When I first started out in photography and was teaching myself by reading tutorials online and books one thing I noticed was a large group of photographers all said to use manual camera mode all the time. The idea behind using fully manual camera mode is most often that we are smarter …

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Let’s face it, sometimes it can be tough to photography people! Here are our top 10 tips for improving your portrait photography! Learning the in’s and out’s of how to photograph people can take you very far in your photography hobby or even photography career.  Photographing people can be a very intimidating and …

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Ever wonder if there is a faster way to edit in Lightroom? There is! Here’s our guide to batch editing in Lightroom! Ahem…photo editing is surely a topic that everyone loves to talk about.  Most of us photographers prefer to spend our time creatively working behind the camera, out in the field, …

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Ever wonder what its like to be a wedding photographer? Wedding photography means a lot of things to a lot of different people.  To some, it is quite the glamorous job, for others they think that anyone who would want to become a wedding photographer is CRAAAZY!  After-all, who would want to …

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As if everyone wasn’t already a “photographer” with pretty decent cameras in our smartphones we now have some pretty fun apps for our phones that can transform a pretty standard snapshot into something with some “WOW” factor to it.  Let me introduce Instagram – an app that by now I am pretty …

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In today’s digital age some basic photo editing techniques are an absolute must.  However, photo editing doesn’t always have to be difficult. One task that can be daunting if never done before is removing something from your photo while in the “darkroom”.  The idea of “photoshopping” is always a scary one, after-all …

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Everyone has one, but does everyone know how to take photos with their point and shoot or Iphone that will truly amaze and wow people? These days they are literally everywhere – cameras that is.  We got big ones, small ones, expensive ones, cheap ones, and even some pretty darn good ones …

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On the subject of photography basics – it is crucial to learn and understand what the 4 basic camera modes do and not only how, but when to utilize them.  Many times when you first get your new expensive camera you want to just start shooting and expecting to find magical and …

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I had never had a problem with Nikon Transfer until two nights ago when I got my brand new D800 in the mail, I was so excited.  After taking a handful of sample photos I wanted to upload onto my computer and into Lightroom so I plugged in the USB cable just …

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Ah yes the million dollar question – how to increase and accelerate web traffic to your blog or website?  I am here to simply share with you some web traffic tips/tricks and maybe new ideas that have worked for us and can certainly work for you too. Back in 2009 when we …

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Hey everyone – without a doubt, Adobe Lightroom is one very powerful tool that we use at Cole Joseph Photography on a daily basis.  Lightroom does a magnificent job at keeping track of your photos and using as a photo storage manager but it is also a very impressive photo editing program.  …

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Hey there!  Welcome to my brand new blog.  Does it look awesome yet?  No.  Am I working on fixing that?  Yes.  This is what happens when I wake up at 4:30 am wide awake – just thinking about this website…thinking about how I should create it, how I should design it, what …

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