Selecting Photos for a Blog: 3 Easy Tips to Making Your Images Work For You I love putting together a blog post after a photo session! I really enjoy going through the images and selecting which pictures to include and thinking over the details of the session. But sometimes it can be …

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Finding the Light, Part 5: 3 Ways to Use Window Light One of the most important factors in a good photo is lighting. You can have the perfect settings, great exposure, and even knockout composition, but if you don’t have good lighting, your image will fall flat. In this new series, Finding …

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4 Tips To Rock Your Ring Shots Wedding ring photos – one of the most symbolic images you will capture on a wedding day. While every detail from the nuptials is extremely important to photograph, there is nothing that signifies marriages more than a photo of two perfectly polished eternal wedding bands. …

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4 Reasons Why You Need a Website for Your Photography Business For the majority of photographers, having a website will be a crucial element to having a successful business. Having a place where you can visually display your work is key to your photography business. There are a few reasons why having …

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How I Dramatically Reduced my Editing Time (Without Touching the Computer) Time is valuable. So much so that we often hear people say that time is money. This couldn’t be more true. Think about the choices we have with our time: We can spend it with the people we love… We can spend …

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I am telling you, every day  it’s a party in the Cole’s Clique Elite Private Facebook group.  But don’t get me wrong, it’s not only fun and games, we’re serious about improving our photography and for many like Leslie & Jessica – boosting their photography business too. None of this comes easy. …

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3 Simple Tips for Marketing Your Photography Business In today’s highly competitive market for photography, it is not an easy task to build your brand and have people notice you. Now days, you need to stand out from the rest of the crowd and bring people in. If you’ve wondered how to …

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Finding the Light, Part 4: How to Shoot in Harsh Light One of the most important factors in a good photo is lighting. You can have the perfect settings, great exposure, and even knockout composition, but if you don’t have good lighting, your image will fall flat. In this new series, Finding …

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How to Find Your Style: 5 Tips for Every Photographer It’s one of the most common questions new photographers have. When starting out, we’ve all asked, we’ve all wondered: How do I find my style? At the heart of this question is a deep desire to find our place in this industry. …

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Do you get confused when photographers start talking about depth of field, bokeh and compression? You’re not alone! So…what’s the difference? We talked recently about some tried and true methods to get that envy-worthy background blur in your photos, and since then I have seen a lot of the same questions popping …

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Finding the Light, Part 3: Shooting the Golden Hour One of the most important factors in a good photo is lighting. You can have the perfect settings, great exposure, and even knockout composition, but if you don’t have good lighting, your image will fall flat. In this new series, Finding the Light, …

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Are you looking for the best portrait lens on a budget? If you are making your way into the photography industry, chances are you are looking to get killer photos of your clients while building your business on a budget. And who can blame you? We want our clients to look their …

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How to Help Your Clients Look Their Best So…let’s be honest…what are the odds that your client is a former model? Probably slim ;). Back when I was shooting countless weddings, engagements and portraits, a big part of my job was not to simply just capture, but to also make every day …

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Need to learn how to fix an underexposed photo in Lightroom?  Learn why your photos are dark, how to brighten dark photos and how to fix issues with noise Perviously, we talked about how to correct an overexposed image in Lightroom, where I showed you the quick and easy methods I use to …

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The Histogram Explained: Using a Histogram & What it Means One of the most valuable tools, but perhaps one of the most misunderstood, is your camera’s histogram. Histo-what? We aren’t talking about Instagram’s cousin here. If you’ve been confused by that fancy chart they call a histogram, you’re in the right place! …

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Finding the Light, Part 2: Using Shadows and Light for Dramatic Portraits One of the most important factors in a good photo is lighting. You can have the perfect settings, great exposure, and even knockout composition, but if you don’t have good lighting, your image will fall flat. In this new series, …

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