About CJ

Known for her soulful and emotive portraiture, Cheryl Jacobs Nicolai is a dedicated film shooter and proponent of photography as an art form.  Her work and workshops have been featured by the Analog Photography User Group (apug.org), Kodak’s ProPass Magazine, and Black and White Photography Magazine (London).  Her writings on photography and art have been featured on innumerable blogs and sites, including www.aphotoeditor.com and www.theonlinephotographer.com.  Her essay What Every Aspiring Photographer Should Know has been translated into ten languages.
Cheryl’s workshops have been widely praised since her first one, which took place near London, UK in 2005.  Since then she has taught hundreds of photographers of all levels across the US, Canada, and the UK.  She has critiqued photographers worldwide through the magic of the Internet.  Her students and alumni include many of the top portrait photographers working today.
Black & White Photography (UK), December 2004
Kodak ProPass Magazine, 2005
Equine Chronicle, 2005-2009
M.I.L.K.: Friends, Families, Lovers, & Laughter, Fall 2009
Dear Dad, 2010
Colorado Homes and Lifestyles Magazine, 2010
Humanity: A Celebration of Friendship, Family, Love & Laughter, 2011
Photographer’s Gallery, Denver, Colorado 2004
Photographer’s Gallery, Denver, Colorado 2005
Elevator Gallery, Toronto, Canada 2007
Flash Gallery, Denver, Colorado 2007
Core Gallery, Denver, Colorado 2008
Fraction Magazine Group Show, 2009
Sketch, Denver, Colorado, 2010

CJ and her first photo assistant

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