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Grand Opening and New Classes

It's been a ton of work in the making, but the Nick Carver Photography Learning Center in Tustin, CA is now open for business! This new center features a dedicated private lesson room and a 12-student classroom complete with comfortable padded chairs, individual LED lights to help illuminate your notes, and a top-of-the-line presentation system. The small class sizes, free parking, and comfortable amenities help to create a distraction-free environment so you can focus on learning how to become a better photographer. Learn more about the center here.


In celebration of the opening of my Learning Center,
I'm announcing 3 brand new group photography classes to be
held in the new facility!

Advanced Split ND Techniques photography class in Orange County, CA

Macro DSLR Photography class in Orange County

Filters for Outdoor Photography class in Orange County

Launch Week Discounts good through September 5th!


And please join me for the open house in Tustin, CA on

Saturday, September 29, 2012
4:00pm - 7:00pm


14471 Chambers Rd, #101
Tustin, CA 92780

Find out more about the new learning center here and 
see the full schedule of classes here.

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.

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]