The Posing Stool – Ben Briones Studios

THE POSING STOOL  If you own a photo studio or have worked in a photo studio you well know that the the posing stool is probably one of your most important tools in your studio. Here are 3 reasons why the posing stool is a must for studio photographers. Reason One Having a posing stool in yourContinue reading “The Posing Stool – Ben Briones Studios”

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”

Mistakes of a Photographer – Ben Briones Studios

As a business owner without any formal education you tend to learn things the hard way. In my career as a professional photographer I have made many mistakes. This blog post is to share my experiences and how I was able to overcome those mistakes. There are four important things as a business owner youContinue reading “Mistakes of a Photographer – Ben Briones Studios”

Stephanie Rios – Professional Photographer – Ben Briones Studios

There comes a time in your life when you have to ask for help! It is inevitable because as much as we think we could do everything and anything, truly, we can’t. And after we receive help it usually customary to thank that person. Today, I thank you Stephanie Rios! Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines help asContinue reading “Stephanie Rios – Professional Photographer – Ben Briones Studios”

The Photographer Series – Iliasis Muniz – Ben Briones Studios

Iliasis Muniz is a super talented up and coming photographer out of the South Padre Island area. She has been creating lively art for her clients for over 3-years now and has big ambitions to expand way beyond the Rio Grande Valley. She’s bubbly, giggly and a lot of fun! Definitely important qualities to haveContinue reading “The Photographer Series – Iliasis Muniz – Ben Briones Studios”

It’s a boy! Stephanie & Carlos Rios – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Stephanie and Carlos have been together for such a long time now so this next milestone in their lives is only natural. I had the blessed opportunity watch and film them look each other in the eye under God and say I Do and now they are expecting a baby boy anytime soon! I present to youContinue reading “It’s a boy! Stephanie & Carlos Rios – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

Adolfo Alanis – Boxer – Ben Briones Studios

After editing these awesome photos shot by Jessica Musick, an associate of my Studio, I can’t help but to be very happy with one a returning client and two the awesome work all my associates produce for my brand. Trusting someone to go out and photograph YOUR client can be a scary thing. Delegating isContinue reading “Adolfo Alanis – Boxer – Ben Briones Studios”

Instagram; how to extend your brand!

As photographers, Instagram should be a must-have app on your mobile device! It really helps tame the urge to shoot because we now have an outlet to photography on the daily! Now for the professional photographers who are looking to use Instagram for both pleasure and business; the thought process of posting images becomes muchContinue reading “Instagram; how to extend your brand!”

A Photographer’s Unspoken Fears

Have you ever asked yourself what your greatest fear a photographer is? Last week I took a survey to see what photographers dread the most and many had valid fears such as; equipment malfunction during a job, or equipment being stolen, and not making enough money. We have all faced the fears listed above andContinue reading “A Photographer’s Unspoken Fears”

Redundancy Saves You and Your Photos – Ben Briones Studios

One of the scariest things for a photographer is to have one of your hard drives crash! This post will walk you through the steps I take in order to store and secure my personal data and client images for my photography business. 1. Wedding Night: Most people after their wedding night would most likelyContinue reading “Redundancy Saves You and Your Photos – Ben Briones Studios”

Single In The City – J’aime Les Livres (I Love Books) Mcallen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

J’aime Les Livres (I Love Books) is a cool little book store located at 1219 N. Main Street McAllen, Texas 78501.  Martha “Marty” Medina has owned and operated this quaint book store for over four-years. One day a friend and I decided to explore the small shops on N. Main and when we walked into J’aime LesContinue reading “Single In The City – J’aime Les Livres (I Love Books) Mcallen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios”

Why Should People LIKE Your Facebook Photography Page?

The race to the most Facebook page likes is the “in thing” these days, especially in the photography industry. There is a misconception that the more likes you get, the better you are than your competitors. Every now and then you’ll be scrolling through your Facebook feed and you see that photographers update their statusesContinue reading “Why Should People LIKE Your Facebook Photography Page?”

Make To-Do-Lists and Do!

As a small business owner you have to organize your thoughts and task or else you will fail! WRITE DOWN EVERYTHING! Thoughts and tasks only manifest when they are visual. When you can see it then you can do it. I use my iPhone 4S Notes App to make my to-do-list. Before I was coolContinue reading “Make To-Do-Lists and Do!”

Why I am paying $2071 more in taxes for my business than last year!

Here are the numbers plain and simple: Ben Briones Photography cleared $60,000 in our second year as an LLC, as compared to $24,000 from last year — baby steps, but we’re moving. So, let’s get to the juicy goosey part, which is preparing your business for tax season and organizing all your numbers. When I first startedContinue reading “Why I am paying $2071 more in taxes for my business than last year!”