Category Archives: Inspiration & Motivation

Get ready to crush it next year with these 20 (+4 more) Photography Goals for 2020! As the decade draws to a close, our thoughts turn to reflection and planning. Was your decade meaningful? Was your year everything you wanted to to be? Why or why not? If you need a little inspiration to start …

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What are the best and hottest gifts for photographers this year?  We’ve got a list! Do you have a photographer in your life?  Do you know what’s on her holiday wish list?  You better believe she has one!  If you need ideas, we have you covered! From stocking stuffers to new gear, we have a …

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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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Did you recently start your photography journey and you’re not sure what to do with your camera? Welcome grasshopper, you’ve come to the right place for photography for beginners! We love your enthusiasm and drive to get better and we’re going to guide you on your journey to growing as a photographer! This article will …

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Are you the type of photographer that runs indoors at the first sign of rain, or the type that grabs your camera and jumps in the puddles? If you’re not already the latter you will be dying for precipitation to get rain pictures! We’ve got tips to protect your camera and take creative rainy day …

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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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Have you heard about the romantic notions surrounding film photography and wondered if you should give it a shot? If that isn’t you, then you must be young enough to have never used analog (film) cameras yourself, and are now curious about what film photography actually is. What is film photography? Put simply, film photography …

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Raise your hand if you caught every single episode of America’s Next Top Model. Except, instead of daydreaming of becoming a model, you were itching to be behind the camera at those glamorous fashion photography shoots. Who can blame you? Those fashion photography shoots were clearly no easy feat, but the end result were stunning …

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So you’ve heard about Cole and Cole’s Classroom, and you want to make sure it’s legit. We understand you work hard for your money! So let’s get down to the details. You’ll also hear from real customers and see recent Cole’s Classroom reviews! We get it. You want to find a resource to help forward …

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Does nature photography seem like an elusive hobby made only for the outdoor experts? Your perception couldn’t be further from the truth! The beautiful thing about nature photography is that anyone can try it! Just like nature is full of living things of all shapes and sizes, nature photography is for photographers of all skill …

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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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Do you know who invented the camera?  Where the first image was ever recorded?  Learn more about the history of photography right here! Paris Hilton once claimed she invented the selfie.  Um…no.  The first self-portrait was actually taken by Robert Cornelius in 1839.  Sorry Ms. Hilton but you’re 64,9070 days late and a dollar short.  …

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What can an hard-living, hell-raising author from several decades ago teach you about finding your photographic style?  Maybe more than you think! I never imagined I could learn a thing or two about finding my photographic style from Ernest Hemingway.  But I did.  Did ALL high-schoolers have to read something by Hemingway, or was that …

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Wondering what types of characteristics make up those who find success in photography (and in life)? If you’re looking for us to tell you the PERFECT lens or camera body, or what killer pose is going to get your photograph to go viral, you’re in the wrong place. The thing is, it’s not the gear …

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Do you want to call yourself a professional photographer, but feel a MAJOR case of imposter syndrome? You’re normal. Stick around to put this all into context! So you feel like a fraud. Let’s just cut to the chase. You’re normal. I know this because I too feel like a total fraud sometimes, even after …

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Ready to focus on being a second shooter?  Here are some simple ways to take the lead and start calling the shots. Looking to branch out into event or wedding photography?  There is no easier way to learn the craft, than starting out as a second shooter.  So, what exactly is a second shooter and …

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