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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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My Nikon to Canon Switch: A Tale of Slots and Worst Case Scenarios My Story In mid November of 2012 I photographed a high school senior and had the first compact flash card go corrupt on me in years. Prior to that I once had lost a couple of files on a …

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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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What wedding photography gear and equipment do you need? The very first video that I ever recorded for the Cole’s Classroom YouTube channel was “Our Must Have Wedding Photography Equipment” which oddly enough has still been our most viewed video yet.  At the time that was our wedding photography kit that we …

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How Much Should You Charge for Your Photography? Note: This is an excerpt from the 19 page photography pricing guide – “Pricing Yourself for Success“. Without a doubt the hardest piece of the pricing puzzle is knowing how much you should charge for your photography.   There is plenty of information on the …

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Why the New Nikon 35 1.8G FX Lens is a Game Changer! (Above Photo Tech details: D800 + 50mm at f/1.8, edited with “Soft Creamy Color – Warmer” preset) For the vast majority of today’s photographers who’s first DSLRs are entry level “crop sensor” cameras (like the Nikon D3200 or a Canon …

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How to Edit Newborn Photos in Lightroom in Only 65 Seconds! A couple months ago I posted a question on the Cole’s Classroom Facebook group asking what is the one area within newborn photography that people struggle with the most.  Nearly all the responses were related to the photo editing process taking forever. …

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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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Are you not actively blogging and posting photos from your recent photo sessions on a blog?  Well, you should be.  Let me tell you why… Today I am going to share with you the top 7 reasons why your photography business needs to be blogging. SEO – Although my WordPress blog may …

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It’s no secret that I love Lightroom.  The program is so powerful and I feel my studio, Cole Joseph Photography, would be pretty much lost without it.  However, when using Lightroom, it can be very easy to get used to just utilizing the primary editing functions and workflow within the Lightroom develop …

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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 Optimize Images for SEO & Blogging Success! There is no doubt about it that having a blog for your photography business is your absolute best way to get your work seen by anyone surfing the inter-webs.  Of course, if you have a blog but never use it, you are only …

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