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Using Foreground To Add depth To Your Photography

Life is rarely framed as neatly as we compose our photos. Sometimes that’s exactly what we love about photography – it lends a frame to a piece of life that we might otherwise miss, it elevates the moment. But sometimes, that neat framing removes us from the feeling of the moment all together. One way to…

What should you do when you are asked to provide a discount?

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.

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.


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.

Stepping In Front of the Lens by Lindsay Williams

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.


10 Tips For Spring Family Portraits For Photographers

  10 Tips for Photographers to Prepare For Spring Family Portraits In my previous post, I highlighted 5 tips for clients on how to get ready for Spring Family Portraits. This post will focus on the photographers’ side and discuss how to be prepared for the Spring Family Portraits season. 1) Gear Readiness Check all your equipment. Get…


The Best Ways to Improve your Online Photography Portfolio in 2014

This blog will help you set your business foundations, showcase your work so that your personal artistry shines through, and help you gain clients.


The Naked Truth Exposed: How Photographers Price Photography

  The Naked Truth Exposed: How Photographers Price Photography There is no right or wrong answer on how photographers should price their prints, digital goods or session fees! Most photographers find that pricing photography is the most difficult aspect to owning a photo studio.  It’s easy to under charge when you start out and soon…


Photo Studio Tour: Not Your Traditional Mall Photography Studio

This article provides a tour of the Frameable Faces Photography Studio in West Bloomfield, MI with a detailed description and photos.


Get Happy: How to Get Toddlers To Smile for the Camera

Here is a guide to get everyone smiling during your photography sessions, both kids and their mummies.


Get Ready: 10 Tips for Photographing Toddlers

10 tips for photographers to get better pictures of toddlers.


5 Steps to Successful Mini Sessions for Professional Photographers

A foolproof, step-by-step guide to running successful minis for professional photographers.


Take Control of Your Light: Why Diffuse It

How to affect the quality of the light Is the  light is giving you the look you desire? By themselves some light sources are very hard, creating very dark and crisp shadows. To soften the light you need to diffuse it by adding modifiers: an umbrella, a softbox, or even a fabric screen. Think about…


Take Control of Your Light: Flash

How to Start out with Flash Lighting If continuous lighting (see Part I) is not ideal for you and you decide that flash lighting would work better, then what? Well now you have to decide between studio strobes or on-camera flash (speedlights) , which can also be used off camera. Both work great, and once…


Take Control of Your Light: Artificial Light, Why Use It

Using artificial light Artificial light is similar to natural light in the way you use it, but differs in three ways. First, you can adjust the power of the light, second, you can change your distance from the light easily, and third, you can modify the quality of the light. Adjustable Power When using any…


Take Control of Your Light: Continuous Light

Steps on how to get to selecting and using at least one ‘un’-natural source of light. The part of the article covers continuous lighting.


How to Become a Professional Photographer

When it comes to photography, the difference between a hobby and a profession is whether or not you’re making a living as a professional photographer.


Don`t Treat Your Camera Like a Washing Machine

Improve your photography without a new camera, and get better photos. It’s easy. Just read, practice and follow these tips.


Keeping Your Passion For Photography Alive As a Pro Photographer

Get out of a rut and start enjoying photography again!


Win A Template Shopping Spree from Photographer Cafe

The winner is Suzanne Winter – enter #112.  Thank you everyone for entering.   Photographer Cafe, a long-time sponsor on the MCP Blog, is known for its practical, modern templates that save precious time while helping photographers looks their very best.  Their stylish marketing templates are essential tools for communicating effectively and presenting a cohesive,…


Interview with Audrey Woulard, Professional Children’s Photographer

Interview with Audrey Woulard, Professional Children’s Photographer Last week, I had the opportunity to interview the talented and popular Chicago Children’s Photographer, Audrey Woulard. She is known for her natural light portraiture and her ultra sharp, colorful, with shallow depth of field photography. MCP Facebook Fans sent in questions and many attended this open dialog. …


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