The graduated filter tool is an excellent resource when you need editing across a certain area of an image. This tool is incredibly versatile, and a great one to have in your post-processing back pocket! What is the Graduated Filter? The Graduated Filter tool in Lightroom allows you to make adjustment to …

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If you’ve ever been confused by the term “focal length” and what that means when it comes to choosing a lens, worry no more. In this tutorial, we will break down what focal length is in simple, easy terms, so that you can make informed decisions on what lens is right for …

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Have you ever had a photo that needed some adjusting or editing in certain areas, but not in others? This is exactly what the Lightroom Adjustment Brush tool is for. If you aren’t familiar with how to use this popular and powerful tool, just wait until you see everything it can do! …

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If you have ever photographed someone with glasses, you have probably run into the issue of glasses glare. The question of how to avoid glare in glasses is a common one, so today we have some simple and easy to follow tips for you! When we are photographing people with glasses, it …

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Obtaining a model release from your clients is an important step for any photographer. This type of release can protect photographers and ensure you have the proper documentation in place for the use of the images you take. This tutorial will help you to understand what a model release is, why you …

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So you’re ready to tackle the world of photography! Maybe you just got an awesome new camera, or maybe you’ve had one forever and you’ve finally decided you’re going to learn how to use it. Photography is such a rewarding hobby, and for many, a career. But just as with anything else, …

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If you’re a photography business owner and serious about results in 2017, this guide on photographer marketing will change your life. You’ll learn the 4-step system that will set you up for success in 2017, including: Positioning yourself online Converting website visitors to clients Optimizing your website for search This article is not theory. It’s based …

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Another month of hard work (and some fun too!) over in the Cole’s Clique Elite Private Facebook group and that means another Cole’s Clique “Elite Member Spotlight” is upon us.  Since the very beginning Lacey has been contributing to the group in both asking for help and more important, providing help to all the other …

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Family photography is so rewarding. Life moves by quickly and kids change so fast, that parents love to capture these fleeting moments while they can. But, that doesn’t mean it’s not without its’ own set of challenges! We get asked frequently about how to pose families and still get the natural connection …

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The Rule of Thirds is one of several guidelines for composing visual images. The rule of thirds divides an image into a 3×3 grid, created by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines. This technique suggests that placing the subject or point of interest in your image along …

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Preserving Your Images: How to Make a Photo Book I remember being so excited to take photos and get them back from the drugstore to put them in the album as a kid. I always enjoyed looking back at them every time we put a new set of photos in. I really …

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Another month of hard work (and some fun too!) over in the Cole’s Clique Elite Private Facebook group and that means another Cole’s Clique “Elite Member Spotlight” is upon us.  Since the very beginning Sharon has been contributing to the group in both asking for help and more important, providing help to all the other …

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7 Simple Tips to Dramatically Improve Your Photos TODAY If you are anything like me, you are probably always looking for ways to improve your photos… searching to find ways to take them to the next level. Sound familiar? We jump along from webinar to webinar, blog post to blog post, in …

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Adding Mood and Interest to Photos with Black and White Conversion Many times I take a photo, edit it, and it just isn’t giving me a wow factor. I can tell it looks promising but it just needs something MORE. Let’s look at these four examples and see why the black and white …

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Beyond the Snapshot: How to Meaningfully Photograph Birthday Parties My love for photos started long before I ever even owned a DSLR camera. I have always been a “memory keeper” of sorts, documenting special moments in pictures, and reveling in the memories long after the moment was gone. Now that I’m “a …

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Every year the holiday season brings a flurry of Christmas themed child portraits to the photography community. It’s easy to see why. Christmas is a magical time for children, and as photographers we want to capture that magic in an image that will bring parents- whether they be clients or ourselves- right …

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