Category Archives: Photo Tips & Technique

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 exactly is the exposure triangle and why do I need to know about it? 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 …

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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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Understanding Autofocus Modes – Which Should You Use? One of the questions that I get asked the most often is – how can I get sharper photos? Unfortunately, it’s a tough question to give a specific answer because there can be a handful of reasons why you may not be getting as …

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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 acceptable 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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After months of planning & creating, I am so pleased to announce the release of our online Newborn Photography Workshop for the On-Location Photographer! My goal for this online newborn photography workshop was to be able to create a comprehensive and complete newborn photography training resource that anyone could watch and have …

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How to Take Photos in Low Light Conditions! One of the greatest initial challenges for most photographers is how to take photos in low light conditions.  It’s not uncommon at all for many to feel comfortable and more than capable of taking great photos outdoors and when the sun is out, but …

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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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