Looking Closely at an Activity in our Public Schools

The past two years, with so many societal changes, have brought to my mind this question: What things are normal and accepted today that won’t be in the future? We don’t photograph the normal things. But I’m trying to stop putting my camera down when something happens that I’ve seen over and over and at…

Elephant Rides

Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune A photo showing four residents of the apartment where Hser Ner Noo was found, displayed during the murder trial of Esar Met in Salt Lake City, Tuesday January 7, 2014. Met is accused of killing 7-year-old Hser Ner Moo in 2008. Ku Nu, Maung Myo Mye, Po Dee, Myint Kyi

You know horsey rides, right? Where you get down on all fours and a child climbs on your back and you gallop and buck and horse around? I guess people in other countries do it, too. That’s what the defense attorney said as he asked the members of the jury to keep their minds open…

Back to Nikon: Week One

So long to old gear. That middle finger? It’s not a Nikon vs. Canon thing. It’s about old gear. Nikon and Canon are comparable systems with some of the best cameras ever made in their current lineups. If you’re a good enough photographer that one would be better for your situation, you already know it.…

Anything Helps

Shooting through the windshield was never an option before. I was a photographer interested in sharpness and clarity. I spent my food money on sharp lenses I couldn’t afford and then put them through meticulous tests. I wouldn’t even wear sunglasses, just so I could see the world as the camera did. Now I’m embracing…

Dog Days of Summer

Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune Demolished baseball fields at Riverton City Park in Riverton, Friday July 12, 2013.

That’s the best shot I got from a recent assignment. I’m tryin’ Smokey!

Wednesday

Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune Enoch Foster dives from the platform at the Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center Wednesday July 10, 2013.

Some changes in the photo department… I only got to work with Kim for a year and a half. It’s sad to see her go. I’m going to remember her for being excited about so many assignments. The kind of shoots some of us thought we were too cool to do? The events we’d covered…

Stadium of Fire

Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune The Stadium of Fire Dancers perform at the Stadium of Fire Thursday July 4, 2013 in Provo.

Originally published July 8, 2013. This is what I wrote before it started… I arrived two hours early, mostly because I had no parking pass. They let me into the parking lot to get to the Will Call window, saying, “When you get your pass, just exit and return.” And sure enough a parking pass…