Category Archives: Photo Gear Reviews

A Tokina 100mm f/2.8 macro lens review and my new love affair. This Tokina 100mm f/2.8 macro lens review is not sexy, which is fitting considering the lens itself it’s very sexy.  You don’t hear a lot of people raving about it on photography sites.  Like the proverbial nice guy, it often …

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Are you looking for that perfect bag to meet your photography needs AND compliment your lifestyle? Here are our top picks of camera bags for women –  what style will you choose? Hey everyone! So today I want to talk everything camera bag related. Or more specifically, camera bags for women! You …

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What the heck is a neutral density filter? Read below for our simple explanation! With so many tools and accessories available to photographers, it can be difficult to determine which ones to add to your photography bag. Neutral density filters are a great addition for photographers that shoot in harsh light or …

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Wondering what that hood is that comes with your camera lens? Read on for more on your lens hood! A lens hood is a very common photography accessory that is often misunderstood. They can be extremely helpful in protecting the front of your lens, as well as controlling lens flare. This article …

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Afterlight 2 is a popular photo editing app available for iPhone users. It’s a complete overhaul of the popular Afterlight app. Powerful and inexpensive, this app is designed to make photo editing process easy for everyone. If you are deciding whether to purchase Afterlight 2, it’s helpful to first understand the quality, …

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Need a new online photo delivery system for your clients? Here is a comprehensive Shootproof review just for you! So you have either decided to ditch the USBs or better yet, CDs, and you’ve heard all about online gallery delivery systems for clients.  Well, you’re in the right place. Here’s our complete …

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The Dilemma: Choosing The Best Beginner Camera in a World Full of Options. Which One is For You? This is a question that gets asked regularly, so let’s get clear right from the start friends. The best beginner camera for you, is not going to be the same as the best beginner …

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Ever get confused when it comes to the many different types of camera lenses? Let’s make it simple! Even if you’ve been in the photography world for years, you may not be experienced with many different types of camera lenses.  The truth is, lenses are expensive, so we often choose a type …

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Wondering what client gallery delivery option to choose? Let’s compare two great choices, Pixieset vs Shootproof! When it comes to choosing a delivery method for client photos, things can get a little confusing.  Today, we are breaking down both the pros and cons of the two largest client gallery options, Pixieset vs Shootproof. …

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Looking for a cheap Canon lens? Let’s examine your options! If you’re a new or seasoned photographer, you probably have figured out that it’s NOT cheap to build your lens arsenal.  In fact, it’s really easy to find yourself overwhelmed with all of the choices you have and what is absolutely necessary. …

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Confused about your next portrait lens? Let us give you the breakdown! Choosing the best portrait lens can be confusing, as they all have some admirable qualities. As a new (or seasoned) portrait photographer, portrait lens choices can really get confusing! We often hear about one great lens, only to read about …

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An in-depth discussion on comparing the 50mm 1.8 vs. 1.4 so you know which one is best for you! When it comes to prime camera lenses, the 50mm lens is a classic. It’s the lens that everyone shoots on when they first take black and white photography in high school. It’s the …

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Introduction We talk a a lot about prime lenses on Coles classroom. But when it comes down to price, lots of people can only afford to buy one prime lens. Although primes are wonderful and produce sharp stunning images, they can lack some functionality. The main thing being that you don’t have …

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Your 18-55mm Is Still a Great Choice! My very first ‘serious’ camera (I say serious because it was the first camera that I owned with interchangeable lenses) came with all the starter essentials that I could hope for when I was starting out. I remember the smile from ear to ear when I …

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Want to know WHY you NEED an 85mm Lens?! It’s no big secret that many photographers initially reach for their 85mm lens! I know adding an 85mm lens to my arsenal was a BIG deal! I researched my different lens options for months and came to love the idea of what the 85mm …

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What is a DSLR anyway? What do you think of when you hear the term DSLR? You possibly think of the family camera that collects dust in the computer room. Or one of those large cameras that you see professional photographers using on the football field. But do you really know how …

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