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Sicily

I lied. I will actually be sharing my pictures from Italy in 3 parts. Today are my digital images from my time in Sicily and later this week I will share my film captures. My trip was built around a 5 day food photography workshop with Beatrice Peltre, the Tartine Gourmande, which was hosted at…

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  • MelissaMay 15, 2013 - 6:58 am

    These are AWESOME!!! It was a blast indeed. These tell a great story. Absolutely love.ReplyCancel

  • IsabelMay 15, 2013 - 7:09 am

    These are so amazingly gorgeous!
    And now, I’m hungry!ReplyCancel

  • erichaMay 15, 2013 - 7:20 am

    Love these!!!! You even got a picture of me cooking! Can we PLEASE go back?????ReplyCancel

  • Heather DiPiazzaMay 15, 2013 - 8:53 am

    Utterly amazing!!! Go Nicole!!!ReplyCancel

  • ashleylynnfryMay 15, 2013 - 9:17 am

    GAH! SO GORGEOUS, Nicole! Seriously, what a spectacular trip & you captured it beautifully! I feel like I was there 🙂 (And I certainly wish I was!)

    Might have to beg you to buy some of these photos so I can hang them in my house as art! Those blue doors are amaze!

    xoxoReplyCancel

  • VanessaMay 15, 2013 - 12:16 pm

    I loved every single image. Such a beautiful capture, Nicole. It makes me want to visit Italy, too. And the blue doors! Love!ReplyCancel

Explore New Paths | Explorations in Film Photography

If you follow the blog you know I have been dappling in film for the past year and have been sporadically sharing my successes and frustrations with the medium. I have been doing a lot of reflecting on my business and my photography, and I realized that to be energized and to keep my self…

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  • MelissaMay 8, 2013 - 1:16 pm

    You can do it!!! Lovely images – I can only assume the film will come out equally as beautiful. Yup yup just have to lose that fear of shooting the way people did what seems like forever ago- and hey there stuff came out good 😉ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn Denelle StevensMay 9, 2013 - 12:32 pm

    Yes!! I can’t wait to see your film images! I still haven’t done a “fully film” shoot ….way to face your fears!ReplyCancel

Random Film Images

Do you remember last year when I started my experiment with film? Well it was no raging success and neither was it an epic fail. I went into last wedding season all Jersey fist pumped up to take this beast called film by the horns and conquer it. Well I think in a lot of…

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  • MelissaJanuary 20, 2013 - 9:37 pm

    Love the shot of the couple with the colorful canoes. I love the look of film, but I have also been scared of it. Ive been sending my stuff to The Darkroom, with decent results (scans, not necessarily shots ;). My last set of 2 rolls I sent, I got 3 usable photos (not even good).

    Tomorrow, I’m heading out on a walk with mostly film (I have some Portra 400 35mm, and some Ektar 100, Portra 400 on 120).

    Stuck to Kodak Portra for a while, but then I saw the lovely blues and greens that Fuji film gave me…Oh well, we’ll keep practicing! These look great!ReplyCancel

  • HeatherFebruary 20, 2013 - 1:39 am

    Hey! Glad to see your “Year in Film” post. Honestly, I felt like this when I would shoot with film and the wait would be crazy. And this was before digital. I too would get differing film types and then not recall which produced which. Also, it would drive me nuts.

    The good thing is, it’s a learning experience and it only makes you sharper in your craft. Hope to see you in March!!ReplyCancel

Shooting Wedding Day Portraits : The Groom

A part of the wedding day that is quickly becoming one of my favorites is when I shoot portraits of the bride and groom immediately after they get dressed. It usually takes me 5-10 minutes and my goal is to get a simple classic  picture of them. While the foundation of my approach to shooting…

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FAQ : Processing Black & White Photos

One of the things that has taken me a long time to figure out how to get the way I like has been my black and white photos. I have long admired the likes of Jasmine Star and Justin and Mary for their clean black and white photos. I went through periods of trying several…

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  • MelissaJune 15, 2012 - 5:29 pm

    Industry secrets!! LOL JK. This is great. That is something I do love about your photos – not too overly processed. Sometimes I find myself overly concerned with actions or achieving a look – when really if you know what you’re doing, you’ll get a good shot no matter what. Great share, awesome pics!ReplyCancel

Another Round with the F100 – Further Experiments with Film

I think getting back my first couple of rolls of film from a professional lab (Indie Film Lab) is rather timely given my post earlier this week about one of my first portrait sessions. I have been sharing with you my journey into shooting film, letting you hear about the good, the bad, and the…

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  • MelissaMay 18, 2012 - 7:19 pm

    Ah I just love the look and feel of film! Curious, are you using in camera metering or do you have a light meter. I know the FIND book suggests a light meter, but I haven’t brought myself to buy one quite yet. Keep at it! Maybe this time next year we’ll see the evolution of your film photography 🙂ReplyCancel

  • OnadaMay 19, 2012 - 5:06 am

    I love this photo series!!! I’m need to get on with my film shooting!ReplyCancel

Evolution of a Photographer : One of My First Portrait Sessions

I almost didn’t want to write this post because I absolutely cringe in looking at some of the photos from one of my early portrait sessions (my second in fact). But I think looking back and seeing how far you have come is important. One of  my first portrait sessions was done with a local…

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  • arianeMay 15, 2012 - 5:21 pm

    thanks for sharing this! it’s so good to see progression as artists! You were pretty good for a newbie :). Cheers to seeing how far you’ve come!ReplyCancel

  • TinaMay 15, 2012 - 6:01 pm

    I love that you shared this post! It’s always crazy to look back at your own work in the beginning to see how far you’ve come:) Such a fun post though!ReplyCancel

  • […] my first couple of rolls of film from a professional lab (Indie Film Lab) is rather timely given my post earlier this week about one of my first portrait sessions. I have been sharing with you my journey […]ReplyCancel

Some random thoughts on shooting film

Random thoughts on my film experience so far. I feel like I am back at square one with photography because I am really just flying by the seat of my pants when it comes to shooting film. Not quite sure if I am metering right and darned if I don’t break out in a cold…

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  • Caitlin DomanicoMay 6, 2012 - 4:31 am

    You go girl!!! This is also a goal of mine…just haven’t started yet:)ReplyCancel

  • SusieMay 30, 2012 - 2:40 pm

    Good job! Continue! You’ll make some mistakes, it’s ok. In the end, you’ll be a better photographer all around.ReplyCancel

  • Zamani FeelingsJune 22, 2012 - 5:43 pm

    Really nice film work. I have been considering shooting with film again just for the experience and because I still love the look of film. I love these.ReplyCancel

Second Shooting a Wedding Tips and Examples

I’ve written about second shooting before here and here. Each season I make sure I have opportunities to second shoot for other photographers in the area. It is a great way to network, learn new techniques and tips, and a great way to experiment and push yourself to do something different. For example just the…

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  • TinaMarch 15, 2012 - 3:29 pm

    EXCELLENT post! I couldn’t have said it better myself, these tips are perfection! Doesn’t surprise me, because I LOVED having you 2nd with me! Lets shoot together again soon, k?ReplyCancel

  • CamilleMarch 29, 2012 - 6:11 am

    Great post Nicole 🙂ReplyCancel

  • LindsayJune 8, 2012 - 1:16 pm

    Thank you for such a well-written article. This gave me tons of information and ideas for a wedding that I’m second-shooting.ReplyCancel