Thanks for stopping by, I'm Nicole Klingler... a wife, mother, dancer, artistic director and photographer. I shoot in various cities in Idaho including Rigby, Rexburg, Idaho Falls, and Boise, as well as Salt Lake City and other northern Utah cities! My photographic style is RICH, TRUE, ORGANIC and HONEST.... with the intent of capturing my subject's personalities... the essence of who they are and what drives them! My specialties lie in individual portraiture: children, seniors, modeling portfolios, and brides- with an emphasis in fashion and editorial style, as well as engagements, formals, and weddings. Stay and browse awhile, or give me a call to set up your own session. Lets see what magic we can create together! (all session and product pricing can be found on the menu bar)

Schedule Update

Sorry for the delay, but because of the busy holiday season, Dip and Dabble Preschool photos will be in the online client gallery on Wednesday Dec. 29th. Thanks for your patience!

In other news, Nicole Klingler Photography has a NEW name, brand and website. Continue to follow me at www.trueatelier.com.

Nikon 50mm f/1.4g prime lens- REVIEW

I was so excited to recieve my new lens in the mail. I haven't used it for a shoot yet, but upon recieving it I attatched it to my camera and snapped a few shots of Payton eating a snack. My initial impression of it was its BEAUTY! Truly- it is well made. Heavy, with an internal metal attatchment ring, rather than a plastic one like many of the kit lenses. That was a nice first impression! Beautiful GLASS!!! I drooled a little, I think.
My dining room was pretty low on light, aside from a small amount of sunshine coming in from the window behind me. This lens is FAST! The negative things I had heard about it were that you didn't want to shoot with the aperature wide open at 1.4 because you would get a softer image. Thats true. This middle shot wasn't as sharp as I would usually like a portrait, but not unpleasantly so. I wasn't displeased with the result.
Mostly though, the clarity of the lens is fantastic!

50mm is a prime lens, meaning that it has a fixed focal length, no capacity to zoom in or out. So, you have to do the zooming with your feet!!! That is really the only thing I am going to have to get used to.
I do love the bokeh (the out of focus areas or highlights) The out of focus areas have a shape that I think is pretty pleasing to the eye, making the background nice and soft.
I'M LIKING IT! Holler!

So, FYI for all you photographers out there, I think this is a must have addition to your lens collection. I think I will continue using my zoom lens for studio work, as it is easier and quicker to zoom in and out on babies and children, but this new 50mm will definitely be my lens of choice for outdoor shoots, indoor lowlight (non-studio lighting) sporting events, wedding receptions, etc.!!!)

Hope that helps!
Visit the link below for a compilation of resources and everything I have been learning along the way!!!

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