PAIGE NELSON

My name is Paige.

I'm an aspiring photographer with an insatiable curiosity and an appetite for the fantastic.

This blog is dedicated to my greatest passion- photography. All of the photos on here are mine unless otherwise stated.

Anonymous asked: can you pleaseee post a before/after of day 363? :DD (oh, and btw, are you still going to post those video tutorials you talked about some time ago or you changed your mind? :] if you're still going to make them, what will they be about? :P )

Still working on tutorials! I have so many projects going at once, it’s so hard to stick to all of them!

Anonymous asked: hello. I want to post my pictures on flickr, so I was wondering: do you resize your photos before posting them? if not, how can you stop people from stealing the photos? ok, I know there is no way to stop them, but how can you make it harder for people to steal it? :)

I haven’t been on Tumblr in ages but wanted to answer your question- You’re right, there is no way to prevent people from stealing your images online. People repost my photos without my permission all the time and I’m sure I’ve only stumbled across a small fraction of the ones that are out there.

I currently upload my images full size (typically 8x8 for square, 12.5 x8, or 16 x8 w/ 150 dpi), as I have given up on people NOT stealing my images a long time ago. I would rather people enjoy them in all of their glory than have some crappy pixelated stuff floating around.

Flickr allows you to disable sharing and doesn’t allow you to drag and drop and/or right click to save on their site. This is a great tactic to deter thieves, but there are always loopholes. If someone really wants to take your image, they can simply send the picture as a text message or email to themselves…they can also screenshot it.

But sharing my images is important to me. Some have a message that I think is worth spreading…ultimately my goal is to have the images tied back to me because the emulate my artistic style.

It’s just a risk you have to take if you want your work out there. You may or may not chose to go on a witch hunt to track all your stolen work down…but once it’s out there, it’s out there. You’ll win some and lose some.

5/52: Brine Melody on Flickr.Often when we think of fire, we associate it with destruction. Water, on the other hand, is thought of as the life bringer and rebuilder. 
Without water there is no serenity. Without fire there is no passion. Though polar opposites, these elements can not exist without the other. The duality is what brings balance to our lives.

5/52: Brine Melody on Flickr.

Often when we think of fire, we associate it with destruction. Water, on the other hand, is thought of as the life bringer and rebuilder.

Without water there is no serenity. Without fire there is no passion. Though polar opposites, these elements can not exist without the other. The duality is what brings balance to our lives.

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson (via observando)

Surprise proposal at the Carlsbad #flowerfields last weekend. I love my job. :) #paigenelsonphotography #engagement #sandiego #love

Surprise proposal at the Carlsbad #flowerfields last weekend. I love my job. :) #paigenelsonphotography #engagement #sandiego #love

Doomed to chase the light forever. #missiontrails #sandiego #paigenelsonphotography #trees #portrait #bw

Doomed to chase the light forever. #missiontrails #sandiego #paigenelsonphotography #trees #portrait #bw

A little romance at a French #cafe. #engagement #sandiego #couple #portrait #paigenelsonphotography

A little romance at a French #cafe. #engagement #sandiego #couple #portrait #paigenelsonphotography

Love is in the air. #engagement #paigenelsonphotography #trees #sandiego #portrait #couple

Love is in the air. #engagement #paigenelsonphotography #trees #sandiego #portrait #couple

Chris & Emily’s #engagement session up on the blog- can’t wait to shoot their #wedding in June. :) #paigenelsonphotography #skyline #couple

Chris & Emily’s #engagement session up on the blog- can’t wait to shoot their #wedding in June. :) #paigenelsonphotography #skyline #couple

A little preview of my senior session with @marissakjones :) #paigenelsonphotography

A little preview of my senior session with @marissakjones :) #paigenelsonphotography

This is winter, summer, spring and fall in #sandiego #senior #portraits #paigenelsonphotography #sunsetcliffs #beach #ocean #bestcoast

This is winter, summer, spring and fall in #sandiego #senior #portraits #paigenelsonphotography #sunsetcliffs #beach #ocean #bestcoast

Got some great images from this shoot- it was such a beautiful day. Will be posting more. :) #senior #sunsetcliffs #trees #beach #eucalyptusgrove #paigenelsonphotography #sandiego

Got some great images from this shoot- it was such a beautiful day. Will be posting more. :) #senior #sunsetcliffs #trees #beach #eucalyptusgrove #paigenelsonphotography #sandiego

Blog post of Amanda’s bright and beachy senior session coming soon. :) #sunsetcliffs #beach #ocean #tidepools #sandiego #senior #reflection

Blog post of Amanda’s bright and beachy senior session coming soon. :) #sunsetcliffs #beach #ocean #tidepools #sandiego #senior #reflection

Eucalyptus Grove #lajolla #sandiego #bigvsmall #trees #paigenelsonphotography

Eucalyptus Grove #lajolla #sandiego #bigvsmall #trees #paigenelsonphotography

New blog post up on my website of our trip to the Salk Institute in La Jolla #urban #building #salkinstitute #bw #shadows #architecture #paigenelsonphotography

New blog post up on my website of our trip to the Salk Institute in La Jolla #urban #building #salkinstitute #bw #shadows #architecture #paigenelsonphotography