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About Cole

My goal is simple - give easy to understand, relevant & unbiased advice to transform you into a better photographer. When not writing for Cole's Classroom I am often behind the camera running my San Diego based wedding studio, Cole Joseph Photography or playing guitar on a local stage somewhere! What I love most about running an online blog is all the people I can help, and all the people I can "meet" so feel free to leave a comment and say hello!

Should You Care About Metadata in Your Photos? Here’s Everything You Need to Learn About What is Metadata and How to Use It The concept of Metadata is simple. Metadata is essentially the information about the data. Examples of metadata are all around us, especially in our digitally connected world. There’re examples …

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Have You Always Struggled Taking Your Holiday images? Here’s How to Change All that this Coming Season It’s a good idea for a change to try and take some interesting and different images this holiday season. Now depending on what part of the world you are in, the decorations that are available …

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When Do You Need to Have Fisheye Lens and How to Use It for Better Image Collection? Before talking any further, let’s understand in simple terms what a fisheye lens is. It’s an ultra-wide angle lens that is used to create a wide panoramic view in a hemispherical image and brings about …

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Do You Know What You Need from a Photo Printer?  Here’s a Quick Buyer’s Guide to Finding the Best Photo Printer. Do you often have to run so you can get photo prints of your kid’s science work? Do you need to print photographs at your workplace? If so, then buying a …

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Have You ever Wondered Why Monochrome Photography Never Gets Out of Style? Here’s Why. Today, we will share with you some tips on how to make better monochrome and black and white photos. Hopefully,these practical tips will serve you well in your interest towards monochrome photography.   1. Shoot with High Contrast …

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Wondering How to Get Sharper Images? Photography in today’s age is all about capturing moments and telling a visual story in a creative way. Many aspiring photographers take master classes just to learn basic to intermediate photography skills, and one of the many skills they need to acquire is how to get …

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Have You Ever Found Yourself Wanting To Create Artistic Shots? Creating a mood in a photograph is about much more than just focusing and snapping shot, or picking the perfect background. Although these things are important, they are not the only ones that matter. For photographers to develop the right mood and …

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What is a Telephoto Lens? A telephoto lens is a lens with a long-focal-length. This lens  magnifies object that are far away and helps you take a picture from a distance without disturbing your subject. Telephoto lenses are those that have a focal length of 100mm and above. The longer the focal …

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Have You Ever Been Interested In Using A Ring Light? Every day you come across professional charismatic photographs. Do you ever wonder what techniques are used in taking such amazing, jaw-dropping pictures? The ring light is still a professional technique used by many fashion photographers and even if you have never seen …

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Have You Ever Wondered What Aspect Ratio Is? Aspect ratio or aspect definition is the width to length ratio of a photograph. So if an image is twice as wide as it is tall, it would have a 2:1 aspect ratio. The aspect ratio is independent of the overall pixel dimension. For …

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Have You Ever Found Yourself Needing SD Card Recovery? In this article, I’m going to talk about a devastating situation most of us might have been through. And  if you have, you will immediately relate to what I felt in this situation. But luckily, I’m going to show you how to fix …

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What Are Some Photography Quotes You Should Live By? Master photographers and artists have many excellent sayings which are worth acknowledging and learning about. You will definitely get inspired and motivated by these photography quotes by famous photographers. These professionals have taken incredible pictures throughout their lives and have expressed their thoughts …

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Have You Ever Wondered What It Takes To Take The Perfect Sunset Pictures? Within photography circles, the popular consensus is that sunset pictures are one of those shots that every individual wants to get when they are on a trip or on a vacation. Nothing really captures that feeling of being absolutely in …

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Struggling with Chromatic Aberration? Who doesn’t like crisp and lively photographs? Everyone wants to capture their life moments in a perfect photo. But if the picture does not depict the moment in the same way, it’s quite disappointing. You go for a tropical vacation and the colors of your picture sometimes make …

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Another month of hard work (and some fun too!) over in the Cole’s Clique Elite Private Facebook group and that means another Cole’s Clique “Elite Member Spotlight” is upon us.  Since the very beginning Lacey has been contributing to the group in both asking for help and more important, providing help to all the other …

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Another month of hard work (and some fun too!) over in the Cole’s Clique Elite Private Facebook group and that means another Cole’s Clique “Elite Member Spotlight” is upon us.  Since the very beginning Sharon has been contributing to the group in both asking for help and more important, providing help to all the other …

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