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Self-portrait photography will challenge your technical skills and your creativity! The word selfie didn’t become part of our cultural lexicon until sometime in 2013.  But self-portrait photography has been around almost as long as photography itself.  Robert Cornelius used his camera in the back of his family’s store to take his own …

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Crawl before you walk!  We’re starting at the beginning of baby photography to start your growth spurt in this industry off right! Baby photography is not for the faint of heart.  It requires patience, stamina, a gentle touch and a strong stomach.  But if snuggling, shushing and swaddling make your heart clench …

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What is bokeh, and how do you get it? You’ve heard photographers throwing that term around like everyone knows what it is, but you’re left in the dark trying to understand it. Not to worry, bokeh isn’t so mysterious once someone explains what it means which is what we’re here for. We’ll …

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Family photography might just be the most universal type of photography out there, the type of photography most widely appreciated across the world. So how do you master this photography genre? By most widely appreciated, we don’t mean everyone everywhere is going to care all of your family photography. In fact, each …

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We’ll help you build a smart product photography pricing strategy that works for YOUR business! On any given day in the Cole’s Classroom Facebook group, we see a request for help on product photography pricing.  The post usually goes something like this… “A store has contacted  me to take pictures of their …

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Play all day with flat lay photography! Did social media make flat lay photography popular?  Or did flat lay photography drive the rise of social media?  It’s almost a symbiotic relationship.  Either way, these days you can’t have one without the other.  But what is a flat lay, exactly?  Who uses this …

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Have fun and save some time and money with these 40 photography hacks! Ever had a friend share a photography tip and you thought “Why didn’t I think of that?”  Well, here are 23 new reasons you can say that!  We’ve got photography hacks for weddings, portraits and even product photography!  From …

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Go to the head of the class with school photography jobs School photography isn’t for the faint of heart.  It’s chaotic and hectic and requires a great deal of planning and organization.  But if you enjoy working with kids and have the organizational skills, it can be a fun and lucrative part …

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Recent studies show that almost 80 percent of American consumers do at least some online shopping, while 88 percent of customers research products online before purchasing through a brick-and-mortar store.  Part of their online shopping and research experience is photos.  And it’s not just online merchants.  All kinds of businesses, including restaurants, …

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Outfitting your studio or business with photography backdrops doesn’t have to be complicated or costly! Maybe the weather is limiting your outdoor sessions.  Maybe you just want to start offering studio-based portrait sessions.  But choosing photography backdrops, stands and props is confusing, never mind the lighting and the six hundred other things …

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Have you ever had a photo ruined because your cell phone or camera couldn’t capture it right? Anyone can take a cell phone photo, but only the best cell phone photos incorporate photography techniques. Replace your cell phone with a proper camera and those same techniques will bring your photos to the …

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Want that dreamy glow?  Here are our tips and tricks for natural light photography! As photographers, we know that light is the most critical aspect of photography.  By why is light so important?  And how does it affect our images? First, we need to understand the basic concept of light in photography.  To …

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Hoping to try your hand at Still Life photography? With so many styles and genres of photography, there is none as versatile as Still Life.  It gives the photographer the most creative freedom, as you control all aspects of the image from composition, lighting to the subject matter.  It is also one …

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Headshot Photography: Our 17 Top Tips for Nailing a Great Headshot Headshot photography seems simple! It’s one person, sitting or standing still, and all you need is one or two good photographs.  That all may be true, but for many, it can be a stressful session because you want to make sure …

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We may all be photographers now, but most of us come from very different backgrounds before getting ourselves into this crazy business.  As I have discussed in detail in many of my other business or photography pricing tutorials, being a photographer today is no easy task. Why?  Because everyone is doing it.  …

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Wedding Photography Reception Tips: How to Shoot Open Air Receptions! To be a great wedding photographer – you have to be very experienced and versatile to be prepared to take on all kinds of different lighting scenarios and conditions.  Weddings in particular are such a dynamic event to photograph because each and every one is …

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