Lance Nicoll

Photographer / IFF Founder

Lance Nicoll is a wedding photographer and InFullFrame founder with a background in fine-art and editorial photography. Lance also holds a graduate degree in graphic design with a branding focus and has done brand consulting for the apparel, fashion, and wedding industries. As an educator, Lance has had the opportunity teach college courses for over a decade and holds corporate education camps and wedding industry speaking engagements.

IFF Podcast Episode 6: Alison & Bryan

In this episode of the InFullFrame Podcast we speak with Alison and Bryan of Alison Bryan Destinations. This episode peels back the curtain on their entire process and delves into what they love most about event production. This is an incredible resource for planners and designers. We start with the couple’s background and how they initially started in planning and then get into how they have successfully targeted their ideal client and how that client places their full trust, emotionally and financially, in their hands.

Embrace The Nerves: How Erich McVey Prepares for Each Wedding Day

InFullFrame recently sat down with leading wedding photographer Erich McVey to discuss his approach to each wedding day. McVey’s aspirational and emotive imagery sets a standard for many wedding photographers in our industry. Being a destination wedding photographer means the Oregon-based photographer travels for every one of his events. Travel comes with many uncontrollable variables, so McVey chooses to focus on those things he can control.

Use Your DSLR as a Webcam with Software from Nikon, Canon, and Fuji

Using your DSLR or mirrorless camera as a webcam is one of the best ways of upping your Zoom game. Of course, having a way to record quality video from your desktop or laptop isn't just reserved for Zoom, but over the past six months, as the world has treated online meetings like a second home, the race to stand out has left the major camera manufactures looking to offer software to help.

Don’t Cancel Your Canon R5 Pre-Order Yet: A Hands-On Review

Preview models as well as the first round of pre-orders for the Canon R5 have shipped, and reviews are coming in droves. The rumors of possible overheating for the R5 proved true, but, as some have pointed out, it seems this camera is a victim of its own marketing. Many are canceling their Canon R5 pre-orders and swaying towards the Sony a7S III. The R5 is not a videographer's camera. The R5 is a photography camera that just so happens to also do incredible video. So for all of the photographers out there who have been waiting to get there hands on the new Canon mirrorless camera, watch this incredibly detailed review by Gordon Laing before canceling anything.

Sony a7S III Announced: 4K 60p, 16-bit External Raw, Ultra-Low Noise, and More

Filmmakers can rejoice: the a7S III is here. Five years in the making, this monster of a camera seems to have been worth the wait. While some may have been hoping for 8K video, it is clear the new a7S model still exceeds expectations with its 4K 10-bit video at 120 fps. We also have bitrates of up to 600 mbps (for those counting, that is six times the previous capability). The new model also provides vast improvements in low-light shooting and autofocus. The a7S III can also record 16-bit raw when connected to an external recorder through its full-size HDMI port.

IFF Podcast Episode 5: Eliana B & Lulu Alexander

In this episode we hear from Eliana B and Lulu Alexander, both amazing wedding and event planners who are good friends and have worked together on many projects over the past years. After meeting as attendees of a workshop in Paris, the two have become great friends. Eliana has been a speaker at everyone of Lulu’s Inspire Design workshops. Now Lulu is working together with Eliana to expand the digital side of The B Collective.

Photographers Converting to Canon as R5 and R6 Pre-orders Begin

Matt Johnson is a filmmaker who also runs an incredibly popular YouTube channel of nearly 240,000 followers. Just a few days ago, Canon released the official specs on the anticipated R5 and R6 models, and now the early "hands-off" reviews have started coming in. According to Johnson, the R5 is a camera so good that he didn't see Canon ever making it. He even goes so far as to say he will convert to Canon. In a separate video, Johnson also takes us through the specs for the R6.

7 Waterproof Film Cameras Under $1,000

Recently, OnFilmOnly.com released a list of their top seven film cameras for underwater shooting. The price range comes in from $10 to around $1,000. Underwater photography didn't start with the advent of digital cameras, and, previously, film shooters had the options of either underwater housings (similar to many of the ones we see now for digital) or cameras specifically designed to handle underwater conditions. I think we are all familiar with the Kodak Water & Sport, even if the name isn't familiar the blue outer skeleton will be. These cameras are still in production and, in fact, are probably available at your favorite beach-side convenience store. The photo above was taken with one from our last family vacation and processed by Indie Film Lab.

Harper’s Bazaar Releases Updated ‘Best Planners’ List

Over the past few weeks, many of the industry’s top wedding blogs announced promises to focus on diversity and inclusion on their platforms. Sources like Brides, Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, and Harper’s Bazaar have committed to showing more diversity when it comes to the weddings they accept for publication and have also committed to having much more diverse “Best of” lists. Harper’s Bazaar will now release three lists each year that name the best planners, designers, and photographers and videographers in the world; and instead of releasing a new list altogether, Harper’s released an update of their recently published 2020 Best Planners in the World.

New Lenses and Teleconverters from Sigma

A ton of new and exciting news from Sigma this week and all geared towards the mirrorless shooter. As the world of digital photography looks more and more towards the incredible mirrorless camera world with the likes of the Fuji x-seires, Sony a7, Canon EOS R, and Nikon Z6 Sigma does the same. Sigma has become one of the most trusted third party lends manufactures with their Art series propelling them into the mainstream and so it makes sense that they are following the photography world and now offering even more option for mirrorless mounts.

IFF Podcast Episode 3: Andrew Roby

In Episode 3 of the InFullFrame Podcast, I sit down with wedding and event planner Andrew Roby. Based in Washington, D.C., Roby is an incredibly talented designer and planner who has also stepped up to be a leader in our wedding industry. His strong voice over the past few weeks about the conversation of diversity and inclusion has amplified presenting our industry and society with the opportunity of progress.

Wedding Photography with the DJI Mavic Air

The DJI Mavic Air 2 began shipping last month, and the reviews are coming in. Smaller and cheaper than its "Pro" partner, the Mavic Air 2 offers incredible obstacle avoidance. For those looking to be a little more mobile possibly brining their Mavic along to destination weddings, the Air 2 can be a great choice over the Pro. Now with the second edition of the DJI Mavic Air, we are getting the ability to capture 48MP raw photos, 4K60 H.265 video, and the more powerful OccuSync 2.0. Here is a review of DJI's current Mavic lineup.