Nikon FM10 Purchase!

TBT 2009 A gift to myself, is how I should start this blog. I recently finished purchasing a Nikon FM10 from a friend Shiyam(very cool person by the way). It was funny that she mentioned she had a film camera. She accidentally bought it for our Photo Communication class not knowing we needed a DLSR not SLR. I told her I’d buy it from…

Friends of Ben Briones Photography

TBT 2010 Yesterday my friend Karen and I matted a few of the images I will be displaying/selling at the McAllen Art Walk March 5th. Karen is an expert matter, well not really but she’s dam good. So I asked her if she could help me matte my images. We began working at 9 a.m. and finished around 1:30 p.m. Karen did most of…

bff to pa-c to politica

Daniela is my best friend of 10+ years and I love her to death. I have seen this beautiful soul grow and become a passionate care giver and proud Latina. She recently asked me to help with her some head shots for work but knowing our dynamic I always love taking our photo shoots a little further and so we shot a few more…

Teacher of the Month – Ms. Yanez

Guess who got teacher of the month? This beauty here! When the pandemic hit everyone’s world was turned upside down. The area hit the hardest was in education! School plays such a big roll in society. Schools provide shelter for students, a warm meal, a safe and happy environment. Teachers are America’s unsung hero’s! Today I want to share this post about the elementary…

Laura Jasso – Dance Portraits – Edinburg, Texas

2008 TBT  Lately I have been featuring a ton of my older work. As a photographer, if you are persistent, your photography skills will grow as well. I love going back and looking at my stuff shot back in the day when my love for photography was blossoming into what it has become of it now and comparing it to my newest work. You…

Estero Llano Grande State Park – Photography Nature Walk

A while back Sara and I invited her sister Mary and boyfriend Alex to a photography nature walk at Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco, Texas. These are some of my top shots taken with my Fujifilm XH-1. If you know my work you know I am not a nature photographer but I have enjoying as of lately.

Darkroom Adventures – Austin, Texas

TBT 2010 Back in my college days at The University of Texas at Austin I spent most of my days in the darkroom with my classmates. For those who have shot 35mm film and had to go through the whole process of processing film; you can also vouch that it’s frustrating as hell but extremely rewarding. I took these photos during our finals. Everyone was…

Mellow Yellow Park Session with Sara Yanez

Sometimes you get inspired by the light and the beauty around and have to bust out the camera to capture it all. Shot these photos of my beautiful girlfriend during one of our on/off park walks.

Harlingen, Texas Adventures

A few Sunday’s back Sara and I were invited to an event in Harlingen, Texas but we had a lot of time to kill and decided to explore and test out our new Fujifilm XT-3 along with shooting some 35mm film pictures, which can be viewed here. Since we got the new Fujifilm’s we have been exploring all its functions and figuring out the…

There’s a first time for everything – UT Volleyball – Austin, Texas

While at The University of Texas at Austin I shot the sport of Volleyball for the first time. I really didn’t know what to expect, where I was allowed to stand, or what to shoot exactly. I had photographed collegiate basketball, track, soccer and baseball. Volleyball was going to a new challenge but I was up for it. Around this time I was shooting…

Neil Young at UT-Austin

In 2010 I had the opportunity to photograph Neil Young for a publication known as The Horn’s, He called me up around 5pm and asked if I was free to shoot something. I said, “Yeah sure, what is it?” Neil Young, he is playing at the performing center at The University of Texas at Austin. This was one of my first major photography jobs while…

2019 Reflection – Ben Briones Studios

[Reflections of 2019] There are so many people I could think of right now that I should be listing to give my most humble appreciation for their assistance in the success of Ben Briones Studios in 2019. To be transparent it wasn’t our most profitable year but it was a major year of growth, partnership, lessons, and love and understanding for business. I went…

Looking for Light – Austin, Texas

When I lived in Austin, Texas while attending the University of Texas at Austin I would take walks and search for light. I loved exposing to the available light really capturing true contrast in real life. None of these photos are edited, they are JPEGs straight from my classic Canon 5D. I recently found these photos while backing up file online and I thought…

Nature Photography – Austin, Texas

Traditionally my photography leans toward portraiture and photographing people. I’ve noticed that the majority of photographers start off their photography careers photographing nature and I don’t blame them because photographing people is very intimidating, especially as a beginner. There was a time when I would photograph butterflies on my college campus in between classes but that was as far as my nature photography would…