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Lightroom Tutorial: How to Make Simple Portraits Look Stunning

We often have to take “normal” photos; senior, couple, and family sessions all require simplicity from time to time. Though beautifully composed headshots are fun to make, they’re not always easy to edit. Not having full creative freedom can make you feel restricted and encourage you to completely avoid simple portraits. It’s possible to satisfy…


How to Take Great Close-Up Portraits

Close-up portraits don’t have to look dull. They can be fun, creative, and thought-provoking. They can feature interesting elements, make viewers feel at home, or simply look gorgeous. But how can you take close-up photos of models and not make them feel uncomfortable? How can you take photos of details without making them look like…

5. My favorite panel is Color, located right under Tone Curve. Here, I have the chance to experiment with very specific colors, shades, and saturations. This is ideal for enhancing details like lip color, skin tones, and more. It's also perfect for highlight and removing certain colors; if your subject is wearing a green shirt that clashes with the background, you could make it look less dramatic by dragging the Green saturation slider to the left. There are many options when it comes to color correction, so let yourself have fun here!

7 Photoshop Tricks That Will Greatly Improve Your Portraits

Photoshop can be quite an intimidating program to use, especially if you’re a beginner. Since there are so many options available, it’s hard to find a single editing method that will both save you time and perfect your images. If you’re having a hard time editing photos that your clients will love, all you need…


5 Handy Tips for Indoor Portrait Photography

Why is indoor photography so appealing? The reason is that indoor spaces, particularly homes, have a familial atmosphere. Being in a location full of someone’s beloved possessions is both eye-opening and heartwarming. Photographing that location with its happy owners is even better. This kind of environment gives portrait photographers a chance to take photos that…


Meet Tom Grill – Photographer of the 2017 United States U.S. Flag Stamp

We’re thrilled to announce that the work of MCP contributor and actions creator, Tom Grill, has been selected for the 2017 United States U.S. Flag Stamp!       An industry veteran, Tom Grill has been a professional photographer and artist for over 40 years. He began his career in Brazil as a photojournalist while…

Photographing Children

How to Get Uncooperative Children to Pose for Pictures

When working with children smiles and energy are key. Laugh, dance, let them play and enjoy their moments in order to capture them at their best.

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Don’t Be Afraid of Winter Photography – Tips for Shooting Amazing Portraits in the Snow

Shooting in the snow and winter is difficult – but these tips will help you get amazing portraits in the winter – quickly and easily!

the other side stormtrooper jorge perez higuera

The Other Side of a Stormtrooper’s life exposed through photography

Have you ever wondered what Stormtroopers do when they are not fighting Jedis and rebels? Now it is you chance to find out! Spanish artist Jorge Pérez Higuera has captured the everyday life of a Stormtrooper on camera. His artistic photo project is called “The Other Side” and will definitely put a smile on your face.

Hazmat Surfing by Michael Dyrland

Hazmat Surfing project shows what will become of our oceans

The future of our oceans and ultimately our future is dark. Pollution is affecting the oceans so much that in some places you cannot surf after it rains. Photographer Michael Dyrland has experienced this issue in Los Angeles, therefore he has created the “Hazmat Surfing” photo project to raise awareness of ocean pollution.

How to photograph underwater

Underwater Photography for Beginners

Simple tips and tricks on how to achieve beautiful underwater photography. How to pose your model, choose gear and edit for maximum impact and creativity.

The Homeless Paradise

The Homeless Paradise: the touching story of Diana Kim and her dad

A Hawaii-based photographer named Diana Kim has managed to reconnect with her father with the help of a long-term photo project called The Homeless Paradise. The artist was documenting the lives of the homeless when she found out that her father was one of them. Here is the story of Diana Kim and her alienated father.


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.

Underexposed Aaron Draper

Underexposed: color portraits of the homeless by Aaron Draper

The homeless people are often portrayed in a bad light in order to put further emphasis on their struggles. Photographer Aaron Draper is trying to go a different route by capturing color photos of the homeless which are meant to send a message of hope for these people to the viewers. His striking series is called “Underexposed”.

One year portrait with baby and balloon

How to Extend Space and Add a Photo Prop in Photoshop

Photoshop can turn ordinary into extraordinary. Add balloons, widen your canvas and make your image pop in these easy to follow steps.

Surreal photos of Emilia. Credits: Ania Waluda and Michal Zawer.

Surreal photos of newborn appearing to be floating

Parents and photographers Ania Waluda and Michal Zawer have captured a series of playful portraits of their one-month-old daughter Emilia. The surreal photos of newborn Emilia are the real deal and they have not been manipulated with Photoshop. Instead, Ania and Michal have used creativity to make their daughter float.

Tintypes II by Victoria Will

Tintypes II: haunting portraits of actors by Victoria Will

We have featured tintype photography on Camyx in the past. It seems like this technique, which was popular in the 1860s, is making a comeback in the 21st century. Tintypes II is a series of poignant portrait photos of actors and celebrities captured by photographer Victoria Will at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

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.

Fifty Fifty Selfie Barber Shop

“Fifty Fifty Selfie Barber Shop” project by Adriano Alarcon

A Brazilian artist has spent four months growing an epic beard only to have to shave half of it off. Upon realizing his mistake, Adriano Alarcon has decided to replace it with candy or toys, thinking that other people will not notice it. Well, it was all part of a plan that resulted in the creative and fun “Fifty Fifty Selfie Barber Shop” series.

Nobody Claps Anymore by photographer Alec Dawson

Nobody Claps Anymore in this poignant portrait photo series

Emotional cancers are causing a lot of harm to a lot of people. Depression or anxiety can turn into real monsters and they can affect the best of us, photographer Alec Dawson says. The artist has even created an amazing photo series consisting of haunting portraits of people struggling to cope with their inner issues.

Life on the Line

Portraits of people living a “Life on the Line” at the Arctic Circle

Can you imagine living in a place where sometimes the sun never sets and sometimes it never rises? Welcome to Earth and the Arctic Circle. Temperatures are not very kind to normal human life, but there are people living near the Arctic Circle and photographer Cristian Barnett has portrayed them in the “Life on the Line” project.

Matjaz Krivic Urbanistan

Urbanistan portrays people living in chaos in a tranquil way

You can find tranquility in chaos. In order to prove this thing, here is “Urbanistan”, a travel photography series which portrays people living in poor communities. Although they are surrounded by chaos, the artist has managed to capture the subjects in a calm manner, handing out a sense of peacefulness to the viewers.


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