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Featured Testimonial: Online Course

Just 4 days after starting the Introduction to DSLR Photography Online Course, student B. Pollert had this to say in an email to me:

Hi Nick - I wanted to let you know how helpful your online course has been. It explains things so clearly...I will definitely recommend your class to others. I've never had it explained so well before. 

- B. Pollert

With a big trip to Kenya planned for just 2 weeks away, B. Pollert contacted me seeking help for shooting wildlife in low-light conditions. The online course proved to be the perfect solution because with all the materials available from day 1, B. Pollert was able to power through the lessons in time for the trip. With all my online courses, you don't need to wait for the next lesson. If you're ready to move on, you can.

Traveling Bubbles at Crystal Cove

Upon looking over my pictures from 2011, I realized that it had been far too long since I'd gone down to the beach to get some landscapes. So, on January 5th, I packed up my gear and headed out to one of my favorite local spots, Crystal Cove State Park.

Traveling Bubbles in Crystal Cove State Park

I wouldn't describe the sunset as phenomenal that night, but it was decent enough. Nothing was really blowing me away compositionally, so decided to think outside the box and try something new.

So with a slow shutter speed (3.2 seconds), I photographed the motion of the bubbles left by the waves as they traveled back out to sea. I've photographed these types of bubbles before, but I'd never really explored their motion across the wet sand and I'd never made it the main focus of a picture. Turned out pretty good, I think. And it was fun letting the bubbles, in a sense, paint the picture. Every frame was a surprise to see what path they took. My favorite from the night is displayed above, and here's another more traditional composition from earlier in the sunset:

Rocks and Waves at Crystal Cove State Park, CA

Gallery Showing and Artist Reception

I'm very proud to announce
that I have been selected as the featured artist at
Artist Eye Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA
for the month of February!

Nick Carver Gallery Showing and Artist Reception
That means my framed fine art landscape photography will be on display in the window of Artist Eye Laguna Gallery from February 1st through February 29th.

I also invite you to join me for my artist reception on Saturday, February 11th from 6:00-9:00pm. Come see my work in person, say hello, stay for some refreshments and enjoy a beautiful night in Laguna Beach.

I hope to see you there, so mark your calendar!

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