How to Shoot Action on a Bright Snowy Day

How to Shoot Action on a Bright Snowy Day

Anyone who’s read anything that I’ve written is probably well aware – the words ad nausea and come to mind – that our son Teddy eats and sleeps and thinks about sports virtually all the time.  ( Mostly baseball. See the t-shirt that Uncle Bob and Aunt Kate...
TOP 50 FAN PHOTOS OF 2016

TOP 50 FAN PHOTOS OF 2016

photo by Kim MacDonald Cameron Our celebration of moments in life, lovingly preserved by the people who live them. Thank you to all who share your memories with us. View the Top 50 Photos! I look forward to this all year long. It’s become a little annual ritual at my...
My Three Sons

My Three Sons

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas day with your family yesterday. We were thrilled that Chaz (my oldest son) was able to join us for the holiday this year, it made our Christmas. He lives in Boston where he’s hard at work at law school, so it’s a rare...
How to Photograph the SUPERMOON

How to Photograph the SUPERMOON

  (Note from Nick: If this blog helps you shoot some great moon photos we’d love to see them. I’m going to put together a How to Photograph the Moon webinar with the photos we collect at our Facebook Event:...
An Amazing Photo Duplicate

An Amazing Photo Duplicate

What are the odds? These are two different photos and they were taken by two DIFFERENT photographers at our October 2016 Nick Kelsh Photography Weekend Workshop. Yup, they were standing next to each other and they pushed the button within milleseconds of each other....
Election Day 2016

Election Day 2016

It’s obviously a big day here in our country. Don’t worry, I’m not going to get political, but I do want to say a couple of things about the election. First, vote. As we waited to vote this morning my neighbor had tears in her eyes as she described this sacred act to...
Our Spectacular Fall Foliage Weekend Workshop

Our Spectacular Fall Foliage Weekend Workshop

Walton, New York is not the easiest place in the world to get to, but people came from Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania to spend a beautiful fall weekend with the Kelsh family to, first, make new lifelong friends, and secondly,...
Back to School Photos: The Hidden Moments

Back to School Photos: The Hidden Moments

  Photography’s a lot like all of the arts. It’s often what’s below the surface that’s more interesting than the apparent and the obvious. Some of the little moments we pay almost no attention turn into our very best photographs. Funny how that works. (And how a...
How to Photograph a Parade

How to Photograph a Parade

Parades are not among newspaper photographers favorite assignments. Like kids playing in sprinklers on a hot day and fireworks on the Fourth of July, parades fall into the seen-one-seen-them-all category.  And based on my personal experience I tend to agree;...
How to Photograph Spring

How to Photograph Spring

  The winter of 2015-2016 has been a season of ups and downs in Philadelphia and likely that’s how it was for you where ever you live. It was 73 degrees on Christmas day and then a few weeks later we had 30 inches of snow on a Friday night. School...
Here Lies Chief: A Hard Life Lesson on Easter

Here Lies Chief: A Hard Life Lesson on Easter

  Teddy woke me up Easter morning and the first words out of his mouth were “Dad, I had the strangest dream. I dreamt that I found Chief.” Chief was the favorite of their cousins’ dogs who live across the road from grandma’s house. She vanished mysteriously...
How to Photograph Easter

How to Photograph Easter

1. LIKE ALL HOLIDAYS, SIMPLER IS OFTEN BETTER A couple of eggs, a classic basket, and a simple handmade sign and all of a sudden it’s Easter. Easter does not require much in terms of props. Kim Anderson did a lovely job of posing her kids in an alley way making them...
Geeks

Geeks

Earlier this week we posted a photograph of Alexander reading the Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan by the light of an iPad while listening to a one-hour YouTube version of Pachelbel’s Canon under bed covers. (It’s a loop. According to my son...
Cropping Action for Impact

Cropping Action for Impact

I’m going to meddle with and crop Kim Beyer Rayburn’s wonderful sledding photograph in the most loving way. Sometimes, it’s amazing how cropping into a photograph can give it so much more impact. I think this is especially true with sports...

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