Behind-the-Camera of Photojournalist Nic Coury in Monterey County, California.

January 30, 2011

Words I Use and Other Cool, Tech-y Stuff


So yesterday I attended a web conference in San Francisco put on by AltWeeklies and I picked up all kinds of cool, web tools, including the above, which picks out the most-used keywords from an RSS feed or group of text.

It was one of the many cool things from Amy Webb's Top 10 Tech Tools talk.

Then I met up with some photo colleagues including my buddy and fellow photojournalist Scott Macdonald who shoots for the Salinas Californian.

I helped Scott light a photo a few weeks ago of a Redwood grove in Big Sur with some other friends. Photo below.

Very cool stuff.

~ n

January 2, 2011

Photos of the Year.

So 2010 is over and I shot a lot of cool stuff for clients and myself this year.

I worked with Figge Cellars every month this year to shoot a campaign for the year in the life of a winemaker.

Our shot for December.

Peter Figge (above with his son Jackson) always keeps his family first and that is one of his main themes in his winery.

Another family involved in Figge Cellars is one of Peter's wine managers, shown here in the Carmel Valley vineyards with his son as they harvest grapes.

Another cool experience I had was shooting the world premiere of the Veyron Super Sport for Bugatti. They hired me to shoot their car all weekend in Carmel Valley and Laguna Seca. It is the car that broke the land-speed record recently at somewhere around 270 m.p.h. It also costs a cool $2 million.

The Bugatti at Quail Lodge.


Sarah McCoy (bottom center) and the Zippidy Yeahs.

Zoe Boekbinder before a show in Monterey.

Masha, a really talented and beautiful belly dancer.


I made an effort to document more of my surroundings, which is also where I grew up in Monterey, Calif.

Boats near in the marina near Old Fisherman's Wharf.

Carmel Valley miles past the village.

Moss Landing at sunset.

~ nic