About Nicole S. Young

Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website, nicolesy.com.

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

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|10 Comments