DALLAS Deep Ellum Photo Walk

01
Sep
2012

HEY GUYS!

Be sure to go HERE and sign up! (BTW if it says there are no more spots open….SHOW UP ANYWAYS!)

I’m so excited that I will be leading a Photo Walk for Dallas area in Deep Ellum. For those that don’t know what a photo walk is …check out this rad video from the founder of the PhotoWalk Scott Kelby

TRUST ME! You will meet some fantastic people and leave with new friends! Promise! I’ve met some of the most wonderful people on these! Iron sharpens iron, so get out there around each other!



Ansel Adams, 1958 Film

28
Aug
2012


When I saw this video my jaw was on the floor and I suddenly felt so lazy. Why? In college I traded my shotgun for a Film NIkon SLR, shot only on auto, and I bought and had the film processed at Wal-Mart. Needless to say my whole 3 months of using the thing does not give me credibility as a photographer that reallllly shot film. I learned on digital and love it to death. So when you hang out with the photographers that really did shoot film and they go on about how digital isn’t really photography….I have to admit, I kind of get it now! His process of seeing exposure in the highlights and shadows, counting the seconds while he processed his negatives with chemicals. ALL took serious focus and technical skills!  It’s just different now.

Ansel Adams was the man. He was a jedi master of photography. King of Black and White Photography and took thousands of iconic landscape images which remain the best.  A true artist and massive environmentalist. His work and life has been a major influence to me.

So when we get to whining about we don’t have the newest model camera REMEMBER that we are LIGHT YEARS ahead of anything Mr. Adams touched or dreamed of! Imagine climbing a mountain shooting a couple frames, hauling all that heavy gear miles back before you got to see how the frame came out! No excuses! Go shoot!

Braun

 





This guy might be my new hero. No he didn’t save anybody from danger or invent anything cool….BUT he just held up a mirror to show us how ridiculous our celebrity culture is today. He is not famous but his experiment shows ya that appearances do mean something. “fake it til ya make it”? haha. So much of this world is made on hype and people feel they HAVE to look like they know what’s going on to feel cool.

Question to ponder:
What are we placing false importance on?
Who or what is the fake celebrity in our lives?

Have fun!



Braun – Ford Event Photos

25
Aug
2012

Sorry it took so long but here is the gallery from the Ford Event. These AMAZING people that came out on Saturday morning helped feed over a thousand people just by signing up.  And even more brave..THEY LET ME TAKE THEIR PHOTOGRAPH! If you had your photo taken the images are all here for download!

I am so grateful for everybody that came out. LET ME KNOW IF ONE OF YOU THAT CAME TO MY EVENT WINS AN ESCAPE!  THAT WOULD BE SO COOL!

Be well my friends!

Braun



The LEGO Story

17
Aug
2012

Ask my parents, brothers, or childhood friends and they will tell you I was nuts about LEGO’s growing up! So when I found this video about the history of the company you can imagine my excitement. When I was a kid I was pretty sickly….like in and out of hospitals all the time sickly. So my parents would buy me lego’s to play with since I was often pretty limited to what I could do! Confession: I still can’t help but look at what LEGO’s are out when I go to stores that have them. I can’t wait to play with them with my kids…some day.

As a business owner and entrepreneur I can certainly relate to the ups and downs of the founding family that started this great company. Lego fan or not it’s definitely worth a watch! Great story of perseverance and business strategy!

Were you a fan of LEGO’s? Still are?





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