Category Archives: Photo Gear Reviews

Needing a new online photo delivery system for your clients? Here is an all-inclusive 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 delivery systems for clients.  Well, you’re in the right place. Here’s our complete Shootproof …

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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 break down! 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 ANOTHER great lens! We’re here to help.  Let’s get down to the main prime …

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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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