Author Archives: Phil Nelson

All Out for Autism 2012

Another great event this year – photographs are posted here. Check them out, and if you are interested in buying a print, that’s great, because all proceeds benefit SPED*NET Special Education Network of New Canaan, Ltd. and the programs and events for children with disabilities at the New Canaan YMCA.

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Finally! A TTL Radio Flash System for Canon That Actually Works!

Review: Phottix Odin TTL Flash Trigger for Canon   A couple of months ago I read an article on the Phottix Odin TTL Flash Trigger system for Canon. The article was followed by some very glowing personal reviews from photographers already using this system. But before I start talking about the Odins, I need to [...]

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Should I Work for Free?

I couldn’t help sharing this flow diagram from Jessica Hische. If you have ever been confronted by anyone who would like some photographs for free, and what photographer hasn’t, then you will appreciate this. Even if you are not a photographer, you will find this amusing.

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All Out for Autism

This was a fantastic event hosted by New Balance and many New Canaan store owners, venders and individuals in support of autism. I was honored to be asked to photograph the two races and all the goings on and have uploaded a gallery of the images to my blog. Anyone interested in purchasing a print [...]

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Color Perfectionists Unite! Photo Contest by X-Rite

     For all you photographers out there, check out X-Rite’s Photo Contest Series, Color Perfectionists Unite! This is a great opportunity to show off your work and win some great X-Rite prizes! The contest has monthly themes that last until the end of 2011.

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Sooner or Later You Are Going to Lose Your Photographs

Mastering Image Organization with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Well, maybe. If you are taking a lot of photographs, and you don’t have a logical way to store them and back them up–if your desktop is a mess of folders and documents, you are heading for disaster. If you are a photographer, and you have been having [...]

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Overexpose All Your Photographs for Better Results! What?

With all of the advances in digital image capture, it’s hard to understand why metering technology hasn’t kept pace. Check out this post from Michael Reichmann @ Luminous Landscape on some interesting facts on how to make a great digital exposure – and help encourage the camera manufacturers to get with the program.

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Kiss Auto-Focus Goodbye!

By now you have probably read something about Lytro and their new Light Field camera technology (mentioned in the previous post). If not, here are some tech highlights pulled from Lytro’s web site: “The way we communicate visually is evolving rapidly, and people’s expectations are changing in lockstep. Light field cameras offer astonishing capabilities. They [...]

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Even My Dog Will Be Able to Shoot Like Henri Cartier-Bresson

Convergence, Lytro and Thoughts About New Technology and Capturing the “Decisive Moment”   If my dog could hold a camera and press the shutter-release, she would still have a hard time shooting as well as Henri, but when you take a close look at some of the photography innovations headed our way, you have to [...]

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The Value of Experience – Defending Pro Shooters

There are few fields where the perceived value of experience is so low. I’m talking about photography. There has been an explosion of interest in photography brought on by the boom in digital technology, and too many new DSLR owners think that they can instantly get professional results. Anyone can take a picture, but great [...]

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