Category Archives: Genres

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 in absolute joy, …

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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 family photo session …

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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 new product line.  …

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Need answers to the BIG questions when it comes to organizing mini-sessions?  Start here! Mini-sessions can be a great addition to just about any portrait photography business.  “Minis” can add an income stream, bring in new clients and provide a place for some serious creativity.  But organizing mini sessions requires planning and forethought.  Not sure …

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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 of your photography …

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What parent can resist the stunning beauty of the images created during a newborn posing photo session? Learn the basics of newborn photography here, because we all know end result is worth the work! Those chubby cheeks, and the pure serenity of a sleeping baby is irresistible. Parents go through this tricky process days after …

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Make money for your clients and yourself with high-quality commercial photography. What do you think of when you hear the term commercial photography?  Do you picture a commercial photographer with clients like Nike, Disney or Armani?  What about H&R Real Estate, Carson’s Discount Tire or Olson Orthodontics?  Just about every business, from national brands to …

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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, clothing retailers and …

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Do you have wedding bells in your future? No, not for yourself but for your very first wedding photography client? Before saying “I do…agree to be your wedding photographer”, send your clients your wedding photography contracts! First off, congratulations!! Taking on a wedding is no small feat! We don’t say this to scare you off …

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One of the biggest milestones in a parent’s life is the day their little baby first enters this world. The best way to preserve those memories are though birth photography. Between the anxiety of baby finally coming and hoping the birthing process goes smoothly, parents can quickly forget some of the incredible details on baby’s …

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Cake metaphors and compassion were just a few lessons I learned on family photography from another family photographer. Last month, my family had family portraits taken.  It’s been…a while.  In fact, my first-grader was still in diapers it’s been so long.  Shameful, seeing as how I AM a family photographer. After booking a photographer, completing …

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Boudoir photography has a bit of an unfair reputation. Either it’s looked down upon as being improper or it’s put on a pedestal because it’s perceived as only for women with the “right” body shape. I can think of a dozen reasons why others think boudoir photography is wrong. So why does it still exist …

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Share your worldview with landscape photography! What do postcards, calendars and dentist offices have in common?  Landscape photography!  Scenic vistas have long captured our imagination as humans.  Their likeness on print have the power to transport us to other worlds, help recall cherished vacations and soothe a troubled soul (or tooth). If you want to …

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Landscape vs. Portrait can mean different things to different photographers.  Know the difference! One of my six year old’s favorite jokes is “When is a door not a door?  When it’s a jar!”  It’s easy to amuse a first-grader.  But just like a door that’s a jar, landscape vs. portrait, as used in photography, can …

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How do you create landscape photos others can’t stop staring at? We’ve all seen those stunning landscape photography images on Instagram, in magazines, travel blogs and tv commercials. Read on for more tips to get print worthy landscape photos. What is the best landscape photography camera? There are tons of great cameras out there and there …

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 Interested in sports photography?! We’ve got you covered! Typically, the name of the game in sports photography is being able to capture intense action and freeze a moment in time. Many people will ask, “What settings are best for sports photography?” As in any type of photography, the exact settings will depend on many variables …

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