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Fall & Winter Classes in Irvine Now Enrolling

Now open for enrollment:

Landscape Photography
Oct 4 through Oct 25 on Thursdays from 6:30pm-9:00pm
This class is 1 evening per week for 4 weeks. It covers everything from how to shoot in manual, to using filters, to composition, to final output and much, much more. And this class is my one and only class to include a field shoot! This class fills up to max capacity pretty consistently, so sign up soon! - $99 - Max size: 20 seats
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Composition for Dramatic Landscapes
Tues, Sep 11 from 6:30pm-9:00pm
Tues, Nov 27 from 6:30-9:00pm

Composition is what will make or break your landscape photographs. Don't get so caught up in the technical stuff that you forget to give due attention to the artistic side of landscape photography. - $39 - Max size: 25 seats
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How to Shoot in Manual Mode
Tues, Nov 13 from 6:30pm-9:00pm
Tues, Dec 4 from 6:30-9:00pm

Learn the correct way to shoot in manual mode in this very affordable single-evening seminar. You'll never have to guess at settings again! This class is very popular and has filled up to max capacity every time it's been offered. Sign up before it's too late! - $39 - Max size: 25 seats
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Don't wait, sign up before these classes fill up!
More information and enrollment details
can be found here.

Opening Soon: New Learning Center and Gallery

Opening Soon:
Nick Carver Photography Learning Center & Gallery
in the city of Tustin, CA!

I'm thrilled to report that I recently signed a lease on my own office space that will soon become the Nick Carver Photography Learning Center & Gallery! Conveniently located near the 5 freeway at the corner of Tustin Ranch Road and Walnut Ave, this office will serve as a home base for my business, complete with a lounge for my 1-on-1 services and a seminar room that can accommodate groups of 12-15.
Nick Carver Photography Learning Center & GalleryWith this new center, I'll be able to deliver services more efficiently, more effectively, and at a greater volume than ever before! That means easier scheduling, weekend services, and a ton of fun, new group seminars soon to come.

Nick Carver Photography Learning Center & GalleryFuture 1-on-1 Room

Nick Carver Photography Learning Center & GalleryFuture Seminar Room

Nick Carver Photography Learning Center & GalleryPrivate Office

This announcement marks a major milestone in my life and career as I transition out of my home office into a genuine walk-in location. It's been a lot of work to reach this point and I believe it is merely the start of even greater things to come.

I want to send out a heartfelt "thank you" to all of my past clients, current clients, readers, fans, and website visitors for helping me reach this point. Your support and patronage has made it possible for me to turn my passion into a successful career that has grown by leaps and bounds year after year.

And my deepest thanks to my parents for their endless support and encouragement. Without the selfless efforts of my mom and dad, I would not be where I am today. They are true saints in my eyes for whom I am eternally grateful. Their generosity knows no bounds.

So stay tuned for updates on the official opening. There will be an open house at some point and I would love to see you there.

Featured Fine Art Pieces: “Monet Skies” & “Neptune Dreams”

Laguna Beach Fine Art Landscape Photography

Image Title: "Monet Skies" - click image above for a larger view
Image Size: 24" x 36"
Total Size: 35" x 47"
Edition: 1 of 100
Price: $750

This 3-foot wide print of a "Monet-like" sky reflected in wet sand at Crystal Cove State Park, CA is framed with a light pecan, rustic style frame that I personally hand-made using top-quality moulding. The image is further accented with a seamless off-white linen liner with a 25-degree bevel that helps to showcase the rich colors in the image. The metallic paper used in all of my fine art prints coupled with the UV-protective gloss coating really accents the wet sand in the shot.


Laguna Beach Fine Art Landscape Photography

Image Title: "Neptune Dreams" - click image above for a larger view
Image Size: 16" x 24"
Total Size: 24" x 32"
Edition: 1 of 100
Price: $450

Taken in Crystal Cove State Park on New Year's Day 2010, this image of seagrass-covered rocks under a fiery sunset showcases nearly the entire rainbow of nature's colors. I hand-made this frame using a pecan-colored frame with rich, warm tones to help bring out the reds and yellows of the sunset. The cream-toned liner with its 30-degree bevel draws the attention in to the artwork and works to enhance the colors of the image, making them "pop" off the metallic-based paper.

As with all limited edition fine art prints, this piece is printed with LightJet technology on Kodak Professional Endura Metallic Paper, making them the finest quality prints available. Click here for more info about my fine art prints.

Both pieces are available for sale and both will be on display in Artist Eye Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA starting June 29th. Information about Artist Eye Gallery can be found here.

If you'd like more information about purchasing a limited edition fine art print like this or any other image in the catalog, email Nick at info [at]