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.Continue reading “Friends of Ben Briones Photography”

Ashley Garcia Rodriguez – UT Grad – Austin, Texas

Grad sessions can be creative, fun, and formal all at the same time! When I shot Ashley’s grad photos at The University of Texas at Austin, I knew there would be a ton of great locations or backdrops to make good photos but how to use those spaces creatively was up to me. CREATIVE  IContinue reading “Ashley Garcia Rodriguez – UT Grad – Austin, Texas”

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 wasContinue reading “There’s a first time for everything – UT Volleyball – Austin, Texas”

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. ThisContinue reading “Neil Young at UT-Austin”

Tawny Hammett – Portraits – Austin, Texas

#TBT 2010 This photoshoot took place at the Long Center for Performing Arts in Austin, Texas back in March of 2010.  We met through a mutual friend, Laura Caldron, who was also a photography enthusiast and classmate at The University of Texas at Austin. Tawny and I met before the shoot on campus to planContinue reading “Tawny Hammett – Portraits – Austin, Texas”

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 theseContinue reading “Looking for Light – Austin, Texas”

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 butContinue reading “Nature Photography – Austin, Texas”

Michelle Suggs – Austin, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Photographed this beautiful model in Austin, Texas at this gem of a spot also known as  Waller Creek. While studying photography in at The University of Texas at Austin, I would actively seek to build my portfolio and this photo shoot was definitely one of my best while I lived there. Michelle was such a greatContinue reading “Michelle Suggs – Austin, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

Chinese New Year – Austin, Texas – Ben Briones Photography

I recently found some of my old 35mm film work and it looks like I photographed a Chinese New Year event in Austin, Texas. Here are my favorite shots from this event.  If you would like to learn how to shoot 35mm film photography please fill out the contact form below.  

Butterfly Photography – An Old Obsession

Between 2008 and 2010 I use to have this obsession with photographing butterflies. I would take my camera to school at UTPA and hang around the small butterfly park next to the chapel and just wait around for butterflies to land on plants and flowers. Once I transferred to UT-Austin I would continue my obsessionContinue reading “Butterfly Photography – An Old Obsession”

Roslyn & Jose Engagement – Austin, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

A few weekends back while in Austin, Texas my clients and I setup an engagement photo shoot on a day that was suppose be be pouring rain but honestly all that was pouring that day was these bomb a– photos! I really love how this little engagement-family photo session turned out. A good looking coupleContinue reading “Roslyn & Jose Engagement – Austin, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

Cristella & Louis – E-Session – Austin, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

One of the most beautiful laid back couples you will ever meet! My assistant, Jessica Musick, and I enjoyed photographing these two in Austin, Texas. We decided on two locations. One would be at a local park named Mayfield–Gutsch Estate, which is known for having free-roaming peacocks. The second location was at their home, whereContinue reading “Cristella & Louis – E-Session – Austin, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

Austin Texas Photographer – Mount Bonnell – Ben Briones

#TBT Years ago when I was attending the The University of Texas at Austin I conducted a had a photoshoot on top of Mount Bonnell for my client and she turned the camera on me and took these fun portraits. I would always wear that leather hat that I bought at the City Wide Garage SaleContinue reading “Austin Texas Photographer – Mount Bonnell – Ben Briones”

Family Photo Shoot – Austin, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

#TBT In 2010 a friend of mine asked me to photograph their family. These beautiful photos were shot at the Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin, Texas. This family took me in as their own and I considered them my family away from home. The gentlemen you see in the shot actually help build the “OuthouseContinue reading “Family Photo Shoot – Austin, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”