Natural Light Photography Tips for In-Home Sessions! Want to know how to pick the perfect spot to take a great picture in your home ?  Every home is a little different but one thing you can always count on, is that every house has windows! And natural window light is our friend! …

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Tips for Taking Better Holiday Photos! The Daunting Christmas Card! To take your own photos or hire a professional? Christmas Season is just around the corner and that always brings up the option to send out Christmas Cards – which can be a total chore if you do not know how to …

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8 Tips for Photographing Kids! Photographing children can be hilarious and meaningful. Other times it can be like trying to bottle feed an angry octopus. It takes patience, skill and a bit of creativity. Here are some tips and tricks to capturing the moment….as quickly as possible. Have Everyone Prepared Before the …

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Wondering why you should use back button focus? Back button focus usually confuses photographers at first but once they “get it”, they love it! If there is anything I wish I had known sooner in my journey as a photographer, it would be this one simple thing: Back Button Focus. This has …

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Unsure as how to install Lightroom photo collage templates? We’re here to help! Here’s our guide to getting started. Did you just download some Lightroom photo collage templates for the “print module” but are having trouble installing them?  No problem, this post will give you two alternate methods and as long as …

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Night Photography Tips! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or on one other than the third from the sun, you’ve probably noticed an influx of night time / astronomy shots on social media this week. This weekend awed night watchers and photographers with a stunning view of a “super moon eclipse”, …

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The Basics of Aperture Size There are many functions that modern cameras have.  But some of the old ideas that modern cameras can’t do away with are your aperture, your shutter speed and your ISO (i.e. sensitivity of the film to light or in digital cameras your sensor’s sensitivity to light). These …

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Has Social Media Helped or Hurt the Photography Industry? We live in a society of constant communication. We’re plugged in to everyone from our loved ones to celebrities broadcasting their day to day happenings in an unending stream of hashtags and filtered photographs. Now that Instagram has joined society and decided to …

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The Magic of Slow Shutter Speeds We often spend so much time making sure that our shutter speeds are fast enough to avoid camera shake or blur from movement, that it might sound odd to talk about improving your photos by slowing down the shutter speed. But that’s exactly what we’re going …

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7 Tips to Book More Weddings – From a Brides Perspective! Planning a wedding is no joke. My proverbial hat is off to folks that plan weddings for a living, as they not only organize and multitask, but visualize someone else’s big picture and (hopefully) bring it to fruition. With a small budget …

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Artist In Your Own Home: Improve your Photography by Practicing in Your Own House! Have you ever felt constricted in your ability to learn and grow in your photography because you don’t have access to high-end workshops or expensive photography classes? Maybe your time is limited, and you want to increase your …

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3 Ways to Get More Personal & Better Portraits Do you want to get a little closer to a subject that you think would make a really good portrait?  And then, that little voice creeped in, giving you doubts.  Maybe it said, “You don’t know this person and what if they get …

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How to Make a Photo Book in the Lightroom Book Module! Did you know that you can actually design and even order a photo book all inside of Lightroom using the Lightroom book module?  Yep, ya sure can and it’s pretty awesome.  We all know that photos really come alive when showcased …

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Screw the Square: Photographers Love New Instagram Changes!   OK – let’s just get it out there, being limited to a square aspect ratio sucks!  You know what else sucks…having to use a 3rd party app to post a photo in a portrait or landscape orientation.  Well folks…the Instagram camp finally listened …

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Chasing the Summer: Getting and Selling the Coastal Shot! Capturing memorable coastal photographs, those that can evoke emotion in the viewer, are a combination of good planning, good composition, a great eye, and the always welcome touch of good luck! Most of my work is shot on Cape Cod where I am …

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23 Random Facts About Cole from Cole’s Classroom One way or another you’ve stumbled upon Cole’s Classroom, and THANK YOU for being here!  It might have been from Facebook, or YouTube or Google or perhaps a friend of yours told you about Cole’s Classroom – at any rate, you’ve likely seen my …

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