Photographer, Tammy Nicholl

BEHIND THE LENS

    I have been learning the art of photography my entire life.  I began to take it seriously after homeschooling my son when he decided to take up photography.   I was not able to put my camera down.  After endless Webinars, Seminars and practice....practice....practice, I have become so comfortabe managing my camera, manipulating the light and settings to get the photos I wanted.  

     It wasn't until the past 6 years that I have become a business. There is nothing better than coming to my studio after a photoshoot and viewing your photos on my computer.  It  looks as though I had spent the entire day capturing your story.

     I have shot Weddings, Engagement Shoots, Models, babies, families, Corporate head shots, Corporate Events, High School Seniors, On Location & Creative studio work.   I have always wanted to make photography a more affordable part of people's lives.  And I think I found a way that I can.  FAMILY MINI PHOTO SHOOTS IN THE PARK.  It is an entire day designated for family photos, but instead of shooting for the entire hour, I will condense the shoot and focus on the KEY photos necessarry to make a collage or a small mini book.  I am already there and instead of an Hour & a half  session, it will only be 1/2 hour.  (The perfect amount of time to complete all these Key photos!)  I will have designated dates through out the year for my clients to book and I can leave the rest of the year for Weddings & Engagements, Corporate Events & Executive Headshots, Newborn & High School Senior Photo shoots. 

 

I am fully equiped with Professional Portable gear as well as the most popular Studio Lighting available.   I also have a Home Studio at the front of my home to accomodate Newborns or when there is bad weather.  I work with many different Canon Camera's and Lenses to capture the moment for any situation.  

 

Photography is more than just a passion!  I truly LOVE what I do.  I have to "PINCH" myself every single day!

 

 

 

EQUIPMENT

CAMERAS: 

  • CANON 5D MARK II

  • CANON 5D MARK III

  • CANON 60D 

 

CANON LENSES:

  • 85mm 1.2

  • 50mm 1.4

  • 35mm 1.4

  • 100mm 2.8

  • 70-200mm 2.8

  • 28-300mm 2.8

  • 50mm 1.8 II

  • 85mm 1.8

  • 24mm 2.8 stm lens

  • 40mm 2.8 stm lens

 

 

OTHER LENSES

  • OPTEKA 6.5 3.5mm FISHEYE LENS

  • SIGMA 24-70mm 2.8 EX DG MACRO 

  • TOKINA 11-16mm 2.8 PRO DX

 

LIGHT METER: 

  • SEKONIC L-558R

STUDIO STROBES:

  • ALIEN BEES 400

  • ALIEN BEES 1600 x 3

  • Einstein

  • VEGABOND MINI LITHIUM External Battery

 

LED LIGHTS: 

  • Flashpoint 14" Circular LED lights

  • Flashpoint - 312 LED Bi color

  • Flashpoint 198 LED - VariAngle On Camera Light

  • Aputure Cob 120d With Light Dome

 

 

STUDIO CONTINUOUS LIGHTING: 

  • WESTCOTT SPYDERLIGHTS FLORESCENT STUDIO

  • BEAUTY DISHES 16", 22" & 28"

  • STUDIO RING LIGHT 

 

 

SPEEDLIGHTS: 

YONGNUO 600 RT

CANON 586 EXII

CANON 600 RT

 

 

STUDIO GEAR: 

  • AVENGER LIGHT STANDS (WHEELS) X3

  • PORTABLE LIGHT STANDS

  • KATE BACKDROPS

  • SCENIC BACKDROPS

STUDIO PROPS AND ACCESSORIES: 

WARDROBE INCLUDING GOWNS, CROWNS, CAPES, HEAD PIECES AND JEWELRY TO ENHANCE ANY PHOTOSHOOT. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEMINARS, WEBINARS, WORKSHOPS ATTENDED: 

 

  • SCOTT KELBY  - GENERAL PHOTOGRAPHY

  • JOE McNALLY - LIGHT IT, SHOOT IT - SEMINAR, SACRAMENTO

  • DAVID ZIZER - WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER - "CAPTURED BY THE LIGHT TOUR WORKSHOP/SEMINAR

  • KATELYN JAMES - WEDDING WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE TOUR

  • JASMINE STAR - WEDDING - STAR BOOT CAMP

  • NICHOLE V - GENERAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

  • PHOTOVISION - PHOTO VIDEO TRAINING (ENDLESS)

  • CREATIVE LIVE - VIDEO TRAINING (ENDLESS)

  • SUE BRYCE WORKSHOPS

  • COLE'S CLASSROOM - VIDEO TRAINING

  • CHRIS KNIGHT REMBRANT LIGHTING - VIDEO TRAINING

  • CREATIVE LIVE SPEEDLIGHTS 101 WITH MARK WALLACE 

  • JIRSA ENGAGEMENT COURSE

  • PHLEARN PHOTOSHOP COURSES

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  • PHOTOSHOP / LIGHTROOM WORKSHOPS

  • JULIANNE KOST

  • MATT KLOSKOWSKI

  • JARED PLATT

  • PHLEARN

  • PIXIMPERFECT

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THE LIST GOES ON AND ON........

 

I CONTINUE TO EDUCATE MYSELF DURING THE WEEKDAY WHEN I HAVE NOTHING GOING ON.   It gives me a peace of mind that I am working on all the areas of my career that needs attention, or I try to challenge myself into trying something outside the box. 

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EDUCATION 

© 2020  by TAMMY NICHOLL TDN Photography - Discovery Bay, CA.