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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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:iconevevictus:
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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:iconevevictus:
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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Jack-Nobre Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Outstanding work, beautiful gallery.
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NickChao Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :)
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x-xSpitFirex-x Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday :)
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