Weekly Artist Feature

This weeks artist feature is Holly from Holly Nicole Photography!! I can really relate to Holly’s work! It’s so personal and real! I love seeing her images every time she posts! You’ll want to follow Holly if you aren’t already!! Enjoy getting to know your fellow photographer! Hope everyone has a great Holiday and week!

Eve

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A little bit about Holly

I am a stay-at-home momtog to three beautiful girls, ages 10, 7, and 18 months. I married my high school sweetheart and we have been together more than half our lives.  We live in Michigan and love to travel and camp and be outside.  My family means the world to me and I love capturing our lives together.

 What does Photography mean to you?

Photography is my way of taking a moment… a feeling… and freezing it in time so I can keep it forever. Time goes by so fast and we can never go back, but with photography, we can travel back with our memories and revisit our most happy and emotional times.

When did you start pursuing Photography?

I started in 1998 taking film and photojournalism classes in college. Fast forward to 2008 when I had my second daughter and I finally got my first DSLR. The birth of my girls is what really ignited my passion for photography and with the birth of each one I got more and more obsessed with it.

What motivates and inspires you?

My family. They are my number one creative motivation. They are my muses.

Can you share with us a few of your favorite images and why you love them so much?

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My favorites honestly change all the time.  These are a few of my recent favorites.  I love that my middle daughter enjoys photography as much as I do and she poses for me. She enjoys our time together.

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  This next one is of my husband and I love it because he NEVER lets me take his picture- but for our anniversary he sat for me briefly on our little getaway trip.

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 The third one I love so much because when I look at it I can still hear Charlotte’s giggles.

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And finally, this last one I just love the color and composition.

What advice would you give another photographer just starting up?

Learn your camera inside and out. Do a 365 or 52 week project. It will help you learn your gear, help you develop your style, help you practice and push you to look at things differently.

Nikon or Canon?

Nikon D7100. 90% of the time I’m using either my 85mm or my 35mm prime. I use them both pretty much equally.

Lightroom or Photoshop? Both?

Both. I start in LR and end in PS.

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