Category Archives: Photo Tips & Technique

Struggling with Chromatic Aberration? Who doesn’t like crisp and lively photographs? Everyone wants to capture their life moments in a perfect photo. But if the picture does not depict the moment in the same way, it’s quite disappointing. You go for a tropical vacation and the colors of your picture sometimes make …

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Have you been thinking about starting newborn photography? Here are 5 crucial questions you need to ask before you start! For those of you who have thought about shooting newborns, but haven’t taken that leap yet – you probably have a lot of questions before jumping in to this new niche. Maybe …

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Learn our 5 Keys for Photographers and Start Taking Better Family Photos Today! If you are just venturing into the world of family portraits, the idea of managing an entire family photo session and turning out great images can be an intimidating one. But after shooting hundreds of family sessions, I can …

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If you have ever struggled with finding good lighting for a family portrait session on the beach, this behind-the-scenes video is for you! DIFFICULT LIGHTING As photographers, of course we always want to shoot in beautiful, soft, perfect lighting situations – but unfortunately, it’s not always possible. If you live somewhere like …

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Build your confidence and know how to take group photos that wow every time! If you have ever taken photos of a group before, you know that it’s not always a simple task. One of the most common questions we are asked is about photographing groups, so today we are laying out …

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ISO is a term that you will often hear as you begin your journey in photography. It is one of the most fundamental and essential aspects of photography, essential for primary camera control. Without a proper ISO setting, your camera will take photos that are either too bright or too dark. How …

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If you have ever had trouble with knowing how to shoot in direct sunlight, you are not alone.   As a new photographer, one of the best skills you can learn is how to shoot in direct sunlight. And it all starts with learning where to position your subject, and then determining …

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In This Family Portrait Tutorial You’ll Discover the Key to Capturing Natural & Authentic Moments That Your Clients will Love! One of the best ways to set your photos apart is to grow in your ability to capture authentic connection in your family sessions. While traditional, posed portraits are fine, there is …

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Looking for tips to grow your photography business? So you made it official: You started your photography business! At this point you’ve probably done some portfolio building, created a Facebook page, set some prices, and have had a few sessions with family and friends. You might even have a couple brand new …

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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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