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Education & Teaching Experience

Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA 9/04 to 12/08

  • Focused study in directing & cinematography of Motion Pictures & Television

School of Creative and performing arts, NY, NY

  • Photography Program Coordinator & Digital Photography Teacher, Summer ’13 & Summer ‘14

  • Digital Photography Teacher Summer ’11 – Summer ‘14

  • Resident Advisor & Teaching Assistant Summer ’07 – Summer ’10

·       Coordinated staff and student schedules and activities for a cumulative 300 students per year

·       Managed a team of 12 teaching assistants

·       Managed inventory and equipment rental

·       Wrote and presented my own lectures on digital technique (in camera and post), ethics and activism, photo history, and critique

·       Worked with a wide range of software

·       Taught advanced Photoshop & Lightroom

·       Coordinated with guest speakers, museums and galleries for special tours and lectures.

·       Scheduled rooms for lectures

·       Bolstered admissions by giving tours of the program to perspective students


Nicolette de Leon Ernst

I'm a Brooklyn based photographer specializing in headshots & portraits. I like to go the extra mile to make my clients feel at ease. I believe portraits should be fun, personal, and affordable.


Headshots starting at $400. Basic package includes 3 fully retouched images as well as digital copies of all images from the session.

Live portraits for performers starting at $100

Retouching starting at $35/hr. I’m happy to provide examples of my retouching on request.

Please inquire for wedding or real estate photography rates.

NdE Photography is located in Brooklyn, New York.

Use the form below to inquire about my rates or to ask any other questions you may have regarding setting up a shoot with me.

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