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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Ever wonder if you really need vibration reduction? We’re here to explain it all! Whether you are a Nikon or Canon photographer you are likely familiar with the terms “Vibration Reduction”  (VR) or “Image Stabilization” (IS). You have likely seen when searching for lenses to add to your ever growing wish list. …

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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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D5300 vs D5200 – What’s New in the D5300? It is remarkable how far technology has advanced and at how fast of a pace it is doing so!  Hot of the press tonight is the announcement of Nikon’s newest entry level DSLR, the Nikon D5300.  After reading through the Nikon D5300 specs …

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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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Should I Upgrade or Keep The Kit Lens? Here are my top 3 reasons why you should upgrade your kit lens… The beauty of having a DSLR camera is the versatility you have available by using a variety of lenses.  Despite this freedom of being able pick and choose the right lens …

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Nikon Lenses for Weddings – Get Started Without Going into Debt! Are you hoping to get started in the wonderful world of wedding photography but feel you are unable to at the moment because of the expense of equipment?  Don’t be.  I am here to show you 3 of my favorite Nikon …

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Feeling overwhelmed when you think about starting your photography business? Here’s our step-by-step guide to keeping things clear and organized when you start a photography business. So, how do you start a photography business? Making the decision to transform your hobby into an actual job is no easy task! But having to …

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