Nicole Rose’s photography continuing to shine
Jesse Bonello - Staff Writer
Hudson photographer Nicole Rose has seen her work displayed by a Facebook photography magazine in the past, and the magazine has featured her work once again. Nicole Rose was selected by Inspire - Digital or Not Fine Art Photography Magazine as a top-ten author for children’s photography on Jan. 28.
Inspire - Digital or Not Fine Art Photography Magazine is a Facebook-only publication that features fine art images submitted by photographers from around the globe. Images are judged and top-tens are awarded weekly. The publication’s Facebook page boasts over 119,000 follows, and their private Facebook group has over 50,000 members.
“I used to look at photographs and think about how people would create these things, and I worked so hard at it, learned, studied, and obsessed. To see my stuff getting selected that way, it’s almost surreal,” said Rose.
“What a great way to start the New Year! My image “Boy in a Yellow Hat” was featured in Inspire! You can view the image by scrolling down to this week’s Children’s Top Ten Images for this week. I am deeply honoured to be featured alongside so much incredible talent!” Rose shared on her By the Moment Photography
Rose said she started using a digital camera over ten years ago. Taking photos of her own family has since evolved into a successful photography side business for Rose.
“I think it was 2007 when I got a digital camera. I never had a digital camera before. They weren’t new on the market, but they were new to me. My kids were at the age where I wanted to be taking photos of them and documenting their growth, so I got a camera then and I was hooked on it immediately. I took pictures of everything, and I drove everybody crazy because I was taking pictures of everything I could take a picture of… After my niece’s wedding, people started approaching me to take their photographs and photograph their weddings. I did that for a little bit, and then I got burnt out because weddings are really a lot of work. I took a step back for a couple of years, and I almost didn’t even pick up my camera for maybe two years. One day I thought that I was going to pick this back up again and I’m going to do it. That was probably 2014 when I picked it up again,” she explained.
“I have a full-time job and I run my photography business on the side, and my family and I just opened a little convenience store in Hudson… Sometimes it feels like I’m always working, but the photography part doesn’t feel like work to me… It just doesn’t feel like work. It’s what I have that gets me through everything else. I love it,” she said.
Rose’s photography business, By the Moment Photography, has over 1,300 likes and follows on Facebook, with an average review of 4.9 out of 5 after over 40 reviews. She specializes in maternity, newborn, children, and family portraits, including pets. She said her page, @ByTheMomentPhotography, is the best way to reach her.
“When it comes to children and babies, I absolutely 100 per cent can translate that into photographs very easily for me. It comes very naturally,” she said.
“Facebook is the best way to reach me through my By the Moment Photography page. Inboxing me there is how people can set up appointments,” she concluded.