Nick deCarlo began his serious photography with the formidable 8" x 10" view camera. These behemoths take time to set up and shoot, and this procedure helped him slow down and become intensely aware of all four sides of his framed shot. The discipline of studying every element in the composition has taught Nick to better see the subject before him. He compares this approach to the classically trained musician who first masters scales and the intricacies of intonation, then turns to jazz later in his career.

In this gallery of images selected from Nick's Point of View, he sought out strong visual elements and composed them to stimulate the senses. His visual training comes from fine art as well as photography. That's why you're just as likely to find Nick studying the canvases of a Kandinsky exhibit as you are to see him on the photography floor.

Today Nick uses a Canon 20D instead of a view camera, but his discipline remains the same. You can enjoy more of Nick deCarlo's work at Nick deCarlo Photography.
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