Category Archives: Photo Gear Reviews

A 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. Its the lens that everyone shoots on when they first take black and white photography in high school. Its 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 a 85mm Lens?! It’s no big secret that many photographers initially reach for their 85mm lens! I know adding a 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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Prime Lens: What is it? What can you do with it? Whether you just took the leap into the wonderful world of photography or you have been at it for a while, no doubt you got to a point where the ‘kit lens’ that came with your brand new camera, just wasn’t …

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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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What is the best way to save money on new photography gear? Let’s face it: as photographers, all of us love some new gear don’t we? It comes with the territory, I think. We are always interested in what kind of gear others are using, and it’s fun to see what using …

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Canon 50mm f/1.2L Lens Review: a Hands On Practical Review I love 50mm lenses, mostly for their versatile and natural focal length. Whether you are shooting portraits, smaller details, lifestyle, or just looking for a good every day lens, you really can’t beat the focal length of a 50mm. I recently had …

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Wish you could nail white balance consistently? Now you can. I’m going to be honest with you. When it comes to White Balance, I have always been one to shoot in Auto White Balance (AWB) mode and “fix it later.” “It’s such a quick, easy fix in post-processing,” I told myself. Until …

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Nikon D5 Review – Is It Worth It? I recently rented the Nikon D5 from LensProtoGo to spend a few days with the camera for two different photo shoots I had scheduled.  It was fun to really put it to the test and see how the camera performs.  Now, of course at …

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Tips to Avoid a Corrupt Memory Card I’m in quite a few Facebook photography groups and it seems every single day someone has a memory card fail. It’s scary when this happens but we all have to deal with at some point. I recently had one fail on me! While there is …

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Are you looking for the best portrait lens on a budget? If you are making your way into the photography industry, chances are you are looking to get killer photos of your clients while building your business on a budget. And who can blame you? We want our clients to look their …

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Need Help Understanding Exactly What You Need to Know about Buying a Speedlight? Once upon a time if you wanted an external flash for your camera then your choice was simple.  You would pay a small fortune for the manufacturer’s own brand.  The end. Nowadays though, the amount of choice on the …

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Image Delivery Solutions – What Are Your Options? The days of sending over a box of film negatives or proofs to your clients are long gone. After a job well done, it’s now time to actually deliver your finished images to your clients. The question though becomes, what options do you have …

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Younity – a Must Have Free App for All Photographers! Modern digital cameras… …produce beautiful, high-resolution photos. However, with high resolution images comes more data, and therefore larger file sizes. If you use a mid-range point-and-shoot or low-end DSLR camera, your file sizes are fairly large. Have a higher-end camera? Then you …

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