Category Archives: Inspiration & Motivation

Do you feel overwhelmed when thinking about the saturated photography market? It can be intimidating! Here are our tips for standing out and overcoming the doubt. So I think we’ve all been there.  You decide that you want to become a photographer and then you start to notice that EVERYONE and their …

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Ever encounter a difficult client scenario and not sure how to respond? Here is our list of 12 challenging photography client situations and how to handle them professionally! Now that you’re in the midst of running your own business, you get the added fun of encountering many colorful personalities! Hold on tight, …

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Feel like you may lose your lunch just thinking about that upcoming photography session? We have you covered! Here are our 11 tips for banishing pre-session anxiety. I don’t care how long you’ve been a photographer, I KNOW you still get some session anxiety (heck, maybe before every session). Maybe you’re putting …

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No Matter What, I Always Get Blurry Photos! What Gives? One of the most frustrating things we face as photographers is getting back from a shoot, looking over your the gallery and realizing that a majority of photos that you thought were amazing as you took them, are not as sharp as …

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5 Lessons I Learned From My Own Family Photos That Will Help You Provide a Better Client Experience Recently, my sister and I scheduled an extended family photo session and it was my turn to have the client experience. Spending 90 minutes in front of the camera taught me a lot about …

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Feeling overwhelmed thinking about starting a photography business?! Don’t be! If you’re anything like me, I was just a *tad overwhelmed when it came to starting my photography business.  I thought, “well, I love taking pictures, I can totally make this into a business!” The truth is, there was a lot I …

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Hey Photographers! Have You ever Wanted to Be Awesome at Band Photography? Keep Reading to Find out How! Ever wanted to be the go-to photographer for band photos? Have you ever wanted to really stand out by taking great and press worthy shots of one of your favorite musical acts? Well great …

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Your confidence and business will grow when you stop comparing yourself to other photographers “That is so beautiful. Why don’t my photos look like that?” “Her work is so good. I will never be as good as her.” “Compared to that, my work is trash.” “I wish I had taken that photo …

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Are you already familiar with the work of these famous photographers? Photography like any art, should not be practiced in an echo chamber. In order to become better at your craft you need to see what other artists are doing. This is how people grow and hone their specific skill set. Trying …

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What Are Some Photography Quotes You Should Live By? Master photographers and artists have many excellent sayings which are worth acknowledging and learning about. You will definitely get inspired and motivated by these photography quotes by famous photographers. These professionals have taken incredible pictures throughout their lives and have expressed their thoughts …

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Your Key Steps for Growing Your Photography Business from the Ground Up Starting your photography business from the ground up can feel like an intimidating task. Whether you have just moved to a new city, or even if you haven’t moved but are looking to grow your business right where you are, …

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How One Photographer Dramatically Changed Her Photography with a Photography Project 365 I picked up my first DSLR camera in December of 2015. I knew basically nothing about photography and began to scour the internet for tutorials and tips. Over the next 5 months, I read every photography education blog and tutorial …

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Another month of hard work (and some fun too!) over in the Cole’s Clique Elite Private Facebook group and that means another Cole’s Clique “Elite Member Spotlight” is upon us.  Since the very beginning Lacey has been contributing to the group in both asking for help and more important, providing help to all the other …

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Preserving Your Images: How to Make a Photo Book I remember being so excited to take photos and get them back from the drugstore to put them in the album as a kid. I always enjoyed looking back at them every time we put a new set of photos in. I really …

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Another month of hard work (and some fun too!) over in the Cole’s Clique Elite Private Facebook group and that means another Cole’s Clique “Elite Member Spotlight” is upon us.  Since the very beginning Sharon has been contributing to the group in both asking for help and more important, providing help to all the other …

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Photo Projects and the Photographer: Are They Worth It? If you’ve been around the photography community for long, you have probably seen a wide variety of photography projects out there. Photo projects range in structure from submitting images daily to weekly, or even just following a certain theme for a given time …

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