Nicole Simila

Digital Photography

Self-employed Business Owner and Photographer at EvelynJo Photography
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh — Online Division

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[My education] helped me to learn ways to use my camera that I had never thought of, or couldn't seem to team myself. Nicole Simila , Self-employed Business Owner and Photographer at EvelynJo Photography
Associate of Science in Digital Photography , 2016 , The Art Institute of Pittsburgh — Online Division

Self-employed Business Owner and Photographer at EvelynJo Photography

Nicole Simila is a self-employed business owner and photographer at EvelynJo Photography. She runs her business on nights and weekends, after she completes her full time job. This determination, and her passion for photography, keeps her motivated. “There are going to be times where you feel like you may have failed but keep your head high and you will succeed.”

She discusses a time when she was shooting weddings—only to realize that it wasn’t what she wanted to be doing. “The stress and worrying that came a long with it wasn't worth the time and effort. I figured out through [my education] that I wanted to mainly focus on working with children.” Today, she says that her studio work with children provides smiles and creates joy for the children’s parents, friends, and family.

Nicole adds that since she’s completed her education, her photography workload has increased. She attributes this to the confidence she’s gained as a photographer.

“My hard work and determination throughout school helped me to succeed and learn so much more than I had known before.” She says that she always has room to grow and seeks out tips and tricks to add to her repertoire.

Nicole, who in 2016 earned an Associate of Science in Photography from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh—Online Division, says that her education helped her to learn about studio lighting and camera operations. “It helped me to learn ways to use my camera that I had never thought of, or couldn't seem to teach myself.”

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