What’s your 4th of July Plans?

July 3, 2008 Other

Well, I’m off to Colorado for a week.  I’ll be back soon with newer, fun photos.  Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend!  I leave you with this question!

What’s your favorite Jelly Bean?

Jelly Bean Favorite?

Ranch Wedding in Northern California: Eric + Julia

June 24, 2008 Other

As my girlfriend and I headed up to Northern California to her best friends wedding, I tried to imagine what a wedding would look like in the countryside in a barn.  This was the setting for this weekend’s wedding near Davis, California in a little town called Capay.  The location, Taber Ranch, with their large landscaped garden walkway, amazing hillside views, and comfortable refurbished barn, perfect for any occasion.

As the day started, I took photos of the morning hair appointment, makeup application, and then pre-limo rides to the ranch.  Julia was excited to get married and everyone was in a great mood and ready for a good time.  Here are the photos from the days events including the cake, the makeup, the hair, and the great scenic location.  Everyone had a great time and the day couldn’t have been better.  We line danced, ate delicious BBQ, and drank our way into the night, as my first ranch wedding came to an close.  The last shot of the slideshow is my favorite, summing up a beautiful day.


Congratulations to Eric and Julia!!


Heart Shaped Cookie Cutters

Slideshow Link

All photos copyright ©  2008 Nathan Nowack Photography

Photo Essay: Heels on Wheels

May 22, 2008 Other

Currently I’m enrolled in a photojournalism class and am enjoying it greatly. The assignments keep me shooting and I’m learning a lot. Recently, I’ve been working on a photo story about Roller Derby in LA and the editor of the Santa Monica College paper, The Corsair, decided to publish it! It went out today with 3000 copies around campus. Enjoy!

If you want to see it larger, click on it.

Heels on Wheels
Corsair Online Website:

Online version

Exposure NYC Photo Contest, VOTES NEEDED

May 13, 2008 Other

As I continue to move forward in the career of photography, I expand my portfolio but seem to fall back to my best photos from the past 2 years. Lately I’ve won a Wired.com contest, 3 entries into the SMC Annual Student show, and continue to sell prints online.

NOW, with a possible gallery showing in New York City, I appreciate any help and any email advertising I can get for my portfolio online for an upcoming contest called “Exposure.” It not only gives out prizes for best portfolio voted by people online, but they will also be judged by some distinguished professional giving prizes to the best portfolio and best student portfolio. Prints may be chosen to hang in a gallery opening in New York City. This is just round 1, so everyone cross their fingers.

This would be a dream come true, so again I appreciate any votes I can get from everyone online, it should only take 5 seconds to click on the link below!!

Thank you to everyone for your support!!

Also, found out an interesting bit of fact, you can vote as many times as possible, but only Once per 24 hours.  SO please visit often and vote as many times as you can remember.  Not really how I would have set it up, but so be it.


SMC 29th Annual Photo Show

April 29, 2008 Other

SMC Photo Show

Alas! I have recently submitted 5 photos into the Santa Monica College 29th Annual Student Photo show and the student maximum of 3 pieces were selected to appear in the show. This photo show will be seen at 2 different locations from May 3rd to May 31st. Approximately 1000 photos were entered and only around 220 were accepted.  At the end of the month, a jurors grand prize will be awarded to one photo that catches the eye of the College Board of Trustees and will be purchased and hung on campus.

The artist reception will be this Saturday, May 3rd from 6PM to 8PM starting at Santa Monica College on Pico as well as at the La Foto Gallery further down on the corner of Pico and Lincoln. Please let me know if anyone would like to attend or you can download the flyer above for gallery hours and the address.  There is a free shuttle that goes between each gallery for your convenience.   There will also be food and beverages at the reception this Saturday.

Thanks again to everyone for their support and I hope you get chance to see some of the amazing work by the students of the Santa Monica College Photo department.