Category Archives: Photography Fundamentals

Business Owner at 17: Pushing Past Judgements and Forging Your Own Path to Success, with Hope Taylor. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Episode 05: Show Notes. Sometimes, we need to learn how to push past the judgments of other people, live the life that we want to live, and forge our own path to success. In …

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Fear of Running a Photography Business: Getting Past Insecurities and Embracing Your Uniqueness. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Episode 04: Show Notes. Today’s topic is a tough one because it touches all of us in some way—fear. While both new and seasoned photographers sometimes battle with fears and insecurities, it is mostly the upcoming ones who …

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Instagram Connections: How to Up Your Game and Stand Out with Bobbi Peterson. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Episode 03: Show Notes. In this episode of Find Your Focus, Logan chats to Bobbi Peterson, a member of the well-known Twig & Olive trio, about using social media for marketing purposes. Tuning in to the show, listeners …

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Pinterest for Photographers — Using Pinterest to Attract More Dream Clients on Google with Anna Bennett. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Episode 02: Show Notes. Did you know that using Pinterest can help your business rank on the first page of a Google search? Pinterest is a powerful, unique, and often overlooked tool for digital marketing, …

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Food photography is ubiquitous. It’s seen in TV commercials, magazines, blogs, cookbooks, billboards, social media posts and more. When great food photography is done right, one photo will convince hundreds or thousands of people to try that food. So how do you get started in food photography, and what do you need to know? We’re …

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Do you thrive on competition?  Love the energy, excitement, and physicality of sports?  Then sports photography might be the right play for you (pun fully intended!) There are lots of great reasons to make sports photography your passion.  Your kids, your job, or your desire for a new market.  Or maybe you just love playing, …

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Homeless to Happy – One Photographer’s Journey to Optimism and Success with Christopher Hall. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Episode 01: Show Notes. Welcome to the first episode of the Find Your Focus podcast with Cole’s Classroom, where you’ll hear inspirational stories and pro tips from our guests to help you on your journey with photography! …

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In other posts, you’ve read about aperture (opening in the lens that lets light pass into the camera body) and how aperture affects exposure. Hopefully, after several experiments, you now have a feel of how aperture works. While fidgeting with your camera’s aperture, you probably discovered (accidentally or on purpose) its side effect on your photo, …

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Photographers like to talk about golden hour photography and the beautiful, glowy light they find right before sunset or after sunrise. The golden hour is amazing. But for my money, you can’t beat blue hour photography for some peaceful, serene images. Don’t be so hasty packing up your gear after the sun has set. Stay …

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Even though you may not have heard of the Brenizer method, you’ve definitely seen it. Just think of the photographs you’ve admired with beautifully expansive backgrounds and clear focused subjects. Most likely, these impossibly panoramic photos are products of the Brenizer method, an advanced and highly technical photographic technique. Keep reading to learn more about …

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Blue and orange are two of the essential colors in photography. Here’s what you should know about these colors, including the impact of light. The Basics of Color Theory Blue and orange are the most common colors in photography, and for a good reason. They’re dominant colors individually, which means they always stand out, but …

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Learning to perfect your technique in panning photography may be more simple than you think. With a step by step technique guide, you can follow the steps to learn panning photography in no time at all. Follow our guide below.  Understanding Panning in Photography Panning photography is a technique in photography that uses a slow …

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Whether you’re a professional photography shutterbug or an aspiring photography amateur, the art and science of photography can quickly feel confusing. There are so many different photography techniques, terms, and tidbits to keep track of, it’s easy to occasionally forget some of the basics. Photographers of every skill level benefit from photography cheat sheets, and …

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Photo editing is an essential aspect of photography. Through editing, you can take your work to the next level. However, you are probably wondering which editing software is the best. GIMP and Photoshop both give you the ability to edit your photos, but there are advantages and disadvantages to both software. So, here is a …

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Any aspiring photographer, at some point or another, will run across the term “color space.” Typically, this moment happens when you’re setting up a new camera, or when you’re fiddling around with your camera’s settings. You notice that there are two color spaces, RGB and sRGB, and an obvious question arises: which one should I …

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An intervalometer is a handy photography device that’s an essential item for any aspiring photographer. But just what’s an intervalometer? Let’s take a look and learn more about what you can use it for.  Intervalometer Defined An intervalometer is a handheld device that plugs into your camera device’s micro-USB port. In photography, it allows you …

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