Tuesday, September 30, 2008

It's freaking hot out today,

Yesterday I had my first paid shoot in Los Angeles! Her name is Madeline and she's from Austria. Oh and there's something to be said for the power of e-mailing complete strangers. Last week I remembered that one of my favorite photographers, Chris Anthony, lives here in LA. I e-mailed him and he wrote back inviting me to check out his studio this week! I'm excited like a 16 year old girl. I'm such a huge fan of his work!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Photomatix Pro

So i just got Photomatix Pro 3 today. its really cool and easy to use. i only really had one image in my library that could work for a first test, and this is what i got. I had a little trouble with the hot spots where the reflection was but its only a test. If your into HDR I wold recommended this program.

HDR Near Lava Lake

I shot this HDR on the hike up to Lava Lake, let me know what you think...

The Sun newspaper

I was just contacted by Greg Lemon, editor of the Sun, and he mentioned a monthly photo contest they're going to run for those of you that are interesed (text below). Also they're talking about adding a photo intern starting in the spring so you may want to track him down to look into that opportunity. --------------------------- We’d also like to announce that this month we’ll be starting a “Photo of the Month” contest. We will take submissions for September photos through the end of the month. The winning photo will be published in the second issue of October. For subject matter, anything is possible. We know there are many talented photographers in southwest Montana, so we expect lots of submissions. You can either mail your photos to our office or email them to our editor, Greg Lemon, at lemon@thebigskysun.com.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Any Lightroom users?

Does anyone use Lightroom or know any professionals that use Lightroom?

For photographers, such as photojournalists and documentary photographers who need to organize and sort hundreds of images, Lightroom could be the next great thing. Not to mention the fact that photojournalists should not be manipulating their images beyond what can be done in RAW adjustments.

Greetings from Roseland

"overgrowth blocking view to meadow, 

C-41 Film Processing

Randal would  like me to inform you all that he will be processing c-41 (colour negative film) in-place of Terry. I believe he will be able to process any size film, but preferably 120, 4x5, and 8x10. He has reasonable prices and is probably willing to make deals and trades!
So for you colour film needs contact Randal at 406-570-6341

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


I'll be in Bozeman October 27th through the 29th! I'm flying back to do a couple shoots for my friends in Missoula, and making a week out of it. So I'll see you in a month kids!

to the other side of the sea and beyond

So Kat, Hunter and me decided to go to Croatia for the weekend. we left on a thursday night at 9 and after ten and a half hours of ferry across the Mediterianian Sea we arrived in the town of Split. After a cup of coffee we jumped on a 7 hour bus ride to Sarajevo. when we arrived a lady asked us if we need a place to stay and it was the best place ever and for only 10 euros a night. We stayed for the next two days and made the reverse journey back to the Italy. For a total of 40 hours of travel and 48 hours in Sarajevo, it was one of the best times ever. I recommend it to anyone

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Do WANT! Have you seen this yet? Oh Leica, you dream you.

Monday, September 22, 2008


My husband. I shot this while working on a project this afternoon. I sent it to his parents and they remarked that he looked "so serious." I guess they were looking for a smile. :)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


My website is finally up and running and features my work in Polaroid, so please check out brittanynelson.com! Tell your friends! Tell your friends' friends! But don't tell your friends' friends' friends... because I heard those guys are drunks.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

what up msu

Hello I'm bummed I didn't make it back to Bozeman this semester, but I'll be back in the spring! I'm working for Cig Harvey a photographer from Boston this fall and making pictures... I'm starting this project on indecision landscapes? What the hell does that mean, right?

Upcoming Exhibition at Rayko Photo Center

Monday, September 15, 2008

SPE Dallas

I dont know if anyone has been thinking about it yet but anyone know they would like to go to SPE in Dallas? Im looking into plane tickets and hotel reservations and was wondering if anyone would like to share costs on a room. I figure if people just start posting and showing interest, we can match up people and what not. So who wants to go?

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Photoshop maxes out at 4GB of RAM

If you're thinking about buying a new Mac Pro with more than 8GB of RAM, you might want to reconsider, because Photoshop CS3 can only use 4GB of RAM.

Unless you're doing high end video production (with 64-bit apps), then it's essentially useless to buy a Mac with more than 8GB of RAM, because it can't be used.

A 64-Bit version of Photoshop which will be able to use massive amounts of RAM, is still several years away because Apple has stopped development of the 64-Bit codebase which will allow Adobe and other software companies to release 64-bit version of their software.

Sadly, Photoshop CS4 for Windows will be 64-bit, allowing Windows Vista users to feed Photoshop as much RAM as they need.

There's a rumored workaround for Photoshop's RAM limit. If anyone tries this out, please spread the word. It's worth a shot if you work with massive files, such as 4x5 or 8x10 scans, or composites.

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Hey guys! I'm sure Ian's been talking about it too, but just wanted to remind everyone that Critical Mass registration begins next week. I can't stress enough how great this competition is! It's only $50 to try your luck and if you make it to the top 150 it's another $250 this year. But that gets your work into the hands of 200 important people. It gets your work out there more than any show does. It's expensive but at SPE I had strangers coming up to my table telling me that they saw my work in Critical Mass, and it made me great connections in LA. Ask Brittany about her experience too, because it did great things for her as well!

It's worth a shot guys, I expect to see all of you on the top 150 list next spring!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hot damn! I got three honorable mentions in the International Photography Awards! One in Portrait, one in Digitally Enhanced, and Deeper Perspective. I had a really good day and met with the Phototherapists, so checkout my blog for flailing arms and 16 year old girl squealing.

Monday, September 8, 2008

direction so far

Ideas to expand?

MSU in Italy

This is the blog that I have set up here in Italy. I would encourage all to visit and post comments. The more the better. It has been an interesting trip so far to say the least. but here are just a few of the things that i have done so far.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Post or Die

O.K. people. The limit of people that are allowed to be authors on this bolg is 100. So, if you have not posted anything in 6 months you will be removed as an author on the blog. So post or die.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

For some reason my titles keep getting translated to some Arabic text. How do I fix that? I had my first photo shoot in LA today with Kei Ko. Yeah that's a boy... anyhoo I'm trying to build my fashion portfolio by working with some models from ModelMayhem.com. He was the first taker. It was a pretty interesting shoot in Little Tokyo which is AWESOME! I want to live there or something... It was good to get some experience shooting a complete stranger. Tonight I'm photographing an art opening in Santa Monica for Tom Huck. Getting paid, so I'm happy! Check my blog for non photo related updates about LA.

Friday, September 5, 2008

So it seems there is a limit of 100 authors on our blog. Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions of where to go from here?

Twitter anyone?

Yesterday I wrote up a post on my blog about Twitter. I've been thinking about it more since then, and I thought I'd try and get a discussion going here about it.

It seems like a potentially awesome means of communication, but it would require some effort from those involved. The most promising use that I've heard of, and what I would really like to see happen in the photo realm, is a public instant messenging forum. We all use our phones to send/receive text messages; why not have roaming discussions with several people at a time whenever a thought pops into our heads?

Does anyone here use it? Would anyone be interested in expanding our little blog community into the micro-blogosphere? How practical is this sort of thing, really? Is it just another trend, doomed to die a horrible death, or is there some value in the technology?


I've actually been updating my blog quite a big since I moved. It's a completely different pony show down here. It's overwhelming.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Personal Document

I just came across a cool blog called The Personal Document. Documentary projects submitted by viewers are showcased. Good stuff.

The Italy 08 Blog is Up

Ciao from Chris, Ian, Hunter, Nick, Marta, Emily, Katie, Chelsea, Kate, and Stephanie. We are all here in Corciano, Italy and just got our blog up and running. If you all want to check out the work were doing we would love everyone's input. We will soon be making sure all msu blog affiliates can comment on our blog so come visit. Click HERE to visit

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I'm passing the time in LA until we find a house by editing and reworking some photos left over from Bozeman. This one is my friend Andy. I took it the week before I left as part of a silly project about growing up. The shoot was meant to be during the day but scheduling kept getting messed up, so it ended up at night.

The second is a portrait of my friends Annie and AJ from Billings.

Last week we went to the Getty and saw an exhibit with August Sander and Bernd and Hilla Becher. It was incredible! Sander's portraits are absolutely beautiful in person. I could have gotten lost in that exhibit for hours!

I'll keep you all updated on our adventures in househunting!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

{A Hylite Wedding}

So, as I stated in an earlier blog, I've been SO SUPER BUSY with weddings this summer! I haven't even had time to blog about all of them...yet. I did, however, have a chance to pull a few of my favorite images from a recent wedding I did up Hylite Canyon. I wanted to share them with you all...ENJOY!!! Oh, and I promise I will post more when I find the time :) You can also check my blog and website for updates too...