A: These are wild birds. I don't capture them for the purpose of photography. Some of the photos are taken at bird bandings in which case they have been netted for tracking purposes. To learn more about bird bandings, click here. They get their picture taken while they are returning to their native habitat. Others are taken while feeding and are not detained at all.
Q: What kind of equipment is used to shoot the birds?
A: These images are captured using a Canon EOS 1DS MkII using a portable, lighting rig enabling the high shutter speeds required to freeze motion.
Q: Where are the photographs taken?
A: A variety of locations in the Midwest United States, specifically in Paul's back yard and at the Three Rivers Park District located near the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.
Q: What software is used to create the images?
A: It's all done in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.
Q: What kind of print will I get?
A: The prints are made using archival Giclee-Inkjet printers on high quality photo rag paper.
Q: How are the prints shipped?
A: The prints are mailed in a glacine wrapper and sandwiched between two pieces of stiff cardboard to ensure your prints arrive safely.
Q: I'm outside the U.S. How much will I pay for shipping?
A: Please contact us for international shipping rates.
Q: Do you have a day job?
A: Paul Nelson Studio is an advertising photography studio in Minneapolis, MN. Click here to see my work.
Q: Will you do prints in other sizes?
A: Contact us with your request and we will get back to you with an estimate.