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! TodayContinue reading “Teacher of the Month – Ms. Yanez”

Hailey Trevino – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Took these beautiful edgy portraits of my friend Hailey mid March in some cool spots downtown Edinburg, Texas. I really have been enjoying my Fujifilm XH1 and this photo shoot really allowed me to explore with it more. I set it up on a bracket mode, but not just any bracket mode. The XT3 andContinue reading “Hailey Trevino – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

Alyssa Pena – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

TBT 2009 [photos and blog have been re-edited] Yesterday’s [06.10.2009] photoshoot with Alyssa Pena was great. We shot at the abandon[ed] warehouse on North [Highway] 281, one of my favorite places to shoot. We used ambient light, a reflector disc, and [a] speed light. [We were] going for a more natural light shoot with her.Continue reading “Alyssa Pena – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

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”

Head shots- Sara Yanez – Ben Briones Studios

Sara and I rented the Fujifilm XT-3 to test it out because we are thinking of buying ourselves a pair. Our first test was with a one light setup with a beauty dish on a pink seamless. Everything was shot in JPEG and we did very minimal editing or none at all one some ofContinue reading “Head shots- Sara Yanez – Ben Briones Studios”

Accidental Portraits – Ben Briones Studios 

Yesterday while searching for a set of photos I stumbled upon this cinematic portrait of my friend Maria Dolores Alvarado, which suites her well because Maria is a an actress, playwright, and dancer. Below you will find a color version of the shot which is the original rendition. I saw some magic in portrait soContinue reading “Accidental Portraits – Ben Briones Studios “