Category Archives: Photo Tips & Technique

Have you ever noticed that your photos seem to look grainy, noisy, or pixelated?! Today, we’re breaking down the reasons why! I totally get it, I’ve been there, and it’s frustrating! You see all these pretty photos everywhere and they look so nice!  The colors pop and they are simply beautiful and …

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3 Photo Composition Tips to Transform Your Photos Today! Do you ever just pick up your camera and snap a quick photo without much thought?  If so – it’s my goal today to show you why you should never just pick up and snap away.  A proper exposure and technical expertise will …

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5 Tips for Better Candid Photos! Everyone loves a good candid photo.  Everyone.  Well, unless they are making a funny or awkward face, but assuming that it’s a nice capture – we all love candid photos! The problem though, is actually getting the candid photos – especially when your subjects are more …

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Let’s face it, it’s often a sigh of relief when we arrive at our photo location and it’s a photographers paradise, right?  We instantly know that our job is going to be just a tad bit easier given our “location perfection.” Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out that way and it is …

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10 Quick Tips – How to Photograph Fireworks! Summer is here and with USA’s Independence Day just about upon us, I wanted to share with you some quick tips on how to photograph fireworks. By the end of this tutorial you will have the preparation needed to bring your camera along with …

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What is the exposure triangle? Switching the camera mode dial from auto to any non-auto mode is a nice start, but to truly be a proficient photographer who must truly understand the exposure triangle, is tough. The exposure triangle is simply the relationship between your ISO, shutter speed and aperture. These three components …

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How to Prepare for Your First Wedding! Wedding photography isn’t for the faint of heart!  The action at a wedding is fast and furious and if you aren’t ready for it, it can be a recipe for disaster.  I fondly remember my first wedding, the nerves started the night before and didn’t …

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How to Take Amazing Sunset Photos!   Earlier in the week I was asked by a loyal Cole’s Classroom subscriber if I had any guidance on the best “camera settings” for sunset photos.  While I did give some guidance and suggestions, the key to taking great sunset photos is more involved that …

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3 Simple Steps to Get Sharp Photos – All the Time! Many photographers struggle with how to consistently get sharp photos within each and every photo shoot.  I was once one of those photographers too.  Sometimes I’d get an awesome winner and other times the photos wouldn’t be as sharp as I’d …

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Embracing Shadows in Your Photography for Impact & Intrigue! Not all shadows are created equal.  There are good shadows and there are bad or even….horrendous shadows that can make or break our photos.  But which are the good ones and which are the bad ones?  After reading this quick post you will …

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Need help understanding autofocus modes?  We can help! One of the questions that I get asked the most is how can I get sharper photos? It’s a tough question to give a specific answer for because there can be lots of reasons why your photos aren’t sharp. But sometimes, it’s simply a result …

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5 Must Read Posing Tips For Families & Couples! Posing is not a skill that is learned overnight. Just like all parts of photography, it takes practice. Posing can be stressful, complicated and even totally awkward at times… My name is Kylee and I have put together 5 of my very top …

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Tips for Stunning Daytime Long Exposure Waterfall Photos! Capturing the motion of a beautiful waterfall requires the understanding of long exposure photography, one of the coolest techniques you can use as a photographer. With a good location, the right light, and a little luck, you can capture some extremely interesting images that …

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Creative Night Portraits: How I Shot the “Moon Glow Halo” Some of the most opportune moments in photography happens when you least expect it. For me, this happens a lot when I am hanging out with my friends.  There is this thing that happens that the light-bulb goes on and the magic …

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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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