Introduction We talk a a lot about prime lenses on Coles classroom. But when it comes down to price, lots of people can only afford to buy one prime lens. Although primes are wonderful and produce sharp stunning images, they can lack some functionality. The main thing being that you don’t have …

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What is Negative Space and How Can It Improve Your Photographs? Have you ever ventured into a popular store at the height of a sale or just before a holiday and been overwhelmed by the sheer volume of people, the messy shelves, and the long check-out line? Sometimes, when we try to do …

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Your 18-55mm Is Still a Great Choice! My very first ‘serious’ camera (I say serious because it was the first camera that I owned with interchangeable lenses) came with all the starter essentials that I could hope for when I was starting out. I remember the smile from ear to ear when I …

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Could sending a style guide be the answer to improving your portrait photography? Do you want your family photos to look more polished and editorial? I think the answer to this is yes! This is exactly how a style guide can help! We so often get caught up in the bigger picture …

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Are you already familiar with the work of these famous photographers? Photography like any art, should not be practiced in an echo chamber. In order to become better at your craft you need to see what other artists are doing. This is how people grow and hone their specific skill set. Trying …

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Ever Struggled with Photographing Wedding Reception Details? Having trouble figuring out what needs to be photographed as far as wedding reception details?  Are you wondering which lens to use?  Also, you know that weddings are fast paced so how are you possibly going to photograph all those ‘must have’ wedding reception detail …

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Want to know WHY you NEED a 85mm Lens?! It’s no big secret that many photographers initially reach for their 85mm lens! I know adding a 85mm lens to my arsenal was a BIG deal! I researched my different lens options for months and came to love the idea of what the 85mm …

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Struggling with portrait photography? See our 18 tips and tricks! Sometimes portrait photography can get a bit boring…and worse, sometimes we just can’t figure out why! We’re here to help you, friends and fellow photographers! Whether you want to improve things like your composition or add a dimension of storytelling, there are …

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Couples Posing Tips to Capture Natural and Authentic Connections Are you struggling with posing couples? Do you want your images to combine the perfect amount of candid interactions with beautiful couples posing and placement?  I think it’s safe to say that we all want to pose our couples in a way that …

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Have you ever wanted to learn night photography? Expanding your photography repertoire to include night photography can be a lot of fun. I love the challenge of taking the existing light and creating an image that is artistic, eye catching and hopefully even mesmerizing. Although it’s quite different from portrait photography, I’m …

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If you’ve ever had a “grumpy dad” at one of your photo sessions, you aren’t alone. These tips can help! Here’s how it usually goes down: You arrive at your photo session, all pumped up and ready to rock. You’ve reviewed all your poses, you’ve got everyone’s names memorized, the light is …

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Headshot Photography: Our 17 Top Tips for Nailing a Great Headshot Headshot photography seems simple! It’s one person, sitting or standing still, and all you need is one or two good photographs.  That all may be true, but for many, it can be a stressful session because you want to make sure …

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For those of you who have never heard of Pixieset, get excited. For those who already use it, I strongly recommend reading this to find out all that Pixieset can offer you. In a nutshell the website allows photographers to share large files with clients for a monthly fee. But unlike other …

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What is a DSLR anyway? What do you think of when you hear the term DSLR? You possibly think of the family camera that collects dust in the computer room. Or one of those large cameras that you see professional photographers using on the football field. But do you really know how …

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What’s the Key to Getting Photography Clients? Read on for our comprehensive guide! So you look on Facebook and Instagram and see all of these amazing photographs that just seem…annoyingly PERFECT.  The moms have the dreamy flowy dress and coordinating jewelry and magazine hair, the dads are impeccably dressed, and the kids …

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Prime Lens: What is it? What can you do with it? Whether you just took the leap into the wonderful world of photography or you have been at it for a while, no doubt you got to a point where the ‘kit lens’ that came with your brand new camera, just wasn’t …

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