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I don't post here very often but I wanted to mention that I've updated my website's blog with a bunch of new posts talking about some shoots from the end of last year. Check them out if you are interested in my photos and some of the thought behind them:

I also am planning resurrect my Youtube Channel and hopefully continue to add some new content to that as well:…

For all my watchers who see this, thanks for looking and supporting me and my photography. I appreciate it!

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: The music and sounds of a coffee shop
  • Watching: I need to catch up on Game of Thrones
  • Playing: Dragon Age
  • Drinking: This place has one of my favorite cups of chai
Cold Steel by NickChao
Cold Steel
Took some wintery photos of some friends recently and couldn't help but do another one of myself with the sword too. hah...

Behind the scenes post about this shoot here:…


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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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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!

of emptiness and sorrow by Princess-of-Shadows
rosemontstock Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Nice work, do you use any particular lighting etc. or do anything special in post processing? :)
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:
rosemontstock Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
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!
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