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, it takes work …

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If you’re a photography business owner and serious about results in 2018, this guide on photographer marketing will change your life. You’ll learn the 4-step system that will set you up for success in 2018, including: Positioning yourself online Converting website visitors to clients Optimizing your website for search This article is not theory. It’s based on case studies …

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Another month of hard work (and some fun too!) over in the Cole’s Clique Elite Private Facebook group and that means another Cole’s Clique “Elite Member Spotlight” is upon us.  Since the very beginning Lacey has been contributing to the group in both asking for help and more important, providing help to all the other clique-mates 🙂 Congrats …

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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 with young children. …

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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 of a guideline …

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I remember being so excited to take photos and get them back from the drugstore to put them in the album as a kid. I always enjoyed looking back at them every time we put a new set of photos in. I really wanted my children to have something to have and hold and reflect …

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Another month of hard work (and some fun too!) over in the Cole’s Clique Elite Private Facebook group and that means another Cole’s Clique “Elite Member Spotlight” is upon us.  Since the very beginning Sharon has been contributing to the group in both asking for help and more important, providing help to all the other clique-mates 🙂 Congrats …

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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 search of that perfect answer to the question we find ourselves asking: …

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Many times I take a photo, edit it, and it just isn’t giving me a wow factor. I can tell it looks promising but it just needs something MORE. Let’s look at these four examples and see why the black and white conversion made them stronger, more interesting photos. In this first image, the girl is …

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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 photographer,” I spend much of my time perfecting my craft as it …

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Every year the holiday season brings a flurry of Christmas themed child portraits to the photography community. It’s easy to see why. Christmas is a magical time for children, and as photographers we want to capture that magic in an image that will bring parents- whether they be clients or ourselves- right back to that …

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If you’ve been around the photography community for long, you have probably seen a wide variety of photography projects out there. Photo projects range in structure from submitting images daily to weekly, or even just following a certain theme for a given time period.  It can be easy to get overwhelmed, and even to wonder …

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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 year, winter can still be a great time to take photos. …

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Nothing feels better than being organized! When you have a place for everything, and put things where they belong it frees up your mind to focus on other things. At least, this is my philosophy when it comes to organizing my photos. You won’t believe how much organizing your Lightroom catalogue will improve your workflow! …

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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 on your way experimenting in no time! If you’ve wondered how to create shaped …

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It happens to all of us. It can be painful. Maybe even embarrassing. It’s definitely not something we love to talk about… but we should. At some point, each of us will face some sort of failure as a photographer. It might be big, or it could be something relatively small, but what matters most …

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