Category Archives: Inspiration & Motivation

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 clique-mates 🙂 Congrats …

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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 period.  It can …

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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 clique-mates 🙂 Congrats …

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Ready for Anything: The Importance of Being Prepared as a Photographer I will never forget the day my biggest fear as a photographer was realized. It was gut-wrenching. And as much as I had feared this happening, there was nothing that could prepare me for the unfathomable sickness I would feel in the pit of …

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Why 85% of Photographers Fail & How You Can Succeed! Well hello there new aspiring photographer! So you want to make money with your photography? That’s great…as long as you’re prepared for the bumps, peaks and valleys along the way.  In fact, did you know that 85% of photographers fail? According to Dane Sanders in …

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How a Carnival Worker Challenged me to Be a Better Photographer A few weeks ago, my husband and I took our family to a local Fall Festival. What started out as a typical fun day with our family very quickly took shape as a huge lesson for me. As we strolled along with our shaved …

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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 fall… I can …

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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 putting our creations …

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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 clique-mates 🙂 Congrats …

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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!! Congrats Ryan! Keep up …

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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 desire is there, …

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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 her work has …

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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 some additional income?  …

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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.  You have to …

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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 it takes to …

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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 face or read …

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