SONGBIRD STUDIOS and NIALL DAVID PHOTOGRAPHY in SAN FRANCISCO, CA TO HOST GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 30th, 2014

Songbird Studios Niall David Photography Grand Opening Invitation

 

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January 20, 2014

SONGBIRD STUDIOS and NIALL DAVID PHOTOGRAPHY in SAN FRANCISCO, CA TO HOST GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 30th, 2014

Songbird Studios & Niall David Photography invite the San Francisco community to celebrate the grand opening of their brand new state of the art music and photography studio at 1463 Pine Street on Thursday, January 30th 2014 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Songbird Studios is a vocal coaching studio offering one on one singing lessons, a variety of group classes, camps and workshops to students of all ages and abilities. Niall David Photography creates unique photojournalistic lifestyle imagery for unique individuals, families and businesses.

Nob Hill is very special to co-owners, Whitney Nichole and Niall David, as they have both lived in the area since 2009. “We are incredibly excited to bring our new studio collaboration to the lively and exciting neighborhood of Nob Hill, San Francisco” says co-owner, Niall David. Not only do they run Songbird Studios together, but Whitney and Niall are recently engaged and look forward to their wedding in the Fall of 2014. Whitney shares, “The Songbird Studios community is truly a family, and we cannot wait to open our brand new 800 square foot custom-built studio. We welcome anyone who shares our passion for singing, music and art to come see what all the buzz is about!”

Singer/Songwriter Whitney Nichole will perform live music, Niall David Photography will exhibit samples of his portrait and family photography artwork, and there will be light snacks, drinks, prizes and giveaways. New Songbird Studios Members joining during the grand opening will receive special discounts and membership offers!

The facility boasts a warm and inviting waiting room and group event area displaying Niall David’s artwork, set up with complimentary guest wireless internet and a hot tea and water station. The studio also features three state of the art music studios for one-on-one voice lessons. Each room is equipped with a sound system, wireless microphones, aux input for iPod/iPhone/iPad and an 88 key fully weighted digital piano.

Singers can meet with their expert teaching staff for individualized vocal coaching, songwriting and performance guidance, as well as join in our many group events including Singer/Songwriter Summer Camps, Performance Showcases, Open Mics and a variety of Group Classes.

You can find Songbird Studios & Niall David Photography on Facebook and Twitter at: facebook.com/songbirdsf – twitter.com/songbirdsf facebook.com/nialldavidphotography – twitter.com/nialldavid

For more information please visit songbirdsf.com & nialldavid.com

Songbird Studios Niall David Photography Grand Opening

Happy Holiday Tunes | Whitney Nichole Holiday Singles Portrait Photoshoot | San Francisco Music Photography

Whitney Nichole Announces The Release Of Two Holiday Singles, and Niall David Photography & Design by Bianca were there to help make the imagery shine. Read the Press Release from Red Boot Publicity:

San Francisco singer/songwriter Whitney Nichole has announced the release of two holiday singles that are both naughty and nice. First is her original arrangement of “Silent Night,” brought to life with the simple yet incredibly smooth piano stylings of producer Adam Rossi, combined with Whitney’s warm and soaring vocals. The second single, “Pass Me a Drink (It’s Christmas),” is a quirky and sarcastic jazz throwback, and Whitney’s nod to the sounds of the Andrews Sisters with a modern lyrical twist. “I wrote this song to go out to everyone whose holidays can sometimes be less than jolly,” says Whitney. “Cheers!” Both songs are now available on iTunes, CD Baby and Bandcamp.

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Listen to “Silent Night” on YouTube below:

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Music Blog ‘The Noise Beneath the Apple’ gave her holiday songs an INCREDIBLE review! Here’s a little of what they had to say,

“Think Amy Sedaris’ sardonic wit, Eva Cassidy’s flawless voice and Ingrid Michaelson’s pop charm; and you might conjure up a sound byte of what San Francisco Songstress, Whitney Nichole can deliver…”

Read the full review online here. 

 

Whitney Nichole - Pass Me a Drink It's Christmas

 

Listen to “Pass Me a Drink It’s Christmas” on YouTube below:

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Whitney’s holiday songs have been officially released on iTunes – if you haven’t yet, head on over to check out “Silent Night” and “Pass Me aDrink (It’s Christmas)” and if you’re feeling cheerful, throw it on your holiday playlist and share with Family & Friends 🙂

 

Profile: Golden Gate Music Together | Laurel Heights – San Francisco | Photography Displays for Businesses!

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I recently had the wonderful opportunity to contribute a piece of artwork to the amazing people at Golden Gate Music Together. Located in the bustling Laurel Heights neighborhood, GGMT is one of the premier Music Together groups here in San Francisco. If you are a parent of a child from newborn to 5 years old, this is one of the most amazing experiences you and your child can have together.

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Your child is exposed, educated and participates in the wonders of music at early formative stages of life and you receive the joy of attending these classes and growing their musicality together with them. Music Together surely is “the most loved early childhood music program!”

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As part of our work together, owner Kelly Wiley and I discussed producing a custom piece of artwork for their newly renovated studio space. We started with photographs I captured from three of their classes, which I had a really fun time making along with all of the great families!

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In seeking a unique and stunning way to display the magic of Music Together and the photographs of these wonderful families, I decided to create a large CollageWall disply they could prominently hang in their space. The piece measures 2’x3′ and is created from 8 individual metal prints. It’s visible from the street window and functions as a fantastic way to showcase both the wonders of Golden Gate Music Together and some of the style of my child & family photography.
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If you haven’t already experienced a GGMT class, be sure to check the calendar and drop by for a demo and register for a class!. I’m sure you’ll love the experience and be a client of their’s for your entire child’s childhood.

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If your business or someone you know’s business could benefit from a display like this, please reach out to me via email (info {at} nialldavid.com) and we can discuss if this type of collaboration would be a good fit for us!

 

Dirty Cello | Band Portraits | San Francisco Music Photography

Check out Dirty Cello… a jazz, funk, blues and modern music driven band based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. I guarantee you’ve never heard anything like them, ever before. Not only do these guys gig their butts off when you see them live, but they are out there multiple times a week sharing their original brand of music with the world.

The group is lead by cellist Rebecca Roudman, who has shared the stage with countless acts, symphonies, and artists from across the globe. Jason Eckl joins her on guitar and they often bring in a host of talented Bay Area musicians to back them on bass, drums, brass, woodwinds, and vocals.

From their website: “Dirty Cello presents unique and dynamic music that mixes virtuosic classical playing with the soul of blues, the fire of gypsy music and the beauty of modern folk music. Think B.B. King meets Mark O’Connor meets Yo-Yo Ma.”

Couldn’t have said it better myself. These guys rock!

Our shoot was a nice mix of standard images for the discerning fan, and a little gettin’ gritty for the rock the house fan. All in all it was a blast to setup the seamless and rock out at the shoot!

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See the full gallery here.

Akosua | Artist Portraits | San Francisco Bay Area Music Photography

 

Last August I had to pleasure to photograph Akosua for images for her upcoming EP. The CD has gone into production and is soon to be released, and so are some of the photos from the shoot!

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It was a pleasure photographing this talented artist in such a beautiful setting as Joaquin Mill Park in Oakland, CA. I never even knew this place was there until Akosua suggested it for a location for our shoot, and it’s definitely a place I would return to either for an afternoon of photographing or simply just relaxing in the trees or by the fountain. Best of luck in the release of the EP Akosua!

See the full gallery here.

Instagram :: February 2012

One of my little personal projects continues: my obsession with Instagram. And here is the monthly update to recap February 2012.

Emmy Awards, meowers, parking tickets, vintage things, herbal teas, flowers, music and stormy weather all caught my attention this past month…

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January has 18 images.

You can find me on Instagram as nialldavid.

A few great ways to keep up on Instagram images is joining Instagram, posting your images and following your favorite photographers! There’s also WebstagramFollowgram, and the Instadesk application for Mac OS X.

See the full gallery from February here.

The 12th Annual Edwardian World’s Faire | Edwardian Ball – Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA

What a treat and what an honor it was to photograph the 12th Annual Edwardian World’s Faire through SF Station! The Edwardian World’s Faire is part of the Edwardian Ball, an event that will take you back to the turn of the century (the previous century!), and have you schmoozing and galavanting with the most well-dressed crowd you’ll ever see.   Everyone in attendance were too nice for words, and I’ll just have to let the pictures tell the story of the times we had… See you next year!

 

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See the full gallery here.

See the gallery on SF Station here.

Instagram :: August 2011

Stories of peat monsters, construction, travel and music, August was a slow month for me on Instagram. My photography business has been picking up and I’m working with a real camera way more than I’m using the one in my iPhone for leisurely snapping. Kinda bummed about the lack of an IG gallery this month, but happy that the reason those little square crop images are missing from my life recently is an exciting one. It’s been years in the making, and something that I’m very proud of.

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August has 12 images.

You can find me on Instagram as nialldavid.

A great way to keep up on Instagram images is Webstagram.

See the full gallery from August here.

Bay Area Girls Rock Camp Band Photos | Summer 2011

Last month I took on a very exciting and rewarding personal project – photographing the 16 bands of the Bay Area Girls Rock Camp… in 8 hours.

A very musical friend of mine, Jamie Freedman, mentioned that the organizers of the BAGRC were looking for a photographer to capture portraits of the bands during their last week of camp, and I naturally jumped at the chance to work with these young talented musicians. It was a exciting and incredibly fun task of setting up 16 30-minute photo sessions over two days, and keeping the schedule on track. In the end, the 80 campers, dozens of organizers and I all had a lot of fun making these photographs come to life. Special thanks to Executive Director, Carey Faye-Horowitz, for inviting me to photograph the bands, and for graciously helping me out with scheduling and organizational logistics.

Click the link after these images to view the rest of the post, and for links to the entire gallery of portraits, candids and other memorable moments:

Broken Record

 

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Sheered Sheep

 

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The Argument

 

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The Nom Noms

 

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His Name is Tina

 

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The Chestnut Monkeys

 

You can find out more about the Bay Area Girls Rock Camp here: http://www.bayareagirlsrockcamp.org/

See the full gallery of portraits here.

Check out some of the candids and other memorable moments here.

More band photos after the jump (click here)

Instagram :: July 2011

Another stellar month with Instagram and my iPhone 4. Lots of travel all up and down the West coast had me swimming with excitement of new places and far away lands of the Western United States. I can say this for sure, if you ever get the chance to drive US Route 1 north of San Francisco to it’s end where it meets the 101, and then up into Oregon, do it!

You can catch up on part of our journey on my previous post here, and I’ve got a host of personal project images made on the July road trips coming your way in August. Stay tuned for more images from landscapes and cityscapes of California the Pacific Northwest.

A sampling of the Instagram gallery from July:

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July has 47 images.

You can find me on Instagram as nialldavid.

A great way to keep up on Instagram images is Webstagram.

See the full gallery from July here.