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After doing a self portrait in gold I was inspired to do some more of other people. Its a lot easier to shoot without being covered in various gold paints!

Model: Sarah
Styling/Photography/Retouching: Nick Chao


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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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rosemontstock Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Nice work, do you use any particular lighting etc. or do anything special in post processing? :)
NickChao Featured By Owner 6 days ago  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:
rosemontstock Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thanks for the quick reply and the info :) I'll take a look at your blog now 
Jack-Nobre Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Outstanding work, beautiful gallery.
NickChao Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :)
x-xSpitFirex-x Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday :)
Aheng711 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday to you XD
malaugusto Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014   Photographer
Hi Nick,

You have been featured as this week's Undiscovered Talent here: People and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 108.
Looking forward to seeing more art from you at devPREMIUM.

Butteredbap Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet portfolio dude!
MikeSoto-Photography Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional Photographer
Excellent portfolio! I love your work!
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