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Professional Photographer Interview: Laura Novak

I am excited to bring you a close up look at professional photographer, Laura Novak.  She has built a successful photography business the past 10 years and has expanded to owning 2 portrait studios with 8 photographers. Laura is inspiring and full of helpful ideas and tips for new and experienced photographers. Please read and…

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Boudoir Photography: How to Enhance Your Images with Photoshop Actions

Boudoir photography requires great lighting, flattering poses, and often the use of photo editing using Photoshop actions.  When doing Boudoir photography, you want the woman you are photographing to feel special and beautiful.  And while you still want the photo to portray her, Photoshop can help enhance her most positive traits and minimize any flaws…

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The Ideal Focal Length for Portraiture: A Photographer’s Experiment

The Ideal Focal Length for Portraiture: A Photographer’s Experiment When framing a photo, have you ever considered the focal length at which you are framing the subject? The examples above represent the same subject, framed in the same manner yet they have strikingly different appearances due to the difference in focal length. Framing a subject…

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Fashion Photography: Use Photoshop Actions for Dramatic Photo Editing

Fashion photography often looks amazing with more dramatic editing. Using Photoshop actions, you can achieve such a wide range of looks.  This photo and edit was submitted by Camilla Binks of Camilla Photography. She wrote the following when she sent this image to me: “I know you didn’t ask for blueprints to be sent to…

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Many Looks Using Photoshop Actions on an Urban Bride {Blueprint}

Bridal sessions can be fun and creative. A recent trend if to photograph brides in an urban setting.  Using Renee Trichio’s image (Twice as Nice Photography) from when she attended a Private Photoshop Actions Training with me a few weeks ago, you will see that even using one action set, the possibilities are endless. My…

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6 Tips on Using Natural Window Light Creatively

Thank you to MCP Guest Blogger Sharon Gartrell for this post teaching how to feather window light. This should come in handy as the temperatures drop. Using Natural Window Light Creatively Winter is now upon us and many of my fellow natural light photographers are bemoaning the loss of the beautiful scenery and warm weather.…

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Win Portraiture, Noiseware, and Real Grain from Imagenomic

MCP Actions is excited to announce this “smooth” contest where the lucky winner drawn at random will win Imagenomic Pro Plug-In Suite.  The winner will get 3 fabulous products with a $300 retail value: Portraiture 2, Real Grain and Noiseware Professional Plug-In. To enter the contest, comment directly to the blog answering the following: Since…

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