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”

Daniela Garza – Head shots – Ben Briones Studios

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 aContinue reading “Daniela Garza – Head shots – Ben Briones Studios”

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 haveContinue reading “Harlingen, Texas Adventures”

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”

Hello Fujifilm! – Ben Briones Studios

Hello Fujifilm! For the past eight years I have been photographing with a Canon 6D I purchased in 2012. That camera has been my workhorse for the majority of my work. I have also used a Nikon D600 and other Canon cameras, both digital and film, that I own. This January we decided it wasContinue reading “Hello Fujifilm! – 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”

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”

Meet Kylo – A Kitty that’s a Puppy, thats a Kitty!

Kylo is my first official pet. Sara and I originally got him to gift to Sara’s sister but as we had him at home we fell in love with him and decided to keep him. If you know me I am not a pet person but Kylo really changed my mind. I love him a lotContinue reading “Meet Kylo – A Kitty that’s a Puppy, thats a Kitty!”

Eat, Live, and Breath Photography

EAT For those who have been a career photographer for three years or more can probably relate. When on a gig or assignment you literally eat on your drive to the next gig, while editing photos at a coffee shop or in your office and sometimes your clients feed you too. If you are likeContinue reading “Eat, Live, and Breath Photography”

Ayotzinapa U.S. College Tour Press Conference at South Texas College – McAllen, Texas

Felipe de la Cruz Sandoval, father of missing or slain Mexican student visits South Texas College to talk about their initiative to find their children. Very interesting but hard to photograph. Here are some shots from this event.  If you are having a forum and would like to have the event photographed please fill outContinue reading “Ayotzinapa U.S. College Tour Press Conference at South Texas College – McAllen, Texas”

UTPA Baseball Team vs Illinois University Baseball Team – 2009

Back in my UTPA days I photographed sports, specifically baseball. I would use a 400mm lens, which weighed chingos and I had to drag it around in a rolling case, but it was fun and a great learning experience. I recently found these shots in one of my old hard drives and thought it wouldContinue reading “UTPA Baseball Team vs Illinois University Baseball Team – 2009”

The importance of Pre-production for a high profile portrait!

A week ago at work (South Texas College) I was assigned to photograph the college president. The school president’s schedule is always very tight. I got lucky that she was already going to be taking photos with The Monitor Newspaper in the morning so I was able to piggy-back on that. She was scheduled toContinue reading “The importance of Pre-production for a high profile portrait!”

Location Scouting – Sara Yanez – McAllen Convention Center

Here are some outtakes from a location scouting shoot. We had a photo shoot scheduled at the McAllen Convention Center for a quince that evening and I wanted to test the lighting, backdrops and angles so when our client showed up it would be super smooth. I believe location scouting is an important part ofContinue reading “Location Scouting – Sara Yanez – McAllen Convention Center”

McAllen 18th Annual Miracle Riders Bicycle Team June 2 & 3 2006 – Ben Briones Photography

Here is another look at some of my first “professional” work I did back in 2006 for the Miracle Riders Bicycle Team. My friend Israel and I took on this gig as a photo and video team to photograph a two day bicycle ride from McAllen, Texas to San Antonio, Texas. I was barely gettingContinue reading “McAllen 18th Annual Miracle Riders Bicycle Team June 2 & 3 2006 – Ben Briones Photography”