Tag Archives: Melissa Koehler

where to watermark

by Melissa Koehler
Watermarking, it’s something that we should be doing to every single image that we share online. That means facebook, blog and any other public sites. The topic of watermarking gets brought up a lot and I want to spend some time talking about the importance of watermarking your images all the time.

Let’s talk a bit about the placement of your watermark. Everyone tends to watermark their images differently, some in the corners, some at the very bottom and(…)

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your aperture and group photos

by Melissa Koehler
Although I’ve been a photographer for many years now, I am proud to say that I am continually learning as an artist. When you first start out, the thrill of having someone want YOU to take their photo is amazing, isn’t it? It’s exciting preparing for that session, gathering up fun posing ideas and props. You photograph the session and it goes okay but maybe you’re still learning the ropes. We’ve all been there at one point and(…)

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staying debt free

by Melissa Koehler
Running your business with no debt allows you to have a larger profit margin, bring in more for your family and ultimately have the peace of mind that you deserve for all the hard work you put into your business.  Credit cards have become normalcy in our society, but they don’t have to be in your business (and personal life).

There is quite a bit that could be said about being debt free in your business. I’m going to(…)

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ideas to help enforce client galleries

by Melissa Koehler

We’ve all been there before. The session was awesome, the family loves their photos, but they just won’t place their order. It’s something that I consistently see on the boards. I’m not going to talk about in person ordering because that’s a totally different, more in depth topic. I’m just going to talk about online galleries and how we can get our clients to order from them within the time frame provided.
Set expectations with your ordering process.
Making sure that you and your(…)

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a peek inside | melissa koehler

It’s time for another installment of one of our favorite blog series, a peek inside. Today we have  Melissa Koehler!  Melissa is a brilliant photographer from California and not only is it a treat when she posts on the photography forum but we love it when she shares her knowledge with us here on the blog too!
a peek inside | melissa koehler

My bag is a Kelly Moore Two Sues bag. I love it. It fits all my CF cards and(…)

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tips for successful mini sessions

by Melissa Koehler

 

 

 

 

 

Whether youʼre new to photography or a seasoned pro you have either heard of mini sessions or offered them yourself.  I have to be honest. I am always so curious about what other people offer for their mini sessions, why they price them the way they do, and how successful they really are.

Because of my own curiosity, I wanted to give you a little insight into my last mini session experience. If youʼre considering offering mini sessions, or(…)

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workflow | one photographers method

Workflow – there’s many ways to get from point A to point B and some may work better for you than others.  We all have different systems and that’s great.  The question is, does you system work well for you?  It’s always great to know how others work and CMmentor Melissa Koehler is filling us in on her workflow starting from when she gets home from a session all the way through blogging and client galleries.  This is really eye(…)

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what a typical session looks like

Have you ever wondered how a typical session evolves?  How does a photographer fluidly move from one pose to the next?  How does one grouping easily turn into the next grouping?  CMmentor Melissa Koehler is famous for working with her clients and she has opened her book so to speak to show us how she works throughout a client session and moves from one subject to another while keeping everyone calm and relaxed.
what a typical session looks like
by Melissa Koehler
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Refreshing Your Love of Photography in 2012

Are you feeling in a bit of a rut?  Feeling a little ho-hum about your photography?  CMmentor Melissa Koehler is blogging today with some ways to get refocused and energized for this brand new year.  Thanks, Melissa!

refreshing your love of photography in 2012
by Melissa Koehler
Happy New Year!

As 2011 rolls to an end and 2012 is quickly upon us, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut after the hustle and bustle of the holidays.  Especially if that also meant that(…)

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Shooting a Session With Just One Lens

Think you need to take an arsenal of lenses on your shoots?  Is thinking you need all the latest and greatest lenses causing you to have gear envy? Think again!  Give your back a break from carrying all that gear and try something different.  Our of our awesome new CMmentors, Melissa Koehler is blogging today about shooting an entire session with just one lens.
Shooting a Session With Just One Lens
by Melissa Koehler

When we start this fabulous journey of photography we(…)

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july cmpro of the month | melissa koehler

For our July CMpro of the Month we have the amazing Melissa Koehler.  Melissa has been a long time CM member and vendor and is always quick to provide inspiration, advice and encouragement to our members.  Her sweet personality and willingness to share with others makes her an invaluable member of our community.
july cmpro of the month | melissa koehler

If you could take only three pieces of gear on a shoot, what would they be?
5D MKII, 50 1.2 580EXII flash(…)

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