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  1. How To Prepare For Your Next Headshot Session

    Spring is the perfect time to spruce up your personal and business headshots! A lot of clients ask me how to prepare for a session. What should I wear? What about hair & makeup?   Here are my go to tips to look your best in your photos. Remember the focus…


  2. How To Curate Art For Your Home

    Over the past year, I’ve spent a lot of time looking at empty wall space in my house (maybe you have too?) and thinking how I should really hang art there. Not a single large piece, rather a small collection of my favorite pieces Do you have a personal collection…


  3. The Calla Lily Collection

    I’m so excited to share with you a new collection of fine art prints that I’ve created—The Calla Lily Collection—and have added to my online store.  The complete collection, includes five beautiful black and white photographs of calla lilies printed with archival processes at 7x10-inches on Baryta Fibre Based Fine…


  4. More Scenes From The Cape

    Hello, Friends! One thing offering comfort lately is remembering good times, including making photographs recently on a trip to the Cape. I shared the first in this series of images in a previous post. Today I’m back with new images from this series. The specs: color negative film (Fuji and…


  5. More Scenes From The Cape

    Hello, Friends! One thing offering comfort lately is remembering good times, including making photographs recently on a trip to the Cape. I shared the first in this series of images in a previous post. Today I’m back with new images from this series. The specs: color negative film (Fuji and…


  6. Scenes From The Cape—New England Photographer

    I’ve been spending more time in my studio darkroom these days hand processing color film. This is a new venture for me as I learned to develop black & white film back in my college darkroom days. It was the general practice to send our color film to the lab…


  7. Daily Photo Project—July Highlights

    I’m slowly getting caught up on personal projects including the July highlights from my Daily Photo Journal Project. It’s always interesting to notice new and old themes continue to stand out in my work, such as, surf, sky, and preceding objects in portraiture. If you’re new to the project, you…


  8. Daily Photo Journal Project—June Highlights

    Deep in the summer heat, we’re harvesting bowls of tomatoes, searching for secret swimming holes, and reading books from collected piles. A good summer, despite the challenges.  June’s highlights from my Daily Photo Journal Project. With a desire to create a new body of photographs, I started a new photo…


  9. Fine Art Florals—New Prints in the Shop

    Lilac Lily Peony 5 Peony 7 Azalea Hello Friends, I’m excited to announce that I now have a curated selection of floral prints available in my online store. The image specs: 7x10 inch, archival art prints on Baryta Fibre Based Fine Art Paper, displayed in an 11x14 white mat. Signed…


  10. New work for The Postcard Collective—Summer 2020

    I’m a member of the Postcard Collective, a quarterly art exchange in which art is sent via postcards in the mail, and created new work for the summer edition theme. To celebrate the Collective’s 10th anniversary, the summer exchange’s theme is Ten. I used a digital pinhole camera to create…


  11. The Curated Fridge Summer Show

    I’m thrilled to be included in The Curated Fridge summer show, titled “Little Wins,” curated by Bree Lamb (Managing Editor at Fraction Magazine). Check out another excellent show, this time around it’s all digital, no prints on the fridge. Thanks to Bree and Yorgos Efthymiadis (Founder of The Curated Fridge)…


  12. The Curated Fridge Summer Show

    I’m thrilled to be included in The Curated Fridge summer show, titled “Little Wins,” curated by Bree Lamb (Managing Editor at Fraction Magazine). Check out another excellent show, this time around it’s all digital, no prints on the fridge. Thanks to Bree and Yorgos Efthymiadis (Founder of The Curated Fridge)…


  13. Letter from the Cape (Part 2)

    The novel revising continues. Slowly, slowly.  We return to the beach. Boys in tow. Waves roll in.  With a pinhole camera, slowing time.  Photographing the scene, again and again. We carry on, despite the obstacles.  What will you remember about this summer? What photographs have you made? I love to…


  14. Letter from the Cape (Part 1)

    While the world spins madly, I am taking a much needed break from the regular schedule for the next two weeks. I am giving myself the time to revising a novel I’ve been writing for the past three years. I mention it here because between photographs for clients and projects,…


  15. Daily Photo Journal Project—May Highlights

    As an artist, I believe in practice. Working with my camera and writing daily.  This is an ongoing project that I want to share here to give you a glimpse into my life as an artist. I am at my best when I create daily—that means photographing and writing for…


  16. Meaningful Gift Ideas for Dad

    This year it seems more important than ever to let our loved ones know how much we care in a meaningful way. Here are 5 gifts for Dad to show him how special he is. Happy Father’s Day! 1. Write a handwritten letter to Dad, including favorite memories spent together.…


  17. Northampton Studio Opening | Northampton Family Photography

    I’m happy to announce that the studio doors are open! Following the Governor’s Phase 2 guidelines, I’ve come up with a plan to safely begin studio sessions again. As of right now, studio sessions are available for small groups and individuals, immediate family or fewer. The studio is open by…


  18. 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… 


  19. 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.…


  20. 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…


  21. 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…


  22. 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,…


  23. 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.…


  24. 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…


  25. 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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