|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.

Download a Free Snow Overlay

Give your photos a beautiful, magical, winter look with this free snow overlay download! Scroll down to access the download. And, after downloading the overlay, you can use the instructions below to [...]

By | 2017-12-08T16:42:21+00:00 December 8th, 2017|1 Comment

The Dancing Cranes

Sandhill Cranes in Bosque Del Apache I'm writing this from Socorro, New Mexico, home to Bosque del Apache, a fantastic location for photographing birds. I'm here attending a workshop with Scott Bourne, [...]

By | 2017-11-27T21:54:53+00:00 November 26th, 2017|0 Comments

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 | 2017-11-06T12:09:41+00:00 September 18th, 2017|6 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 | 2017-11-05T11:22:35+00:00 August 29th, 2017|13 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 | 2017-11-06T12:17:24+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 | 2017-11-06T12:11:54+00:00 July 20th, 2017|17 Comments
Free Photography eBook: Light Stories II

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