RawOptix Photography




I've been shooting for over 8 years now as a hobby. I got started back in high school by learning Photoshop first, through a graphics design class. I followed that up with a darkroom photography class, but it wasn't till I started taking photos on vacations that I wanted more images to post-process. I went through the phase of shooting anything and everything (which I still do but in a more focused manor). I really liked getting out into nature for landscapes and macro shots. Being out and about all the time shooting is probably want got me hooked on, on-location shooting vs studio work which feels cold in contrast.
The last two years I've really enjoyed working with models, both male and female, in studio and out on location. 

Overall I want my work to convey moods and inspire others. I really enjoy looking at photos and trying to figure out the story behind everything and I hope viewers see my work in that way.

I love discussing shoot ideas over coffee, YUM!

I do all my own photo processing via Adobe Photoshop CS6 + a few addon softwares.

Come one, come all. Bring forth your creativity and passion and we'll burn this *@!#^ to the ground!

So by now you've seen my work and know a little about me and hope you are inspired.



There are several great things that I could say about shooting with Erik! The first awesome thing that I would want to point out was the location; it could not have been a better place for the type of shoot that we were doing. Erik was extremely professional throughout the entire process of getting a shoot set up to getting me the pictures. It was a fun shoot as well! Erik didn’t just order me around where he wanted me to stand or how he wanted me to look; he worked with my flow and used my input as a model as well. We were able to get some really amazing shots; I felt like I could really connect with him as a photographer and because of that, we got some really spectacular photos.
— Model: Linsey Boone
I’ve had the opportunity to meet and shoot with Erik Nomm who is an outstanding photographer. We worked together on a project where he had informed me he was new to this whole photography world but as time passed at the shoot he was far from a “newbie”. What I liked most about his style of shooting was his creative mind! Also the fact he didn’t mind taking constructive criticism and actually meant it. Extremely professional and doesn’t mind shooting males which is extremely hard to find these days!!! Hands down I recommend anyone trying to establish a portfolio or even if you just want some amazing images reach out to him. I’m looking forward working with him again in the near future.
— Model: Francisco
I have worked with Erik Nomm quite a few times not too long ago and every time it was a pleasure to shoot with him! I know him for shooting a variety of things! He is very fun and easy going and a very creative photographer! He does a wonderful job with working with what he has at hand and the outcome of photos is beautiful! Erik is great at what he does and I would love to work with him again in the near future!
— Model: Rachel Burnell
My fiance and I worked with Erik for our engagement photos. He was very professional and polite. We thought we were going to be nervous, but we were actually very relaxed! The photos turned out absolutely AMAZING! We couldn’t be happier with them and we’ve have a lot of compliments, too. I would definitely recommend working with, Erik!
— Tim & Sarah Chuon


- Portraits/Headshots
- Glamour/Fashion
- Commercial
- Product
- Lifestyle
- Tattoo
- Engagement
- Events
- Automotive/Motorcycle
- Landscape


- FujiFilm GFX 50s + 63mm 2.8
- Sony A7r FF mirrorless
- Carl Zeiss 24-70mm 2.8
- Carl Zeiss Sonnar FE 55mm 1.8
- Canon FD 85mm 1.2
- Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM II
- Tokina 11-16mm 2.8
- Sony LA-EA4 lens mount adapter

- Elinchrom Ranger RX speed AS w/
- S-Flashhead
- A-Flashhead
- Rotalux Softbox Deep Octa 39"


Talk To ME

I am here for any of your photographic needs. If you like my style and would like some shots taken please do not hesitate to contact me.                                    

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