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  1. Fine Art Floral Prints | Nikki Gardner Photography

    New art available. This image is titled Plight of the Peony and is available for purchase as a fine art print. Email me for details, if you’re interested.  My online shop is in the works with the full floral collection. Stay tuned… 

  2. Outdoor Portrait Sessions | Nikki Gardner Photography

    I’m happy to announce that I’m offering outdoor portrait sessions! Now that businesses are reopening in Massachusetts, I’ve come up with a plan to safely begin photographing sessions again. For outdoor sessions, I like fields, parks, and backyards. I use a wide angle lens for environmental shots and a telephoto…

  3. Daily Photo Journal Project—April Highlights

    I am a journaler. I started penning my life as a kid. This has always been the basis of my work. A space where stories are born.  I love this quote by Joan Didion, “I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I see, and what it means.…

  4. What’s In My Film Camera Bag | Northampton Portrait Photographer

    QUICK STUDIO UPDATE:  Happy Monday and Happy (day after) Mother’s Day to all the mamas out there! I hope you and your families are staying safe and happy during this phase of COVID-19. During these past few  weeks, I have been planning out how to manage photo shoots once the…

  5. Capture Artful Moments With Your iPhone | Day 10 of 10

    DAY 10: TELL A GOOD PHOTO STORY. Whether told in images or words, a good story contains a beginning, a middle, and an end. This is true whether you’re photographing a family vacation, daily life, or an event.  A photo story can be told in a single frame or in…

  6. Capture Artful Moments With Your iPhone | Day 9 of 10

    DAY 9: FOCUS ON DETAILS. Show story snippets with detail shots. Get close to your subject. Hold your camera steady. Reach your hand close to your subject. Frame your composition then manually lock focus on your hand close to your subject before you click the shutter. This will focus on…

  7. Capture Artful Moments With Your iPhone | Day 8 of 10

    DAY 8: CAPTURE ACTION. Action photography includes any subject in motion, such as children, concerts, pets, sports, transportation, etc. The first step in capturing action is to have your camera on hand and be ready to shoot. If there are people or pets in the photo, focus on their faces,…

  8. Capture Artful Moments With Your iPhone | Day 7 of 10

    DAY 7: CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE. Perspective refers to the point of view the photograph was shot. You can dramatically alter a scene when you learn how to see it from different perspectives. We often get in the habit of seeing the world from one point of view— at eye level.…

  9. Capture Artful Moments With Your iPhone | Day 6 of 10

    DAY 6: GET ARTSY WITH BLACK AND WHITE. Look for fundamental design elements to photograph. Patterns and textures really stand out in monochromatic images. Capture leading lines, shapes, and graphic elements. Strong contrasts and shadows render beautifully in black-and white so do silhouettes on overcast days.  Remember the tips from…

  10. Capture Artful Moments With Your iPhone | Day 5 of 10

    DAY 5: LOOK FOR COLOR. One of the things I love about the iPhone is its capacity to capture color flare. I also love using the camera as a photo journal of collections, one of my favorite images to collect are colors. You can look for single colors in an…

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