Ron Nichols

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M.Photog.Cr., API

Ron Nichols, M.Photog.Cr.Hon.M.Photog., API, has been a successful professional photographer for over 25 years. His Grand Ledge, Michigan studio specializes in family portraits, children and high school seniors. In addition to his studio work, he's worked as a consultant for many other studios and works with manufacturers and software developers on ways to best integrate their products into studios.

As a beta tester for labs and developers, he quickly learned and created solutions to optimize workflow. He also developed the Ron Nichols Studio Retouching Palette that has simplified portrait retouching and is now being used in studios around the world. He even teaches digital workflow and sales through in-studio seminars, at affiliate schools, conventions and lab-sponsored events.

A PPA past president, Ron is current president of the Society of XXV, an elite group of world-class photographers. He has earned Gallery and Masterpiece Awards along with PPA International Loan Collection image recognitions. In 1998, he received the PPA National Award, and in 2011, was presented the Leadership Award by the United Nations International Photographic Council.

Ron's Courses

  • Computer Basics: Photographic Computer Requirements

    Instructors: Ron Nichols
    Video: It’s time to get technical with PPA instructor Ron Nichols! Join Ron to learn more about computer processors and memory, storage and hard drives, network and video cards, I/O ports, monitors and software, and more!
  • Computer Basics: Pixel, Color Space and Resolution

    Instructors: Ron Nichols
    Video: Get a little technical as PPA Instructor and color guru, Ron Nichols, walks you through some fundamentals of managing and mastering color on your computer. Ron gives you an understanding of resolution, pixels and color space that will change how you handle your images.
  • Computer Basics: Understanding Monitors

    Instructors: Ron Nichols
    Video: You don’t have to work for Hewlett Packard or Dell to know that good computer equipment is essential to your career. But when it comes to monitors, the window through which you view all your work, how do you know what’s best? In this course, PPA instructor, Ron Nichols, demystifies monitors, helping you understand what you need and why.
  • Data Backup and File Organization

    Instructors: Ron Nichols
    Video: Photographers are typically creative, passionate, and artistic—they’re not IT geeks! However, if you don’t know how to manage and organize your data, all your hard work and effort goes down the drain. In this course, PPA Instructor Ron Nichols teaches you a detailed, organized way to ensure your data goes and stays where you need it.
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