Understanding Aperture in 3 Quick & Easy Steps!

Understanding Aperture in 3 Quick & Easy Steps!

Let me start by saying that I love aperture and I think YOU love aperture too, you just might not know it yet ūüėČ You know how sometimes you see photos that have a gorgeous blurred background and the subject just “pops” right off the screen like the photo below?¬†Aperture helps you get that “blur”…

What is VR Lens and Do You Need Vibration Reduction?

What is VR Lens and Do You Need Vibration Reduction?

Ever wonder if you really need vibration reduction (VR) for your camera? We’re here to explain it all! Whether you are a Nikon or Canon photographer you are likely familiar with the terms Vibration Reduction (VR) or Image Stabilization (IS). You have likely seen when searching for camera lenses to add to your ever-growing wish…

How to Take Photos in Low Light Conditions!

How to Take Photos in Low Light Conditions!

One of the greatest initial challenges for most photographers is how to take photos in low light conditions.  It’s not uncommon at all for many to feel comfortable and more than capable of taking great photos outdoors and when the sun is out, but when faced with taking photos indoors all kinds of things can…

How to Use Off Camera Flash for Daytime Portraits! (Updated 2020)

How to Use Off Camera Flash for Daytime Portraits! (Updated 2020)

 Learn Why and How to Use Off Camera Flash for Daytime Portraits! It’s no secret that photographers despise taking portraits under harsh, midday sunlight.  The midday sun can be overpowering, cause unwanted shadows and simply make it hard on your subjects to be comfortable and not squint in every photo.  But sometimes, a high noon…

Why Shoot RAW – The Top Reason to Shoot RAW!

Why Shoot RAW – The Top Reason to Shoot RAW!

Why Shoot RAW? As we’ve discussed on Cole’s Classroom before, there are many reasons as to why shoot RAW vs shooting JPEG, but in my opinion without a doubt the top reason to shoot RAW is for the extra flexibility you have in post processing.  Since a RAW file contains an exponentially larger amount of…

DSLR for Video Tips – 5 Essential Tips for Recording Video

DSLR for Video Tips – 5 Essential Tips for Recording Video

DSLR for Video Tips – The 5 Main Essentials for Recording Video with Your DSLR. So you own a DSLR camera and have heard that not only does it take great pictures, but it has video capabilities, as well. BUT, you know nothing about using your DSLR for video, or how to capture it. Look…

Simple Off-Camera Flash Techniques for Stunning Photos!

Simple Off-Camera Flash Techniques for Stunning Photos!

Are you totally intimated at the thought of using off-camera flash? You’re not alone! Read on for our tips and tricks to master off-camera flash! If you’re reading this, you likely are a little intimidated by using off-camera flash and trust me, I’ve been there.  I promise it’s nothing to be afraid of! This quick…

RAW vs JPEG: RAW Truth About Which and When!

RAW vs JPEG: RAW Truth About Which and When!

Are you confused about the difference between RAW or JPEG? Let’s chat about what to choose and when! What do I choose? RAW? JPEG?! That seems to be the most popular question photographers ask.  A question that was primarily much easier to answer back when DSLRs were first being introduced to the market. Back then,…

Camera Modes: When Full Manual Can Do More Harm than Good!

Camera Modes: When Full Manual Can Do More Harm than Good!

When I first started out in photography, I taught myself camera modes by reading books and online tutorials.¬† 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 than our…

How to Photograph People – 10 Tips Guaranteed to Improve Your Photos!

How to Photograph People – 10 Tips Guaranteed to Improve Your Photos!

Let’s face it, sometimes it can be tough to photography people! Here are our top 10 tips for improving your portrait photography! Learning the in’s and out’s of how to photograph people can take you very far in your photography hobby or even photography career. ¬†Photographing people can be a very¬†intimidating and daunting task! After…

The Premier On-Camera Flash Technique Everyone Needs to Know!

The Premier On-Camera Flash Technique Everyone Needs to Know!

[fusion_text]For many people the idea of flash is a scary one.¬† We have all seen those photos with extremely harsh and ugly lighting when using the flash on our cameras so naturally many photographers get nervous about the idea of using flash in their photography.¬†I am here today to tell you to not be scared,…

Photography Tips – How to Prevent Blurry Photos

Photography Tips – How to Prevent Blurry Photos

Need some helping on how to prevent blurry photos?¬† We‚Äôve got the photography tips for you! Did you just buying an expensive new camera, start taking photos in the house of your dog or your kid, expecting to see a work of art but instead see a bunch of blur…ahhhhhhh!!!¬† Or maybe you‚Äôve been shooting…

How to Take Photos with your Point & Shoot or Iphone that will Amaze!

How to Take Photos with your Point & Shoot or Iphone that will Amaze!

Everyone has one, but does everyone know how to take photos with their point and shoot or Iphone that will truly amaze and wow people? These days they are literally everywhere ‚Äď cameras that is.  We got big ones, small ones, expensive ones, cheap ones, and even some pretty darn good ones in our phones! …

Welcome and Why Me?

Welcome and Why Me?

Hey there!¬† Welcome to my brand new blog.¬† Does it look awesome yet?¬† No.¬† Am I working on fixing that?¬† Yes.¬† This is what happens when I wake up at 4:30 am wide awake – just thinking about this website…thinking about how I should create it, how I should design it, what content I should…