Joel Nisleit Self PortraitJoel Nisleit Self PortraitSelf portrait of studio owner Joel Nisleit. Joel's skills enable him to capture portraits like this in any location, from home to a parking garage.

Second photographer rate: $50/hour including tax, no copyright required, no editing. I use high-end Nikon gear including a D4, 70-200, 24-120, 85, multiple flashes, modifiers and continuous lights.

Assistant rate: Contact me if you need an assistant for any photo shoot, commercial or portrait. I'm familiar with most common grip and know how to wrap a cord. :-D

Individual instruction: $50/hr, includes travel and tax, minimum two hours. Learn how to get professional results with landscapes or portraits. Common topics are exposure, light and lighting, wedding and other portraiture, metering and white balance, Lightroom and Photoshop basics.

Just got your first camera? Let me get you up to speed much faster than online courses, videos and books that leave you struggling by yourself.

Upcoming Classes:

Please check back later. I'll be doing at least one presentation in 2017. Let me know if you'd be interested in a hands-on workshop.

 

What qualifies Joel Nisleit Photography?

After over two decades of exploring photography as a hobby, in 2004 I became a photojournalist, reporter and designer for the Dodge County Pionier, a weekly newspaper in Wisconsin, where I won Wisconsin Newspaper Association awards in general news photography, writing and page design.

I then entered wedding photography, which I've been doing since 2012 having worked for American Wedding Group, Edward Fox Photography, many Wisconsin photographers and am now focusing full time on my own wedding portrait business.

In 2017 I declared candidacy for the Professional Photographers of America Certified Professional Photographer program. This is a voluntary and challenging certification almost no Wisconsin wedding photographers take. It demands comprehensive knowledge, skill and demonstration of professional standards, especially in portrait photography.

 

Resources:

Zenfolio: Complete Web hosting solution, with image galleries, blog, selling tools.

Nations Photo Lab: Perfect high quality prints when you select color correction.

ExpoDisc: Exposure and White Balance tool

PocketWizard: Flash triggers

Phottix: Flash triggers and other accessories

Adorama: Online photo retailer (my primary source)

 

Articles:

UV Filters and Lens Cleaning

TTL Flash Basics

How to Freeze Motion With Flash

Self Portrait Explanation

Exercises Using Manual Flash

About RAW and JPEG Files

Gary Fong Diffusion Dome (Discussion)

The Sunny 16 Rule (More than a rule, a concept for exposing for light quantity, not subject)