Category Archives: Photo Tips & Technique

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 …

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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 capture it. Look …

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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 so different from …

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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 of! This quick …

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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 will have a …

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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 and difficult for …

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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 to one when you change the other and vice versa.  Today …

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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 wants to know …

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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 the market. Back …

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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 …

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[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, …

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Need some helping on how to prevent blurry photos?  We’ve 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’ve been shooting …

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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 – cameras that is.  We got big ones, small ones, expensive ones, cheap ones, and even some pretty darn good ones in our phones!  …

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On the subject of photography basics – it is crucial to learn and understand what the 4 basic camera modes do and not only how, but when to utilize them.  Many times when you first get your new expensive camera you want to just start shooting and expecting to find magical and majestic images but …

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Ah yes the million dollar question – how to increase and accelerate web traffic to your blog or website?  I am here to simply share with you some web traffic tips/tricks and maybe new ideas that have worked for us and can certainly work for you too. Back in 2009 when we first launched Cole …

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