Category Archives: Photo Tips & Technique

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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Off-Camera Flash Techniques for Stunning Photos! If you’re reading this you likely are a little intimidated by using off-camera flash and trust me, I’ve been there.  But I promise it’s nothing to be afraid of and this quick off-camera flash tutorial will get you on the right track. I primarily am a …

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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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RAW or JPEG – that is the age old question.  A question that was primarily much easier to answer back when DSLRs were first being introduced to the market as technology was not as advanced as they are now, both in terms of in camera sensors, firmware and components and also photo …

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How to Photograph People – 10 Tips Guaranteed to Improve Your Photos! Learning the ins and outs 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-all there is implicitly a lot of pressure …

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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 …

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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 …

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