Frozen Hot Chocolate: Behind the Scenes

Not long ago, I attended IFBC in Seattle. As a food photographer, food conferences are a great place to learn about the industry and network with other food bloggers. I don’t necessarily consider myself a […]

The Basics of Long Exposure Water Photography

Ever since moving to the Pacific Northwest, I definitely have had my fair share of photographing waterfalls. In fact, I became infatuated with landscape photography after realizing that I could, in fact, photograph something that was [...]

My “Top 10″ Favorite Photography Blogs

I've been following a lot of photography blogs and websites for many years. The vast amount of information about photography on the Internet today is one of the main ways that I was able to [...]

New eBook & Tutorials: Step by Step with onOne Software

I just released a brand-new eBook and tutorials set: Step by Step with onOne Software! I have been working diligently on this project for the past few months and it feels SOOO good to finally release it into the wild.

Five “Real Photographer” Myths

Are you a "real" photographer? Of course you are! If you love photography, regardless of your level of experience, then you fit the bill. However we have all seen, heard, or maybe even felt a little bit of dissuasion from other people ...

Food Photography: Don’t Ignore the Background

When photographing food, I'm very particular about everything that goes in the frame. The tabletop, textiles, colors, and dishes all play a role to bring a the scene together. I typically set everything up ahead of time, even before the food is cooked, so that things are ready to go well ahead of time.

Graduated Backgrounds with Product Photography

A few months back I took a pottery class here in Portland, and on the last day I brought in my camera to photograph some of the other students' work. I didn't want to go too elaborate with the setup, so I opted to make use of the beautiful diffused window-light coming into the classroom.

Cyber Sale in the Nicolesy Store – 50% Off!

I’m having a weekend 5-Day Sale in my online store! Save 50% on EVERYTHING with the code CYBER50. Deal runs today through Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014. Stock up on presets and eBooks while you can! […]

eBook Update … and a Sneak Peek!

I thought I would send out a quick update about my upcoming eBook, Step by Step with onOne Software. I’ve had a few questions from those of you who pre-ordered the Perfect Photo Suite 9 about […]

Quick Tip: Using Diffusers with Food Photography [Video]

In this short video I share a tip on a benefit of using diffusers to soften the light with food photography.