Recently while working on future projects with Ford, the idea came up for me to host a pretty sweet event. Basically people come out to the Dallas location (Map Below) to check out Ford’s sweet new model of the 2013 Escape, (NO MONEY IS INVOLVED) and for every person that comes out Ford will help provide 40 meals to Feeding America! How awesome is that! Again this costs you, the people, NOTHING!…I MAKE ABSOLUTELY 0-Nada-None-NO Money from this! ALSO Ford will be giving away a 2013 Escape!

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE! I will set up a white back ground and will be shooting head shots or family photo’s FOR FREE for everybody to download that comes out. That’s right….you get a headshot-portrait-family portrait that you can put on your facebook, resumes, link’d in… I don’t care! And you also help feed some people in need….FOR FREE! Free Photos, Help People, See a cool car…..0 money…on the way to lunch-brunch…Why not right?!

  • Date. Saturday 8.25.2012
  • Time: 9:00am-12:00am (while it’s still cool outside)
  • Location: SIGEL’S Parking lot, right on Greenville Avenue close to a lot of restaurants
  • 5757 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX

HERE IS THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

BTW, I am working on getting some more really fun stuff at the location. stay tuned



Don’t Forget To Laugh!

15
Aug
2012

Life isn’t always the most fun but we can’t forget to laugh. These guys in this video know why it’s good for you too!

Laughter is good for your health

  • Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.
  • Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.
  • Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
  • Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.




The Walking Man Dallas
Confession, It took me three years to take this photo! Three! Everybody at the same time …”WHAT THE HELL BRAUN!”  Well it’s true. Anybody that follows me on twitter, instagram, facebook, etc knows I take A LOT of photos…but for three years I’ve been ignoring my deep urge to photograph this amazing sculpture. I see it almost every week and every time the little voice in my head is saying “go shoot that!” Normally I wouldn’t hesitate to pull over and snap snap but almost every time I saw it people are shooting it, which quite frankly is a turn off (LAME EXCUSE!) Hesitation is too often the reason we miss great things. The voice gets louder every time too!

Which Do you like more? The Color or Black & White?!

Dallas "Walking Man" Brian Braun

So I’m coming home from shooting some dear friends of mine’s photos for their upcoming wedding (NO I don’t shoot weddings, don’t ask) and I pass it. The light is nice. The voice is screaming TURN AROUND. For once I listen, zip around the block, 5 minutes with my 5d. Done. SO HAPPY.  Import into Lightroom 4 and tear into them with Nik’s Viveza, Color Efex & Silver Efex Pro 2 (Which I can’t recommend more)  I couldn’t be happier with the results too.

Instagram, iPhone (or whatever other cellular device you use), Fuji X10, SLR, Hasselblad, etc etc etc. There has never been so much great photography as there is in the world today (there has never been so much bad photography too!). Chances are these days you have a camera on you.  Maybe I’m the only one with the voice in my head that says “Photograph that! and that!”  but I doubt it. Don’t ignore it! Something in you is dying to create! Keep a camera on you & use the force young SkyWalker! Go forth!

These two scenes always come to mind when I see this sculpture!

Cheers!

Braun

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The best sport’s photographers travel across the planet to one city every Olympic Games to photograph the best athletes. Chronicling our history with iconic photos of victories and loses, records broken and dreams shattered. During the games the human condition defies itself and inspires the rest of us. That is why we all tune in with fascination! The elite photographers show their plan in this fascinating video of how they do it. Amazing. Inspiring!

9:52 the gun fires and the 100 meter race is started

9:55 the Photos of the END of the race are around the world for everyone to see!!

Today’s technology blows me away!



We Are All Connected

04
Aug
2012

While spending a month in the South African Wilderness earlier this year my mind was racing back to the civilization hustle and bustle I love so much. Observing animals and other creatures outside of a zoo or dog park is really something. And your mind really can’t help but see how closely we’re really related.  From mothers protecting their young at all cost, or correcting their young…to seeing how males interact with each other, you can’t help but think that there is a unique design to this all. This film does a beautiful job of visually interpreting that very idea. What a wonderful world!

We are all connected. Find out how: http://wwf.panda.org

What are your thoughts? Lemme know!
Braun





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