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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6 Street Photography Tips for Better Photos! Power on, set your camera to favorite mode, and adjust for light. Oh! And take the lens cap off and you are all set… smash down on that shutter button.  If that is more or less how you go about getting your photos, then you …

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Lightroom is an easy-to-use photo editing application. It incorporates a number of the same features you would normally find in Adobe Photoshop, but with an eye to keeping things simpler and geared towards photo editing. How to Install Lightroom Presets (April 2018 Update) Open the Adobe Lightroom program. Go to Develop Module, …

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The 5 Best Ways for Making Connections with your Clients! Connection is everything! Without connection it’s extremely difficult to capture true personality and raw emotions. Your subjects cannot relax, and be themselves. Connection takes away the awkward silences. It allows you to focus more on the moment, and less on the pose. …

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14 Essential Lessons That Will Change Your Life Today! In life you really have no idea where you might end up.  It’s much the same in business too. Never in a million years would I have expected to have been on a plane to Nashville to collaborate with some of my biggest …

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Making the Most of Lightroom – Using Collections Have you never used collections inside of Lightroom?  If you haven’t, you are seriously missing out.  This video will clear up any confusion that you might have!

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Getting More Business Through Networking It’s the million dollar question…how do you get more photo gigs?  Do you already have a solid network?  If not, you are likely leaving lots of opportunities behind you.  Let’s fix that.

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Image Delivery Solutions – What Are Your Options? The days of sending over a box of film negatives or proofs to your clients are long gone. After a job well done, it’s now time to actually deliver your finished images to your clients. The question though becomes, what options do you have …

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How to Handle a Wedding Day Pinterest Shot List! Have you ever been so lucky to have received a 15 page “document” comprised of wedding day photos found on Pinterest, given to you by your bride or groom with an expectation that you will be able to recreate all of those photos for …

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Artificial Lighting Tips from a Natural Light Lover I am a natural light lover! Window light. Morning light. Golden hour light. I love it all. For the longest time artificial light scared me! But now what scares me even more is terrible light. Have you wanted to start using artificial lighting but …

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