Photographer or not, if you live in this day in age you know that photography can truly change the way people think, see, feel, or even dream. 100cameras is a new charity that spins the power of photography by empowering children by selling their photos they took with the charity’s cameras which all the proceeds go back to the child’s area or family. They explain it better like this:

How It Works.

  1. we give a camera to jackson.
  2. jackson snaps a photo.
  3. then you buy his photo.
  4. 100% goes back to jackson.
  5. and jackson is empowered.

“The concept is simple. 100cameras staff members travel to countries armed with cameras. They partner with a local organization serving children in the community. For the next few weeks, they teach the children how to take photographs. Then they set those children free to capture their world and post the photos online.

For the kids, sharing their life with the rest of the world is a reward in itself, but 100cameras goes one step further. The photographs are available for sale, and 100% of the profits go back to the children’s organizations….

100cameras raised $17,000 for the Sudanese orphanage. It was used for critical maintenance to get a truck running that brings in food and medicine. The money was also used to build a fence that keeps them protected from violence of rebel forces in the region.

The staff says they are overjoyed by the fact that these kids are creating their own success. Bullock says, “It’s really exciting for kids there to see these changes and to feel an ownership in that.”

How 100cameras was founded!

This team started with a unique combination of friends with different skill sets who shared a common vision.  Through their own travel and life experiences, they have become aware of the world that exists outside their own perspective – that no matter the cultural circumstances, all humans have the right to live among justice, to live days that have food, water, shelter and sustainable health and education programs. So they decided to pool their time, talents, and resources together to create outlets for positive change in the world through the voice of photography.

I have a huge heart for the Creative Entrepreneur that goes after their dream…but an even bigger one that if that dreams enrich the lives of others in need. I’d love to see this organization take flight! Wouldn’t you?? We know how to help them!

 

Much Love

-Braun



BRAUN: Crossfit

14
Jul
2012

Recently I had the cool opportunity to shoot the Dallas Crossfit Central Team  photography that is competing in the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games right now! (July 13-15) To be honest I’ve never been big on group workouts but after seeing these amazing athletes and the condition they are in….I might be drinking the Crossfit Kool Aid. For being in such elite shape as these guys they are also some of the nicest people I’ve shot. We had a lot of fun making these “intense” photos. Here is the behind the scene video of our shoot. Enjoy!


Gear Used:

Profoto 7b packs + Pro Heads
Pocket Wizard plus ii’s + Mini tt1
Canon 5d mk ii
Processed with Adobe Lightroom 4 and Nik Silver EFEX Pro 2

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Today, Friday the 13th, I had the huge honor of shooting two Olympic athletes, Doc Patton and Wallace Spearmon Jr. RIGHT before they left for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London the next day (SATURDAY!). We had just a sliver of time at the end of their last practice before they left so we were only allowed one lighting location. (I was also informed I had til the end of the day to put the behind the scenes video up or they would be in breach of contract with the US Olympic committee) The shoot was short and sweet but we had a blast! Both of these guys were so cool and willing to do what it took to make the project a success.  Also Wallace gave me a “ride” in his geared up Nissan GTR! I’ve driven some pretty high end cars but this is the only one to let me know how Wylie Coyote felt strapped to that rocket. WOW.

GOOD LUCK GENTLEMEN WITH REPRESENTING OUR COUNTRY TO THE WORLD! WE THANK YOU! Be sure and tune in to watch these guys

CHECK OUT HOW I SHOT THESE ATHLETES HERE

For these images I wanted very strong images of each of these men. Both are in incredible shape so I wanted to show them in their domain.

Gear Used
Profoto 7b packs with Pro Heads.
Strip Boxes + Softbox
Canon 5d mk ii + 50 1.2L
PocketWizard plus ii + PocketWizard Mini TT1
Tethered into Lightroom 4
Processed with Nik Color Efex Pro 2, Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS6

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HUGE Thanks to my Team for working so hard to make this project such a success!

 

Braun



Radical Openness by Jason Silva

11
Jul
2012

An anthem on the power of IDEAS created by Jason Silva at Therapy Studios. What an amazing video that speaks to my soul. Does it speak to yours?

“The imaginary foundation tells us that what imagination does is allows us to conceive delightful future possibilities, pick the most amazing one and pull the present forward to meet it!”

Dedicated to those who believe in IDEAS WORTH SPREADING!!

Does this video speak to you?  Let me know what you think!



BRAUN: BuzzShift

09
Jul
2012

I recently had the opportunity to shoot portraits of my good friends at BuzzShiftBuzzShift is a digital strategy agency who collaborate with partners to plan, create, and deliver dynamic campaigns to connect with their customers such as the NFL, Virgin Airlines, National Breast Cancer Foundation, Moet Chandon, P&G, etc etc etc. Basically they are Jedi’s at what they do and we had a blast that day!

Gear Used:
Canon 5d mk ii with 24-70
Profoto 7b + Pro Heads.
2 strip boxes on either Side
Large softbox to the right of the camera
Tethered into Adobe Lightroom 4

Eddy Badrina (@EddyBadrina) and Cameron Gawley, (@cgawley) the founders of BuzzShift, besides being totally rad guys are some of the highest respected professionals in social media.






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