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12 Awesome Photography Genres for Both the Professional and the Hobbyist

With the click of a shutter, we’re able to capture the world before us. Photography allows us to preserve the history of any moment in time. This is why photography is so beloved by many. And with the advent of smartphone technology, almost anyone can be a photographer. There are many forms of photography—many with…


Fun Photography Activity Using Fruit as a Prop

Have fun using fruit as a prop in this step-by-step photography activity — carve letters into fruit for your next summer themed photo shoot, BBQ or more.

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Making a Newborn Prop Photo Pop

This Blueprint was created by Blythe Harlan, an MCP Actions customer. She explains below how she has saved time using our products and she shared an example of how she edits her newborn photos using our products.

Follow these step-by-step instructions to make your own airplane photography prop.

Make a DIY Box Airplane Prop for Newborn Photography

Follow these step-by-step instructions to make your own airplane newborn photography prop.


Save Up to $90 on MCP Actions, Presets and Workshops

Our Baby Sale is here. Why “baby”?  Because our three most popular products for photographing and editing newborns and portraits are on sale through Saturday (TWO DAYS ONLY). Save $30 on each of the following: Newborn Necessities Photoshop Actions – Normally $149.99 – with discount just $119.99 Baby Steps Lightroom Presets – Normally $149.99 – with discount…

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5 Ways To Build Your Photography Business Without Social Media

5 Easy tips on how to increase the reach of your photography business without the use of social media websites.


Improve Your Newborn Photography with These 4 Easy Tips

One of the hardest things to master in newborn photography are angles. We often get caught up in the poses, the props, the fabrics and all the other details and sometimes we forget about angles. It is amazing how moving our bodies and cameras ever so slightly can dramatically impact the look and feel of…


Learn to Master the Tushy-Up Newborn Pose: Free Sample Video Inside

Learn How to Create and Photograph the Tushy-Up Newborn Pose To celebrate the launch of our USB Flash Drive version of the popular Newborn Photography Start to Finish Workshop, we wanted to give everyone a free sample clip from our class.  Watch now as Tracy shows you clips from a newborn photo session where she soothes an awake baby and…


MCP Newborn Photography Workshop – Now Available Whenever, Wherever

MCP’s NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP – NOW AVAILABLE ANYTIME, ANYWHERE! Ready to take your newborn photography to the next level? Want to learn the secrets to perfect posing and master those dreamy, creamy edits? Our popular newborn workshop is now available for download. This pre-recorded course puts all the info from our newborn workshop at your…


Shooting In a Niche: Becoming a Boutique Studio

Shooting In a Niche: Becoming a Boutique Studio In my own personal experience, it’s easier to be a photographer when you focus on a single niche instead of trying to shoot anything and everything. Although I do photograph most subjects when asked, I don’t promote myself for them. First, a definition of a boutique studio:…


Workflow and Pricing for Professional Photographers

Learn how to manage your client workflow from the first point of contact until after the shoot and price your photography to perfection.


5 Steps To A Successful Photography Business

Learn the secret to running a successful photography business.

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The Secret To Creating Baby Plans That Work: Newborn Photography

Newborn photographer, Amanda Andrews, shares different baby plans that she has tried with her newborn clients. Learn what has and hasn’t worked for her.


How to Use Newborn Necessities Actions for Cute Kids Images

How to make your images stand out from the crowd using Newborn Necessities.


How to Edit Newborn Photos in Photoshop

This blueprint will teach you how to edit newborn photos and retouch skin using MCP Newborn Necessities Photoshop actions.


Meet the Newest Member of Our Team: Tracy Callahan, Newborn Photographer

We thought it would be fun to interview the newest of the MCP Actions Team.  Learn how Tracy became part of MCP and how she can take your newborn photography and editing to the next level. Tracy is an experience, talented photographer specializing in newborn portraiture. Read along as Tracy provides you with helpful bits…


Join In the MCP Newborn Edit Challenge: Practice Editing

Editing newborns can be a challenge. Today you can practice and edit along with us to learn more.


How to Fix Jaundice Newborn Skin Tones in Photoshop

Yellow baby skin is no match for MCP’s Newborn Necessities Photoshop Action set. In a few quick clicks you’ll have perfect skin tones.


How To Edit Outdoor Newborn Images With Newborn Necessities

Don’t pull your hair out when editing newborn photos. Here’s some easy steps you can take to process your photos with ease.

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Top 5 Secrets to Successfully Photographing Newborns Outdoors

Most newborn babies are photographed inside. It can be tricky to take them outside for images but it can be done. These tips will help you.


8 Essential Soothing Techniques for Successful Newborn Photography

If the baby is comfortable and handled well, you will get better newborn images. Here are 8 soothing techniques you, as a photographer, can use.


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