Cheryl Jacobs Nicolai

has been a member since Jan 2008 and goes by cheryljacobs.

I am a photographer and writer based in Denver, Colorado. I work across and teach the US, UK, and Europe. I am a dedicated film shooter working exclusively in B&W, primarily in medium format and 4x5. I'm currently on the editorial staff for Focus magazine.

I teach emotive portraiture in very small custom workshops worldwide, also offer thorough critiques for professional and amateur photographers via Skype. Workshop and critique information is available at


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Life Backstage
Photo Essay

Life Backstage

7 Dec 20104821 views

A behind-the-scenes look at my fellow burlesque and vaudeville performers at the cabaret where we work.

The Hauntingly Unfinished
Photo Essay

The Hauntingly Unfinished

28 Jun 20083552 views

The thoughts that keep this photographer awake at night.

My Advice For Aspiring Photographers
Feature Story

My Advice For Aspiring Photographers

12 Mar 2008210837 views

Seventeen points to ponder before you hang out your photographic shingle.

Enter "Dream"!

Q: My sister in-law recently gave me a Canon EOS 10D digital camera body. Having only used point and shoot cameras, what would be a good beginners lens to get for this camera? Should I get kit lens to start with?

A: Do you know?