For Aspiring & passionate photography Enthusiasts that WANT a personalized photography learning experience.
I Am Sharing Everything I Learned Over 7 Years to Go From Boring Day-Job with No Prior Camera Experience & No Clients to Being Paid to Take Photos Across the Globe Distilled into Easy to Follow Photography Classes and Resources.
Quite Frankly This is Your Ticket to Skyrocketing Your Photography Talent in Way Less Time.
The Most Rewarding, Inspiring & Interactive Photography Society.
The Most Rewarding, Inspiring & Interactive Photography Society.
Why You Belong In The Clique.
  • Unlimited Access to Entire Course Library – Get instant access to 12 complete photography courses. Whether you need help with the basics, Photoshop, Lightroom, Lighting, Off-Camera Flash, Business or Marketing - we got you covered!
  • Private Facebook Group - Without a doubt this is the most helpful and friendly "photo-family" on the web.  Every single day myself and our professional photo mentors are in our active yet intimate group is helping each other critiquing photos, solving problems & motivating each other to do bigger and better with their photography. 
  • Live Coaching Classes - Multiple times per month we’ll have LIVE coaching calls at rotating times & days to help make as convenient as possible for you but don't worry, all video calls will be recorded & won't expire, for you to watch whenever you want on your own time.
  • 1 on 1 Mentoring - Every month you are a Cole's Clique member you will be earning credits, increasing your Cole's Cash balance which you can redeem 1 on 1 mentoring, portfolio/website reviews and more!
  • Monthly Photo Contests -  Every single month we will be hosting a different photo contest, only available to Cole's Clique members where I will be giving away $500 in cash & prizes each month! There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place every month where you will be able to win cash and your favorite photography gear.  The winners from each month will then be entered into a raffle at the end of the year to win a Canon or Nikon full frame camera worth $2,000!
  • Members Spotlight - Each month 1 member will be in the spotlight & win $50, it might be you!
  • Themed Photo Challenges - These photo challenges will challenge, motivate & inspire you to excel your photography to the next level.
  • Affordable Education & Flexible Payments - Pay month by month or save big by enrolling in an annual plan.
  • Members Only Exclusive Discounts - When you join Cole's Clique you will have direct access to our members only partner exclusive discounts page where you will be able to save hundreds of $$$ on your favorite products & tools.
  • Badges, Awards & Certifications - Earn & show-off your badges, awards & certifications that you earn as you complete lessons & courses!
The "Traditional" Way of Learning Photography Sucks.
Information Overload
There is no shortage of information available today on the web, the problem is knowing which articles to read & which to ignore.  Sadly, it's far too easy to read 4 different tutorials on a subject & get 4 different answers.

A simple google search of "how to edit photos in Lightroom" will bring you 2,270,000 results - can we say: "information overload"?

Join the clique & get instant access to our course library featuring highly curated & professionally produced video courses from leading professional photographers across a variety of topics. 
You're On Your Own
Being alone stinks.  It's common belief that we simply work harder & progess quicker when we aren't alone. 
Learning in groups is far more powerful, motivating & enjoyable than being stuck learning all on your own.

In Cole's Clique you'll have your own photography social network! Let your personality shine through with your profile & cover photo & join on-topic forums to chat with others taking the same courses as you!
Hard to Get Answers
It's only natural - you will have questions.  The problem though is the old way of learning online often leaves you having to spend precious time researching your own questions rather than having a place to turn to get answers.

Cole's Clique Elite members get access to our very own top secret Facebook group, so you can get answers to your very own questions quickly!  
Not Centralized
We all have the same 24 hours in a day, but sadly, most of us have wildly busy day to day schedules and lack much "free time".

While there is plenty of free content online, it's extremely difficult to actually master any particular topic as you have to seek out multiple lessons from different sources to get a more thorough understanding.

That not only takes away precious time but also isn't cohesive and complete.

Join the clique & take comprehensive courses that you're most interested in, taught in the "easy-to-follow" manner that we all enjoy.  
My journey to learning photography was less than stellar...
I saw the same advice people always gave:
the best way to learn is to just go out and take photos.

And I listened. 

But when I took those first pictures and looked at it. I knew there was something different about my pictures... 

...and the pictures that professionals took.
I thought I just needed time. I thought one day it would simply “click” but when I kept looking for things I did wrong, I realized two things: 

#1. There's so much conflicting advice out there and I didn't know what to focus on. 
#2. I didn't have anyone to just ask: "Hey, why is my picture worse than yours?" “What am I doing wrong?”

And I was left to figure it out myself. 

3 years later I finally felt like I started to take some pretty darn good pictures  
& apparently others thought so too…
I made over $60,000 in income...
all alongside of our 9 to 5 day jobs.
We did 25 weddings that year & things were only looking up.

My wife & I were paid to travel to some of the most picturesque places in world to take photos in Cabo San Lucas, Lake Tahoe & Zion National Park to photograph weddings.

Heck, as we did more and more work, our demand was rising as well and on two separate occasions we had couples chose to move their wedding date (since we were already booked) to a date we had available…

Life was good, not only were we able to save a significant amount of money to put towards purchasing a house from our thriving photography business, our dream of ditching our 9 to 5 and turning our passion into a full time job was becoming more and more
real by the day.
Looking back I realized one thing...
What's funny is: everything I learned over those years I could have learned in a
few short months...

...if I just knew what to focus on and if I just had someone to bounce my work off of. 

What did I learn? 

Mistake #1: Simply spending more time in the field doesn’t necessarily lead to better results & often leads to working “harder” not “smarter” 

Mistake #2: I wasted 3 years of time trying to learn all on my own.
The best & quickest way to learn is to learn from someone better than you & quickly show you what you’re doing wrong or what you need to improve on.

Mistake #3: Had I invested into my own photography education earlier on I would have been able to be leaps ahead of my competition and booked many more
photo gigs earlier than later. 

And that's why I put together Cole's Clique
Everything You Will Get In The Clique
Cole's Clique is a growing library of professional photography video training courses coupled the friendliest "photo-family" community online you'll never have to worry about feeling alone or with a problem that you can't conquer with the help of myself and the clique pro-photo mentor team and 400 new best friends. 
  • 12 Photography Training Courses - As soon as you become a Clique member you instantly will have access to my secret training content library on a variety of topics.  Scroll below to see all the training courses!  We're constantly adding more courses to our library too :)
  • Group Coaching Calls with Cole & the Mentor Team - Put simply, we actually care about YOUR success and that's why we schedule time to hop online multiple times each month to answer your questions, bring in industry experts and share with you new techniques to help you slingshot your photography! 
  • 1 on 1 mentoring / portfolio & photo reviews - Use your "Cole's Cash" that you are earning each month to redeem for 1 on 1 mentoring sessions, portfolio & photo reviews and more.
  • Daily Group Q&A - Got a question? Need a second look at your photo?  No matter what the question is, we have an answer and help for you inside the private Facebook group.
  • Clique Mentor Resource Library - Need a model release, photography client contract or email templates?  You'll have full access to our personal "vault" of the templates & tools we use to be more efficient & effective photographers.
  • Members Only Exclusive Discounts - When you join Cole's Clique you will have direct access to our members only partner exclusive discounts page where you will be able to save hundreds of $$$ on your favorite products & tools.
  • Monthly Themed Photo Challenges & Mastery Topics - Each month we will have a new challenge and photo theme to ensure continued education while keeping you motivated to discover and master new concepts to dramatically improve your photos!
This is EVERYTHING I wished I had when I was first learning photography... unfortunately my story was quite below.
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4 Reasons to Love the Clique!
Your Own Photo Mentor
Let's face it, sometimes we all need a "kick-in-the-pants" from someone to help guide us along the way...and that's exactly why I am here - to personally help you achieve your own goals. 

We all know the BEST way to get better at something is to learn from an expert who has already done it.  Whatever path your on I'll be here to give you the road-map.
The Community Where You Belong.
Being a photographer can be a lonely journey - but it doesn't have to be.  Strategy. Accountability. Inspiration. Motivation. You name it, we got it. 

Get your questions answered.   Serious about improving your photography & getting to the next level? This is where you belong.
Learning Photography Has Never Been So Fun.
Some think that giving members access to a massive database of tutorials is good - I believe it isn't very user friendly, engaging or a productive way to actually "learn" new concepts.  

That's why when you enroll in a course you'll be walked through lesson by lesson, take quizzes to ensure mastery of the subject. 
Earn Awards & Receive Certifications!
We're all kids at heart & you should be recognized for your achievements & hard work! 

Earn badges & awards along the way to motivate you to actually take the courses & improve your photography! Finish an entire course & you'll be issues a certification of course completion & mastery!
What Others Are Saying About Cole's Photography

Cole's preparation, knowledge of light/angles/depth, and ability to interpret his conditions make his photo's technically exceptional. However, relationships built with his subjects help capture drama, emotions, one's own intimate character that add life and a unique personal warmth in each shot. As if each picture was a fortunate snap rather than a planned sterile event that gives the magic.   

- Zack Martin

Cole has a creative & thoughtful approach to photography.
He understands how to balance the technical aspects of photography & creativity.  Cole's photos are genuine & I love the natural elements of his photos.  The best part is his personality makes you feel like you're working with a friend!

- Nicole Bain

I would give 10 stars if I could! Cole is an artist with a camera. He painted the picture of our best day ever.  His attention to detail and careful consideration made each picture perfect. 

Literally less than 12 hours after our wedding we had two sneak preview shots to look at and share with friends and family. That turnaround time is unheard-of in the photography industry!! 

- Cat Hasz

Cole made our rainy wedding look absolutely flawless! 
We were fortunate enough to have met Cole at a couple of our close friends weddings over the past few years and we were so excited to book them for ours! In fact, we booked them the day after we got engaged.
Their talent radiates through their work and we are beyond lucky to have our wedding pictures to cherish forever!

- Rachel Teschler
Why I Am Doing This.
This project has been 12 months in the making, my motivation may surprise you.

Seven years ago when I decided to learn photography I had no one to turn to for help. I bought books & scoured online photo forums doing my best to dodge the prominent negativity & anger towards any "dumb" question. Self taught I learned through trial & error.  I didn't have a home-base to turn to for detailed advice or strategy when starting my photo business.  

I learned the hard way.  
The long way.
Not the smart way.

As the popularity of Cole's Classroom has grown exponentially, many would call it "success" and want to sit back & enjoy.  However, as Cole's Classroom has grown, I've lost the ability to give the same level of personalized help & answers to my readers that I once was able to do.  I enjoy the personal guidance & know you do too.

I want to give even more.

Cole's Clique has been created to be your home-base for answers, guidance, support & learning photography in a way that simply doesn't exist anywhere else on the web.  Trust me - I've looked.

This will be my new home where I can teach photography in a more personal, interactive & engaging way.  A way that I believe will get you to your destination the quickest with the least amount of road-blocks and frustration - and that's what I am here for.

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Photographers Talking About Cole's Clique!

WOW. Cole, you have outdone even yourself with this one. Cole’s Clique is the PERFECT place for photographers who want a clear and organized path to start a successful career in professional photography backed up by a thoughtful, knowledgeable and encouraging community. 

As well as personal attention from Cole himself. It’s also a WONDERFUL resource for anyone who has an established business but feels like there are gaps in their workflow, understanding of their equipment, technique and business practices. Or if they feel they are missing something to make the business truly profitable, successful and stand-out players in our photography industry. If either of these descriptions sound like you, this group is something you definitely want to be a part of!

- Laura Christin

In typical Cole's Classroom fashion, the Cole's Clique content is easily navigable and is of extreme benefit to its members. Cole puts together an invaluable amount of content - all in one place, curated based on extensive personal experience. 

I love that the classes and lessons are broken down into small, manageable video clips - so even for the ultra-busy, many-hat-wearing photographers, like myself, it makes it easy to take a five minute break and learn something that will benefit and improve me as a photographer and entrepreneur. 

One of the biggest challenges I've run into in starting a photography business is that few photographers are willing to share any of the "lessons" they've learned on their journey. Not only does Cole's Clique totally dispel that notion that you shouldn't give away your "secrets" to other photographers, but it actually encourages the opposite. 

I don't know about you, but I love being a part of a community that allows me to learn from and network with some of the top photographers around. Cole is always outdoing himself with the content he creates for his community of fellow photographers and Cole's Clique is no exception. 

In no particular order, here are my top 4 reasons why Cole's Clique is the place to be if you want to grow yourself into the best photographer you can be:
* Lessons are broken down into small chunks - making learning extremely manageable, even for the super-busy photographer.
* Achievement Awards for completing different courses - because who doesn't love a gold star or an extra high five?
* Cole's Clique website is extremely user-friendly and easy to navigate. All the info you'd ever want/need as a photographer, all in one place.
* Exclusive access to Cole and other top professionals on an encouraging and motivating platform. Unlike anything you'll find online"

- Krystyn Slack

Cole's Clique is a powerful, community oriented resource for relevant training and valuable partnership with like-minded photographers! The trainings cover a broad range of topics and are organized into convenient modules so you can work at your own pace, no matter how much time you have. Cole does a great job of breaking down key concepts in a way that is educational and practical, enabling the professional photographer to take informed steps forward. I am so thankful for the insightful tools that Cole's Clique offers to help me boost my productivity so I can spend more time creating art, and less time behind a desk!

- Betsy Davis

As soon as Cole asked me to join the beta for his new course I knew it was going to be something unique and useful to me.
Immediately when I logged in I knew that Cole's Clique was for me and within a few short hours of learning I was able to shoot and edit my photos with a lot more confidence and ease!
With my first shooting session with my girlfriends kids I had amazing results. So much in fact that I surprised myself!

- Max Turner

Now Let me first start by saying that I am a “Newbie” when it comes to photography, and I was initially worried that the sessions would be a bit over my head. I was really grateful for the way the site was set up, it was easy to navigate and to find the courses I was enrolled in. I was able to move through each module and feel like, “I get this!” Having each the classes separated by topic helped me focused on learning skills and then focus on the business aspects rather than being overwhelmed by it all at once. Cole’s Clique was awesome for me because when I was stuck I could go to the group section and get help or advice from others in the course.

Having the other tutorials to learn from, the Lightroom Unleashed for example, helps me feel like I am not going to plateau in my learning. I had very little photo editing experience before enrolling but now I feel confident in both my Photoshop and Lightroom skills that I need to make my pictures look great.

This course was exactly what I needed, easy to follow, clear tutorials and not too much jargon that I got lost but all of the technical components to keep me on track and making progress. I feel confident that when I do my first shoot, that I will know what to expect and how to make my photos look awesome! Thanks Cole, loved this course.

- Azul Terronez
Take a Tour Inside Cole's Clique
Your Very Own Photography Social Network.
How Much Does a Good Photography Education Cost?
The short costs a lot.

Traditional photography programs vary widely but most cost between $10,000 to $30,000 a year!

...ain't nobody got time for that!

Lucky for you, you can join Cole's Clique & learn from some of the most sought after professional photographers currently working in the field, while getting support & motivation from other like minded photographers, for the smallest of a fraction of the cost above.  

...and we'll have more fun too!
Ready to Join Our Clique?
The Course Catalog
Professionally Produced & Easy to Follow Video Courses
You'll Instantly Have Access to!
Over 4 hours of step-by-step instruction & simple lessons walking you through key concepts & techniques inside of Photoshop
Polish up on your photo 101 basics with Cole as he breaks down the fundamentals into simple piece by piece lessons for all to master
Master the core of Lightroom - organization, efficiency & editing techniques.  After this course you'll be editing faster than ever before!
Ready to pursue your love of newborn photography but a little intimidated & unsure where to start?  Over 5 hours of video training including a behind the scenes photo shoot!
The #1 reason photography businesses fail is a lack of sales. Having a good marketing plan is 100% vital.  You won't want to miss this class!
Lightroom has all kinds of hidden secrets & shortcuts, do you know them all?  Cole will walk you through his favorite tricks & techniques.
The best photography businesses are run by the best business owners, not necessarily the best photographers. Cole will break down the business concepts that you need to know - your photography depends on it!
Explore & understand what is truly capable inside of Lightroom with the slideshow, map, book & print modules - you'll be in for a treat!
Head behind the scenes with lighting superstars Zach & Jody Gray & discover how to light like a pro and make all your images look amazing - regardless of the location you're at!
Rock your reception lighting with confidence! Equip yourself to know how to use your speedlite . Boost your confidence in any low-lit situation. Share the systematic process and steps that Zach & Jody used for over 8 years to capture beautifully lit images in difficult lighting scenarios
Love landscape photos but never seem to produce the photo you have envisioned in your head?  With this course you'll discover the key techniques that all pro landscape photographers utilize to produce stunning photos each and every shoot!
Take your creative photography to the next level!  This video teaching series, brings you on the creative portraiture shoot for Andy Davis. You will learn how to light, shoot, and edit for creative portraiture. 
Upcoming Course Releases & Much More!
  • Sell More with In Person Sales
  • The Key to Natural Posing
  • Secrets to Beautiful Boudoir
  • Wedding Photography Bootcamp
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Introducing "Cole's Cash" - Paying You for Being a Member!
Sound too good to be true?  I get that, but it's not... 
Every month you are a Cole's Clique member you will be earning credits, increasing your Cole's Cash balance which you can redeem for all kinds of super cool photography related prizes!

Use your Cole's Cash for 1 on 1 mentoring sessions, website or portfolio reviews with me, Cole's Classroom presets & training or an assortment of photography swag like t-shirts, mugs & USB drives!

Pretty darn cool aye?  I think so too!
Availability is Limited.
To ensure that I can give exceptional support & help to each Cole's Clique elite member, elite enrollment in this community is very limited.
Ready to Join Our Clique?
Choose the best journey to reach your goals.
Pay month by month or save big with annual enrollment.

Don't Want Another Monthly Payment?  Me Too...
Save $100 Plus More Perks with Annual Plan Below.
ELITE - Annual Best Value
$489 Billed annually, no set up fee.
Save $100 per year with this plan + more bonus perks.
Only $40.75 per month
  • an extra 1 on 1 mentor session (that's 2 right away)
  • 4 immediate portfolio/website reviews (compared to 1 every 3 months)
  • Group Coaching Calls with Cole & Pro Mentors
  • Exclusive Elite Only Webinar Training with Industry Experts
  • Facebook Elite Only Secret Group
  • Course Catalog Unlimited Access
  • Earn Badges & Certificates of Completion
  • Members Only Partner Discounts
  • Redeemable Cole's Cash
  • Photo Challenges
ELITE - Monthly
Billed monthly, no set up fee.
No contracts / cancel whenever
Only $1.63 a day!
  • Group Coaching Calls with Cole & Pro Mentors
  • Exclusive Elite Only Webinar Training with Industry Experts
  • Facebook Elite Only Secret Group
  • Course Catalog Unlimited Access
  • Earn Badges & Certificates of Completion
  • Members Only Partner Discounts
  • Redeemable Cole's Cash
  • Photo Challenges
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Cole's Clique for me even if I don't have a photography business?
Cole's Clique is for anyone who is serious about improving their photography, not only those who have (or want) a photography business.

The clique takes learning photography to the next level from an engagement and interactive standpoint & combines it with a supportive & motivating community of like-minded photographers!
Can I cancel whenever?
Yes you can easily cancel whenever you want.
What courses are offered?
Refer above to see what courses are already available & ready for you to take but know that I will continually be adding new courses from various topics on an ongoing basis.
Can anyone watch the live Elite Coaching Calls & do they ever expire?
No, the live expert coaching classes are only for "Elite" members & they never expire so you can watch whenever is convenient for you! 
What will I learn in this course?
Cole's Clique isn't a single course or program.  It's a constantly growing catalog of professionally produced training courses, combined with an interactive & engaging new way to learn photography while being surrounded by a loyal and motivated community of other photographers.
Is there a refund policy?
Unfortunately there isn't since you instantly get access to our entire training library, however if you don't feel Cole's Clique is of value to you, you can cancel your membership whenever you want!
What is "Cole's Cash"?
You can think of "Cole's Cash" as credit card points where you earn credits (Cole's Cash) each and every month that you are a member & then you can redeem for awesome awards such as 1 on 1 mentor sessions with Cole & much more!
Want to join but have a question you need answered?
We're standing by to help you.  You have two ways to get in touch... 
1. email us at [email protected] or 
2. FB message us by clicking here.
Enrollment & Availability is Limited.
To ensure that I can give exceptional support & help to each Cole's Clique elite member, elite enrollment in this community is very limited & I only will be accepting the
first 500 photographers at this time.
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