Category Archives: Inspiration & Motivation

The Photo Project: Digging Deeper When A Portrait Doesn’t Say Enough This is my son. It was taken… a year or two ago? That’s right, off the top of my head I can’t tell. He still has his baby front teeth here, that helps narrow it a bit. It was taken in the …

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5 Tips for Finding Your Confidence as a New Photographer Photography is art, like any painting or sculpture. Our photography is an expression of who we are. It is an intimate look into our vision & our emotions. With that understanding, it really isn’t any wonder that many of us feel insecure about …

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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 Jennifer has been contributing to the group in both asking for help and more important, providing help to all the other …

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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 Ryan Jakubowski has been a huge asset in our community and not to mention, his work is pretty awesome too!! …

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3 Surprising Results from Shooting Every Day I used to wait to pick up my camera until I wanted to shoot, or until I had something to shoot, or until I had time. Let’s face it: there are days I just don’t want to pick up my camera. And some days, the …

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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.  I’ve watched Jess Turner interact inside the group since the beginning in February and it has been so much fun to see how much …

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5 Lessons Learned As A Second Shooter Have you ever considered adding wedding photography to your current photography business?   Do you love weddings but simply don’t have the time for the contracts, client meetings, post processing  & logistics?  Are you looking for a way to fill in your schedule gaps and make …

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I am telling you, every day  it’s a party in the Cole’s Clique Elite Private Facebook group.  But don’t get me wrong, it’s not only fun and games, we’re serious about improving our photography and for many like Leslie & Jessica – boosting their photography business too. None of this comes easy. …

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Not Good Enough: Disbanding the Lie and Growing as a Photographer We don’t talk about it much, but we’ve all been there: the doubt, the discouragement, the hidden, quiet thoughts rooted in the fear that we are not good enough. “Am I good enough to be a photographer?” “Do I have what …

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23 Random Facts About Cole from Cole’s Classroom One way or another you’ve stumbled upon Cole’s Classroom, and THANK YOU for being here!  It might have been from Facebook, or YouTube or Google or perhaps a friend of yours told you about Cole’s Classroom – at any rate, you’ve likely seen my …

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Lunar events are some of the coolest events to take place.  Throughout the year a lunar eclipse happens at least twice a year and it can be seen in different parts of the world.  The occurrence of the lunar eclipses are not as rare as many might think. However this particular occurrence …

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Just go with the flow.  Do you ever tell that to yourself?  I sure do. The truth is, one of the best skills you can have if you want to be a great wedding photographer is to learn when to just go with the flow.  More times than not, weddings never go …

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When I first started out in photography and was teaching myself by reading tutorials online and books one thing I noticed was a large group of photographers all said to use manual camera mode all the time. The idea behind using fully manual camera mode is most often that we are smarter …

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Ever wonder what its like to be a wedding photographer? Wedding photography means a lot of things to a lot of different people.  To some, it is quite the glamorous job, for others they think that anyone who would want to become a wedding photographer is CRAAAZY!  After-all, who would want to …

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