Category Archives: Photo Tips & Technique

Have you ever wondered if you’re using the BEST newborn photography lenses? This is one of the number one questions we hear when it comes to newborn photography.  If you’re just getting started in the newborn niche, you’ll no doubt be wondering if you have the right lenses to capture those precious little babies. Or if …

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Do you already know which of the two newborn photography styles is best for you? Hey guys! This is Kimberlee with Cole’s Classroom, and today I wanted to talk to you about posed vs lifestyle newborn sessions. Now, to me, it doesn’t really matter if we put these into the same genre, …

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Get Sharper Photos FAST With These Easy to Implement Tips for Sharper Photos! If there is ONE thing a photo needs to be, it’s sharp. Unless you’re purposefully aiming for an out of focus, creative look, getting sharper photos is something I think all of us are working towards. And guessing by …

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Have you ever struggled taking great night portraits? As a wedding photographer, diversifying your portfolio is key to attracting ideal clients. One way to do this is to know how to properly use light during your wedding photography shoots. When you are comfortable with light, you can deliver stunning images every time, …

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Photo Session Jitters: 3 Ways to Calm Your Nerves Before a Photo Session We’ve all been there: the butterflies in the stomach, the anxiety, desperately hoping to remember everything you want to do… Preparing for a photo session can be nerve wracking! And to be honest, even after photographing hundreds of sessions, I still …

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Some of the terms in photography can be a little confusing. Take focal length, for example. We know it refers to the lens on our camera, but what exactly is it? Understanding focal length will help you know which lens to purchase and how to use it for a wide variety of …

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If you have ever photographed someone with glasses, you have probably run into the issue of glasses glare. The question of how to avoid glare in glasses is a common one, so today we have some simple and easy to follow tips for you! When we are photographing people with glasses, it …

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So you’re ready to tackle the world of photography! Maybe you just got an awesome new camera, or maybe you’ve had one forever and you’ve finally decided you’re going to learn how to use it. Photography is such a rewarding hobby, and for many, a career. But just as with anything else, …

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One of the most rewarding types of photography is taking family portraits. With life moving so quickly, parents love capturing the different stages and ages of their ever-changing families. Yet as a photographer, capturing these beautiful family moments with your camera does not come without its set of challenges, especially when working …

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Have you ever heard of the Rule of Thirds? Here’s our guide to using the Rule of Thirds in your photos. Anyone who enjoys taking photos has likely heard of some of the rules of photography. One of the most important and helpful is called the Rule of Thirds. While it’s more …

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7 Simple Tips to Dramatically Improve Your Photos TODAY If you are anything like me, you are probably always looking for ways to improve your photos… searching to find ways to take them to the next level. Sound familiar? We jump along from webinar to webinar, blog post to blog post, in …

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Beyond the Snapshot: How to Meaningfully Photograph Birthday Parties My love for photos started long before I ever even owned a DSLR camera. I have always been a “memory keeper” of sorts, documenting special moments in pictures, and reveling in the memories long after the moment was gone. Now that I’m “a …

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4 Tips for Taking Photos in Cold Weather With winter upon many of us, questions are beginning to come about taking photos in the cold weather. While it’s true that for most of us, business slows down in the colder months and we find ourselves with less work than the rest of the …

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How to Create Shaped Bokeh: a Festive Guide for Photographers Have you always admired those neat shots that usually appear at the holidays that give the pretty out of focus lights, referred to as BOKEH, fun shapes? If you have, I have a great, EASY tutorial for you that will send you …

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Making the Best of What You Have – One Window 10 Ways!!! Look at those windows right!? I know, I’m not going to lie – this is what sold us on this house last year. These are gorgeous windows and provide wonderful light! However, I quickly noticed after we moved and settled …

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How to Photograph Your Own Kids: Preventing Photographer Kid Burnout Today I’d like to address an ailment called ‘P.K.B’, or Photographer Kid Burnout. If you’ve ever tried to photograph your own kids, you may recognize the symptoms: Pouting. Screaming. Crying. Grumpy faces. Rolling eyes…. and that is just from us parents! The …

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