Category Archives: Photo Tips & Technique

Depth of Field Explained – What it is & What You Need to Know! What is Depth of Field? Depth of field is the distance between the nearest and farthest objects in a scene that appears acceptably sharp in an image. In other words, it’s how much of the photo that is …

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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 😉 You know how sometimes you see photos that have a gorgeous blurred background and the subject just “pops” right off …

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After months of planning & creating, I am so pleased to announce the release of our online Newborn Photography Workshop for the On-Location Photographer! My goal for this online newborn photography workshop was to be able to create a comprehensive and complete newborn photography training resource that anyone could watch and have …

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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 …

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 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, …

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How to Prepare for a Newborn Photography Session – Our 3 Top Tips! Are you the type of newborn photographer who is always nervous or worried before leaving for a newborn session?  I know that I am! Perhaps you frantically ran out of the house and forgot your favorite newborn prop… Or …

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Wedding Photography Tutorials – 5 Top Tips to Prepare for a Successful Wedding Shoot! It is no secret that wedding photography can be a very lucrative career choice for the right type of photographer.  Weddings are fast paced and as the wedding photographer you are always dealing with different personalities on the …

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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 …

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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 …

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Wedding Photography Reception Tips: How to Shoot Open Air Receptions! To be a great wedding photographer – you have to be very experienced and versatile to be prepared to take on all kinds of different lighting scenarios and conditions.  Weddings in particular are such a dynamic event to photograph because each and every one is …

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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 …

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10 “Must Know” Newborn Photography Tips! Newborn photography can come with many surprises, especially if you aren’t a parent.  I’ve compiled a list of newborn photography tips that have helped me tremendously and I am sure will be helpful for anyone interested in learning more about newborn photography.  Of course, every photographer …

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How many of you wedding photographers absolutely love shooting family portraits? Despite the significant importance of family portraits on the wedding day, for many of us wedding photographers – family portraits are certainly not the most exciting part of the day.  There are many reasons why family portraits can become quite stressful …

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Photography Basics – ISO Explained the Easy Way! There are three key elements in photography work together with each and every photo you take that create an “exposure” – Aperture, Shutter-Speed and ISO.  It is paramount that every photographer fully understands how these three components work with each other, and what happens …

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Have you ever been to a wedding as a guest and watched the wedding photographer and thought, that must be the best job to just show up with a camera and take photos?!  Or are you are an up and coming photographer who has your sights on getting into wedding photography and …

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Are you confused about the difference between RAW and JPEG? Let’s chat about what to choose and when! What do I choose? RAW or 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 …

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