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Nick Chao
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
I'm a photographer currently living and working in Santa Cruz CA. Leave me a message if you have any questions or comments about my work.
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Jade by NickChao
Jade
Model: Jade Vo
Assistance: Alison Brock
Photograph/Retouching: Nick Chao
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:iconjennasartwork:
jennasartwork Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015   Traditional Artist
Wicked work. Your gallery shows such a lot of improvement and growth. Good luck for the future :)
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LJenovaxL Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  New member Professional General Artist
Your work is absolutely incredible and inspiring! I do not live in California but I may travel there soon, if you would be at all interesting in ever working together, maybe check out my port? You can see some on this account or here!

www.facebook.com/JenovaxLilith
www.LilithJenovaxLaVey.tumblr.com

Even if not, I will continue to follow and admire your breathtaking images! You're very talented!
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NickChao Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Professional Photographer
Hi. Thanks for your kind words. Yeah, maybe if you are around you can drop me a message. I'm some times busier than others but maybe we can make something happen. 
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EveVictus Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice work! :clap:
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NickChao Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :)
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EveVictus Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Princess-of-Shadows Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your kind support on my work.
Your gallery is absolutely unbelievable!
:heart: 

of emptiness and sorrow by Princess-of-Shadows
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rosemontstock Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Nice work, do you use any particular lighting etc. or do anything special in post processing? :)
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NickChao Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks! Yeah my photos are pretty set up and heavily retouched. I usually use one light, maybe two if its a big set, and big, soft light modifiers. I have a 60" umbrella I use all the time and a 70" softbox I pull out once in a while too. In terms of post processing I do extensive skin and basic portrait retouching on pretty much everything and then spend a lot of time working with color to get it to look how I want. A lot of it is just simple stuff like cloning, healing, dodge/burn, and a lot of masked curve and color balance layers. 

You can find some more info on my shoots and retouching on my website blog here: nickchao.com/blog/
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rosemontstock Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Thanks for the quick reply and the info :) I'll take a look at your blog now 
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