|Nicole S. Young

About Nicole S. Young

My name is Nicole and I'm a photographer, author, & educator living in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. When I'm not making photos I'm writing books and tutorials for my online store, Learn more about me and my story here.

Getting to Know Luminar

Photographers have many choices for post-processing applications, and I tend to gravitate to the ones I'm most familiar with, as well as those that I enjoy using. Recently I've been giving the Macphun [...]

By | 2017-09-18T09:00:26+00:00 September 18th, 2017|3 Comments

A Simple One-Light Strobe Setup

When I was creating stock photography full-time, I used my Alien Bee lights on a regular basis. I photographed a lot of people in indoor environments and needed to create my own [...]

By | 2017-10-12T10:39:30+00:00 August 29th, 2017|11 Comments

Settling In

It's been one full month since we arrived in Lincoln to move into our new home, and Brian and I are starting to feel fairly settled. I won't have much of a [...]

By | 2017-09-08T10:15:59+00:00 August 8th, 2017|1 Comment

Do Megapixels Matter?

Back in 2009, when I made my living licensing stock imagery, the size (in megapixels) of the images we could license made a difference in our potential for sales. Photos were sold based on [...]

By | 2017-07-20T13:54:24+00:00 July 20th, 2017|17 Comments

The Good Life

Of all of the places I thought I might move to, my home state of Nebraska was not on the list. As a photographer who thoroughly enjoys landscapes, and fell in love [...]

By | 2017-07-11T11:10:27+00:00 July 11th, 2017|37 Comments

The Inner (Art) Critic

We all have it, the tiny voice inside our head, criticizing our every decision. The smug, egotistical artist inside of us, telling us we're not good enough. Lately this voice has been getting louder; maybe [...]

By | 2017-05-03T11:48:39+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|8 Comments

Feeling Blue

From the moment I saw a photo of this blue-painted town—when or where that was I have not the faintest idea—Morocco was added to my travel list. Chefchaouen, a name I couldn’t pronounce [...]

By | 2017-04-18T12:06:44+00:00 April 18th, 2017|9 Comments