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How to Keep Your Photography Prices Firm

What to do when you are asked for a discount? Here’s how to keep your prices firm and your customer happy.

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Why Many Photographers Choose to Use Photoshop Actions

Learn the benefits to using Photoshop actions and Lightroom presets versus relying just on hand editing. And figure out which is best for you.

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A Different Kind of Before and After

Rather than the usual Photoshop or Lightroom before and after, learn how I spent the last year becoming a before and after myself — via a change in my lifestyle.

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.

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Holiday Gift Ideas For Photographers

  With the holiday prep in full swing, you may be looking for that ideal gift for that photographer friend of yours, or items to put on your own wish list. Below is a list of some great tools that I have on my own wish list, or that I have come across and thought…

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5 Tips for Photographers to Get In Photos with Their Families

Getting in photos with your loved ones is so important. Here’s ways to help photographers let go and start becoming part of those memories.

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A Guide to Photographing Hummingbirds

  A Guide to Photographing Hummingbirds Hummingbirds are beautiful.  And they are fast.  If you hope to photograph them you will want to plan for it, not just rely on luck. Here’s how I approach capturing images of hummingbirds. The Necessities: Feeders: I have two bird feeders which means up to 8 to 10+ birds…

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Finding Balance: 4 Tips for Juggling Career, Family, and Photography

When photography is not a full-time job, finding the right balance in life can be hard. Lindsay Williams of Lindsay Williams Photography offers advice on how to manage a career, a family, and a passion for photography whether you are a hobbyist or a part-time professional.

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A Guide to Photographing Hummingbirds

  A Guide to Photographing Hummingbirds Hummingbirds are beautiful.  And they are fast.  If you hope to photograph them you will want to plan for it, not just rely on luck. Here’s how I approach capturing images of hummingbirds. The Necessities: Feeders: I have two bird feeders which means up to 8 to 10+ birds…

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Should You Jump Ship From Facebook For Google Plus?

It’s not time to abandon Facebook, but here are some strategies to work with the changes and also how to diversify your social reach.

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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.

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Five Easy Tips For Capturing Great Beach Photos

This blog will give you good tips for getting good photos at the beach.

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MCP Editing and Photography Challenges: Shallow Depth of Field

Photography is all about perspective; telling a story from behind the lens. Small adjustments to aperture and shutter speed can make a huge impact on the feeling your image conveys. This week the we challenged you to explore depth of field through aperature and shutter speed changes.  One subject, two photos equals two very different…

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The Importance of Working with Photography Mentors

How I Got My Mentor: Growing up, I was always the kid lugging a camera around to local horse shows and events to photograph my friends and try new techniques. I rode horses competitively from age 5 to 17, when I was forced to slow my pace down due to a surgery. To fill the…

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Free Model Release Form for Photographers

You should always have a model release handy so you have permission to use people’s photos on your site. Download this free one now.

5 Reasons You Don’t Need To Be Your Photography Brand

5 Reasons You Don’t Need To Be Your Photography Brand

Should you brand your business as yourself, or create a brand identity for your company? Learn more now.

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The Injustice of Fixing Photos in Photoshop: And An Edit Challenge

Should we only accept perfectly exposed and white balanced images or is editing to fix images acceptable? Learn if Photoshop is doing an injustice to photographers.

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Project MCP: Highlights for May, Challenge #1

May is shaping up to be another busy month for Project MCP. The Flickr gallery has been quite busy with the opportunity to win a Tamaron lens on the table! This week’s challenge was to capture a photo to illustrate the word “neighborhood”. Here are few of the Project MCP’s favorites:  Submitted by James Charles…

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Creating Dramatic, Vibrant Images Using MCP’s Photoshop Actions

If you like rich color and high contrast in your photos, read the step by step of this edit in Photoshop to learn how to achieve this “look.”

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Editing Backlit Images With Photoshop Actions

Quick, easy edits for backlit photos … learn the steps now.

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Blueprint: Enhancing Colors and Depth with MCP’s Fusion Photoshop Action Set

Watch Step-by-Step how a photographer gives more color and life to her photos. Then try it yourself!

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