About - marknicholas
<p><font class="ContentMainHeader">Hi Everyone</font> </p><br />
This is my photo site and a place where I keep family and friend memories.  In addition to to all of the things I do for work and family, what I enjoy most is photography; and so I decided to build a site around my photos.  Still, it didn't make sense to limit this to only photography.  Anyway, that is why this is a site with a number of my projects included.  

I appeared on scene in the 60s in Bayville, N.J. and grew up with my brother and sister and two very loving parents. Today I live in LA where I practice law, write, travel, take photos, shoot astrophotography, produce music/video and dabble in quantum physics (well... not yet anyway). 

<p><font class="ContentMainHeader">Family Guy</font> </p><br />
For all the things I want to share, being a family guy comes at the top of the list. The site includes many family photos and videos. I shoot photos most often because I recognize that memories can be fleeting and I want to preserve as much of this incredible experience as I can.  
 
Welcome!

This is my personal photo site and a place where I keep family and friend memories. In addition to to all of the things I do for work and family, what I enjoy most is my photography. Anyway, as a personal site, I included a number of my projects - sort of like a home base. Personally, I appeared on scene in the late 60s in Bayville, N.J. and grew up with my brother and sister and two very loving parents. Today I live in LA where I practice law, teach, write, travel, take photos, shoot astrophotography, produce music/video and dabble in quantum physics (well... not yet anyway). 


Family Guy 

For all the things I want to share, being a family guy comes at the top of the list. The site includes many family photos and videos. I shoot photos most often because I recognize that memories can be fleeting and I want to preserve as much of this incredible experience as I can.
Be sure to visit the books page where you can see some of the flip books I created for the family and starring the lovely Gabrielle.  I'm a lucky guy 


Things I've Done

* lived in NJ, Syracuse, Philly, NY, San Fran, Boston and LA
* spent time in Israel, Puerto Rico, BVIs, Europe and Africa,
* have made brilliant friends,
* played football in Europe for the U.S. National Team,
* lived aboard my boat,
* Bungy jumped from the 2nd highest bungy point on earth,
* photographed the Orion Nebula,
* spent time with African tribes,
* seen the Aurora,
* hiked N. Thailand,
* photographed bears in Alaska,
* sailed in a trans-ocean race,
* performed on stage wearing only a toga in Jamaica,
* hiked Machu Picchu,
* sweated the Amazon, visited Galapagos, climbed a Glacier
* [almost] built a guitar,
* sat with penguins in Antarctica,
* slept in an bomb shelter during a bombing in Israel,
* photographed models,
* wrote books and recorded a couple of CDs,
* married a beautiful woman and had a perfect child.
<p><font class="ContentMainHeader">Things I've Done</font> </p><br />
* lived in <a href="http://marknicholas.smugmug.com/Gabrielle-3YearsOld/Trp-to-DC-Philly-NY-NJ/20330545_xv6kDd#!i=1608113750&k=zG329pp&lb=1&s=A" target="_blank">NJ</a>, Syracuse, Philly, NY, San Fran, Boston and LA
* spent time in <a href="http://marknicholas.smugmug.com/Personal-Photographs/Travels/Israel-1999/855541_kJfjTC#!i=38500462&k=ecx8h&lb=1&s=A" target="_blank">Israel</a>, Puerto Rico, BVIs, Europe and Africa, 
* have made brilliant friends, 
* played football in Europe for the <a href="http://marknicholas.smugmug.com/Personal-Photographs/Travels/Italy-US-National-Football/841992_5pcxVc#!i=37768632&k=jfU53&lb=1&s=A" target="_blank">U.S. National Team</a>,
* <a href="http://marknicholas.smugmug.com/Personal-Photographs/Random-Shots/Boating/843096_m83xd8#!i=494503548&k=5yYtm&lb=1&s=A"  target="_blank">lived aboard</a> my boat, 
* <a href="http://marknicholas.smugmug.com/Personal-Photographs/Travels/Africa-2003/839637_KJvbKC#!i=37646319&k=VT2LV&lb=1&s=A" target="_blank"> Bungy jumped </a> from the 2nd highest bungy point on earth, 
* photographed the <a href="http://marknicholas.smugmug.com/Portfolio-The-Beautiful/The-Deep-Sky-and-Solar-System/2287487_fRhPGZ#!i=467916124&k=JvwQq&lb=1&s=A" target="_blank">Orion Nebula</a>,
* spent time with <a href="http://marknicholas.smugmug.com/Personal-Photographs/Travels/Africa-2003/839637_KJvbKC#!i=38270390&k=yGCfN&lb=1&s=A" target="_blank">African tribes</a>, 
* seen the <a href="http://marknicholas.smugmug.com/Portfolio-The-Beautiful/The-Aurora/2493913_rCgH2t#!i=1989722759&k=6X97dNW&lb=1&s=A" target="_blank">Aurora</a>, 
* hiked <a href="http://marknicholas.smugmug.com/Personal-Photographs/Travels/Thailand-2004/838991_HG5xdK#!i=37623881&k=mXnFU&lb=1&s=A" target="_blank">N. Thailand</a>, 
* <a href="http://marknicholas.smugmug.com/Personal-Photographs/Travels/Brooks/18308066_9Xmsbf#!i=1409429218&k=L4CjBSh&lb=1&s=A" target="_blank">photographed bears</a> in Alaska,
* sailed in a <a href="http://marknicholas.smugmug.com/Personal-Photographs/Travels/Caribbean-1500-Sailboat-Race/" target="_blank">trans-ocean race</a>, 
* performed on stage wearing only a toga in <a href="http://marknicholas.smugmug.com/Music/Old-Personal-Videos/21316787_RFL7dP/1/832032358_XaeSd/Medium" target="_blank">Jamaica</a>, 
* hiked <a href="http://marknicholas.smugmug.com/Personal-Photographs/Travels/Machu-Picchu-Peru-2005/943099_43csqT#!i=43232304&k=bdWAE&lb=1&s=A" target="_blank">Machu Picchu</a>, 
* sweated the <a href="http://marknicholas.smugmug.com/Personal-Photographs/Travels/Amazon-Peru-2005/943248_Qmh3Z8#!i=43235222&k=cr8HC&lb=1&s=A" target="_blank">Amazon</a>, visited <a href="http://marknicholas.smugmug.com/Personal-Photographs/Travels/Galapagos-2005/916003_rz5J6Z#!i=43208391&k=ZNiCr&lb=1&s=A" target="_blank">Galapagos</a>, climbed a <a href="http://marknicholas.smugmug.com/Personal-Photographs/Travels/Alaska-Safari-2006/1537804_hnDXMC#!i=90721626&k=kLxXf&lb=1&s=A" target="_blank">Glacier</a>
* [almost] built a <a href="http://marknicholas.smugmug.com/Personal-Photographs/Random-Shots/Guitar-Building/" target="_blank">guitar</a>, 
* slept in an <a href="http://marknicholas.smugmug.com/Personal-Photographs/Travels/Israel-1999/855541_kJfjTC#!i=38500496&k=Abmy7&lb=1&s=A" target="_blank">bomb shelter</a> during a bombing in Israel, 
* <a href="http://marknicholasonline.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/38884976_magda_copy12.jpg" target="_blank">photographed models</a>, 
* wrote books and <a href="http://marknicholas.smugmug.com/Music/Recording-Standing-Right-Here/2521628_qF5PsM#!i=38477807&k=vPZwp&lb=1&s=A" target="_blank">recorded</a> a couple of CDs, 
* married a beautiful woman and had a perfect child.

Photographer


I love photography. That's pretty obvious. I am at home shooting, whether it is shooting product, people, animals, places or specialty stuff. Lately I have been teaching photography and I run a photo group with over 650 members, leading monthly meetings and teaching. As far as equipment goes, I shoot with a Canon 1DX and 5D Mark III, although I also use a Canon 1d Mk IV, G12 and GoPro HD. My primary lenses are all Canon (500f4, 70-200f2.8IS, 90mm TS, 100-400f4-5.6, 24-105f4, 100mf2.8, 50f1.4, 16-35f2.8, 15mm 2.8 fisheye and 65f2.8(1-5x). My astro kit uses a Losmandy GM-11 mount, Takahashi FSQ106, SBIG STV guider and scopes. I shoot astro with my QSI583. I edit on Adobe Photoshop CC (and Suite) and ImagesPlus 5, as well as Lightroom. My favorite plugins are Nik Multimedia and Topaz.   
<p><font class="ContentMainHeader">Photographer</font> </p><br />
I love photography.  That's pretty obvious.  I am at home shooting, whether it is shooting people, animals, places or specialty stuff.  Lately I have been teaching photography and I run a photo group with over 650 members, leading monthly meetings and teaching.

As far as equipment goes, I shoot with a Canon 1D Mark IV and 5D Mark III, although I also use a Canon G12 and GoPro HD. My primary lenses are all Canon (500f4, 70-200f2.8IS, 100-400f4-5.6, 24-105f4, 100mf2.8, 50f1.4, 16-35f2.8, 15mm 2.8 fisheye and 65f2.8(1-5x). My astro kit uses a Losmandy GM-11 mount, Takahashi FSQ106, Coronado 90mm, SBIG STV guider and scopes. I shoot astro with my QSI583 and Canon 20da. I edit on CS6 and ImagesPlus 4, as well as Lightroom 4.

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