This is me . . .
My name is Nicole Olds.
I love Toronto, travel and . . . photography.
I can’t draw for beans but I can take great photos and play with them in photoshop.
I know nothing about engineering but I have spent time mastering my camera so all the buttons and dials make sense. I use my technical skills to achieve photos that have an impact.
I love that photography provides endless opportunities to learn more about my craft. The best photographers constantly expand their knowledge and they are generous about passing it on via blogs and Facebook.
Their info isn’t usually directed at point-and-shooters though – so that’s where I come in.
Fancy cameras do have an advantage – and I certainly enjoy teaching the ins and outs of ‘the big guns’. Nevertheless there’s so much you can do before you click the shutter that will make for better photos. And when it comes to the smaller, more convenient cameras, they are capable of fabulous shots both on and off the ‘auto’ setting.
A little technical knowledge, a little practice, that’s honestly all it takes for you to be taking better photos – forever!
So remember! Point-and-shooters are photographers too! With just a few lessons, you’ll be taking better photos in no time!
B.A. Univ. of Kent Canterbury, U.K.
13 years experience Billboard Magazine
Advanced Figurative Photography
Photographic and Portrait Lighting
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Adobe Certified Expert: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
Adobe Photoshop Elements 11
2010 Image Explorations Dennis Craft Children’s Photographer, laughter lover and Chairman PPA