When you need a photographer and storyteller to venture outside, go somewhere, guide you there, and inspire you, reach out to me.
I am available for client work, commission, and help planning your next trip! Send me a message to get started.
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My photography tends to fall into three categories, sometimes all at once!
1. Humans doing cool things and living interesting lives
2. Travel, including architecture and daily life around the world
3. Nature, with landscapes and close-up details
Nicholas J. Carroll tells stories in photos, films, and interactive. He is a shooter, director, and editor with a special interest in collaborative storytelling and a passion for the stories hidden in our natural world.
Nick has years of experience behind the camera and on the trail. His technical abilities are informed by experience working on independent film, video, and theater projects, as well as high-profile corporate events.
An avid outdoor and urban explorer, Nick offers photo and video support for expeditions and travel around the world, commissioned works, prints, stock photos, and whatever work feels urgent.
"I have long been a passionate believer in the power of the outdoors as a transformational and centering force in our lives. I spent more than ten summers at sleepaway camp, including a few in leadership training, before taking the Outdoor Educator Semester with NOLS in Wyoming and Utah, then working in outdoor gear stores. As I grew a little older and found myself on my own trips, I realized that I wanted to tell stories about the adventures waiting out there, so I could inspire others and have a positive impact on the world. I want to ensure that everyone, regardless of their situation, can access and be awed by nature."
Nick is based in Austin, Texas, but can travel for work.
He is a Wilderness First Responder, which is pre-hospital medical training in the context of delayed access to definitive care.
Nick is a Member of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and certified Master Educator in Leave No Trace principles.
More about Nick
Inspired to make immersive storytelling more accessible, he and his team created Kapsul, a hyper-local video storytelling platform that introduces users to the people and events that make a place special.
Nick previously produced events and managed a 300-seat event production space as a FIRST employee at the Google Chicago office. He built relationships with internal and external stakeholders to understand their requirements, generated estimates, tracked metrics, and delivered events at the highest standard of quality.