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




The greatest boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali wasn’t just a fantastic fighter and Olympian…but the man knew marketing and promotion, whether he knew it or not. The man got the papers and people talking with all the talk so much that you couldn’t help but tune in to see if he really was the greatest like he declared or would the “loud mouth” get beat up.  History shows the truth that Ali is simply greatest! (like he told his in the first place!)

exclusive tribute by Steve Porter for Muhammad Ali – the special guest of Team USA’s 2012 Benefit Gala hosted at USA House the night before the London 2012 Opening Ceremony.

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