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How to Create a Welcome Guide Template Using Photoshop

Learn how to create your own client welcome guide template cover in four easy steps using Photoshop.

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The Essential Business Book List for Photographers

For established photographers and new business owners wanting to grow their businesses – check out our business book list for photographers.

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How to Choose Your Next Photography Workshop

Learn how to choose the best photography workshop for you.

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5 Easy Steps to Executing a Successful Senior Rep Program

So there you have it. By carefully choosing my reps, choosing them early, making it worth their while, giving them incentives for referrals, and helping them out on social media, I was able to create the most successful Senior Rep Program I’ve ever used, for the least amount of money.

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Free Photography Cheat Sheet

Use this easy-to-understand photography cheat sheet to help you next time you get confused about aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and depth of field.

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A Photographer’s Parody of a Taylor Swift Song

“Make You Look Like Taylor” – Blank Space Parody I’ve always been a fan of satire, especially parody songs I can relate to, such as Weird Al’s eBay Parody Song…. Well, now there’s one by Dabe Shores of Love Dot Photography — made for photographers.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. If you…

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How to Stay Safe and Legal with Photography and Railroads

Stay safe and legal when you photograph people on railroad tracks. Here are tips and information so you can learn if you are doing it right.

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Which Is Better? The Film vs Digital Debate

It’s confession time. I used to think that modern photographers who used film cameras had lost their minds. I admit it, I judged them a bit. Who would use film vs digital? Who on earth would PAY for film and then PAY again for developing and WAIT for the images? For only 24 or 36…

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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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Do You Need an Ice Light to Help Light Your Photography?

I have posted here before on how to solve lighting challenges with the Ice Light by Westcott and now I am back to visit the topic one more time.  Here in Michigan, I think my favorite season may be Fall.  The excitement of back to school, the changing colors on the trees, college football and…

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How To Get Perfect Focus Every Time

Learn to nail your focus every time. You’ll get sharpener pictures one you learn how to apply these easy-to-follow techniques.

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The Perfect Tool for Portraits of Children — Pez Dispensers

Getting young children interested in a photo shoot can challenge the most talented professional photographer. Many pros have a bag of tricks to use for taking portraits of kids.  But if you are a mom taking pictures of your own kids, or even a new photographer, you may not know all the tricks quite yet.…

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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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Oil and Water: An Abstract Photography Experiment

Easy, fun photo experiments broaden our creativity and help keep us out of a rut. Join us for this unique activity and share your results!

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Edit Faster With My 15 Seconds Per Image Lightroom Workflow

If you want a quick, efficient way to edit your images, we are here to help you edit faster using our 15 seconds per image trick!

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The Plastic Senior: Enhance Beauty Without Over Processing

DO NOT TAKE POST PROCESSING TOO FAR! Here’s why you should make sure you do not over-process pictures of high school seniors.

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A Crop and a Few Quick Edits for a Great Portrait

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: A Crop and a Few Quick Edits for a Great Portrait The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after Blueprints on our main blog, but now,…

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7 Ways to Capture Emotion in Your Photography

What separates a simple snapshot from a stunning success is the story the image portrays. I believe the most important element to be captured in a photograph is emotion. The more emotional the shot is, the more it appeals to our senses, and the greater the connection we feel to it. If a picture conveys…

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4 Ways To Be Taken Seriously As A Young Photographer

If you’re a young photographer, or know of some younger photographers who have trouble getting taken seriously, here are some tips and tricks to getting the respect you deserve.   1. Act Professionally If you want to be taken seriously, you need to be professional. This component is involved in many aspects of the professional…

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The Beginner Photographer’s Guide to Understanding Resolution

Learn quickly how to resize your images for print – and what resolution (PPI and DPI) you should use for the best results.

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A Quick and Fabulous Color to Black and White Photoshop Conversion

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: A Quick and Fabulous Color to Black and White Photoshop Conversion The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after Blueprints on our main blog, but now,…

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