Author Archives: Teresa Milner

Photographers like to talk about golden hour photography and the beautiful, glowy light they find right before sunset or after sunrise. The golden hour is amazing. But for my money, you can’t beat blue hour photography for some peaceful, serene images. Don’t be so hasty packing up your gear after the sun has set. Stay …

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Offering headshot photography sessions can be a great way to diversify to your photography business.  It’s a service needed year-round and in every community.  But before you begin offering headshots sessions, or even practicing them, you’ll need to make sure you have the right equipment.  Fortunately, headshots require very little in terms of photography gear. …

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What’s the best Nikon camera on the market? The better question is what is the best Nikon camera for you! You are in the market for a new model. Two questions are likely top-of-mind: which are the best Nikon cameras and how much is this going to cost me? Follow along as I break down …

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Saddle up for Action with this Beginner’s Guide to Rodeo Photography Ever heard the expression “This ain’t my first rodeo”?  Well, it’s not.  I grew up in the shadow of the world’s biggest outdoor rodeo…Cheyenne Frontier Days.  I spent many cold mornings at the knee of my father as he announced slack or tagged along …

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Does the thought of learning Photoshop overwhelm you? Start here with The First 5 Things to Learn in Photoshop to Touch up Your Images! The Adobe Photoshop application is a beast of a thing.  There are brushes, layers, masks, filters and about 13,252 different things you can do to your images with it.  It can …

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Add motion and make your images more dynamic when you master panning photography! Most of the time, photographers do everything in our power to avoid blur in our images. But used correctly, intentionally adding a type of motion blur can enhance your images. Learn how and why to master panning in photography! What is panning? …

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What lens should you buy next? It all depends on your needs, budget, and style! Read any photography forum and you’ll find the same questions get brought up over and over again.  One of those is “what lens should you buy next?”  Lenses are expensive.  No one wants to make a bad investment into a …

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Let’s talk about artificial lighting. More specifically, let’s talk about continuous lighting vs. flash and learn which is the right choice for you! Do you ever feel like learning photography is just one great debate after another?  Canon vs. Nikon! IPS vs. digital sales.  Wix vs. WordPress.  Well, we’ve got another head-to-head matchup for you …

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What if someone gave you a complete road-map to success for newborn photography, instantly giving you the tools, knowledge and resources you need to create a thriving business that you love? Click here for our online Newborn Photography Workshop!

Do feel like advertising your business online is a good idea but don’t’ know where to start?  We’ve got Google Ads for Photographers Explained! I’m a photographer.  I also have degrees and experience in public relations and economics, specifically in the natural resources industry.  So I know a lot of stuff about some really weird …

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Scenes so nice, you’ll see them twice! 5 Tips for Capturing Water Reflections (Plus two cheats!) If I had to pick a favorite type of landscape scene, it would probably involve a water reflection. There’s just something serene and peaceful about an image with water. If symmetry and mirror images are your creative jam, too, …

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Check out our Lens Calibration 101 guide on why and how to adjust your lenses! There are a lot of different reasons your images might not be as sharp as you want. Dirty equipment, the wrong camera settings or even your shooting stance can affect the sharpness of your images. But if you find that …

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Using TTL flash but disappointed with the results? Check out our beginner’s guide on TTL…how to use it and how to make it work better for you! Learning flash is one of the hardest skills in photography for many people. Between all the gear and the lighting and terminology, it feels really intimidating and complicated. …

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Photo by LilyandMoon Grab your flash and head outside. We’ll show you how to use fill flash outdoors! You’re shooting outside in great lighting conditions. So why in the world would you want to add flash? It’s all about filling in the shadows and balancing your ambient light with the exposure on your subject. Today …

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Want to be a better photographer? Here are our recommendations on the things every photographer needs to learn to start mastering the craft! When you first start trying to improve your photography, it can feel overwhelming. What should I learn first? Do I need to learn A before I learn B? What should I prioritize …

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Stay Calm. Be Confident. And Learn How to Deal with Difficult Guests as a Photographer If you photograph weddings or even private portrait sessions, you’ll eventually wind up encountering one…a client or guest who wants to be the official photographer, boss you around or tell you how to do your job. It’s frustrating. It’s maddening. …

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Learn how to price headshot sessions with confidence One of the most frequently asked questions in the Cole’s Classroom Facebook group is about how to price headshots. Pricing headshots feels more difficult than other sessions. But it doesn’t have to be. We have a few tips on how to price headshot sessions and set yourself …

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