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New Published Article on Pro Photo Recourse about Photographing Patagonia

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I just had a new article published about my time exploring and documenting the beautiful landscape of Patagonia with Pro Photo Resource. You can read the article HERE Here is an excerpt from the piece: “When most photographers think of Patagonia, they envision rugged wild landscapes, extreme weather patterns and incredibly beautiful light. After having recently spent 3 weeks traveling throughout the Patagonian region of Southern Chile and Argentina with my wife…I can tell you that those ideas are not far from the truth.”

Behind the Lens: The Mighty Perito Moreno Glacier

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Mobile Uploads: The Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the largest and most accessible glaciers in Patagonia. Just 80k outside of El Calafate, Argentina, most people experience the glacier via a simple day bus trip by viewing the glacier from a series of balconies. As touristy as it gets durring the day, it is certainly a site to see. Enjoy these Behind The Scenes looks at what it was like as I was capturing this massive glacier. *All Mobile Uploads photos taken with my cell phone

Behind the Lens: The Towers of Las Torres

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Torres del Paine in the Southern region of Chile, acts as the “face” for Patagonia. With its rugged wild landscape and extreme weather patterns, it is no wonder that Torres del Paine feels almost pre-historic when you see it with your own eyes. The first stop in this beautiful landscape was Las Torres. Here is a quick collection of photos that were taken with my Droid X cell phone, a part of my new “Mobile Uploads” series.  

Behind the Lens: Packing for Patagonia. What Do You Bring?

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One of the biggest challenges that most photographers come across is deciding what to bring when you are heading off on a photography trip to a destination far far away. Every year I am fortunate to go through this process atleast 3 to 4 times. Over the years I have gotten more and more comfortable with picking the gear that I need to take with me on these adventures. My trip to Patagonia is no different, although the extreme weather that Southern Patagonia is known for definitely comes with its own set of challenges. To make my life easier, my wife and …

Passion for Photography – The True Voyage of Discovery

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The True Voyage of Discovery Lets face it…photography is expensive. Whether you are a full time working professional or you just happened to recently find your artistic side, having a passion for photography can be extremely hard on the wallet. Between picking up professional DSLR camera bodies, having the sharpest glass (lenses) and traveling all over the world, it is no wonder that fewer and fewer photographers have the ability to pursue this passion full time. I have worked incredibly hard over the past five years to get to where I am now. 2010 has come and has nearly gone and when …

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Haitian Awareness Event in Denver, Colorado

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Event Date: September 25th, 2010 Time: 3pm – 5pm Contact: Denise Robert 303-368-5208 Haitian Awareness Panel at EventGallery 910Arts Kicks-Off Haitian Exhibition A surprising number of organizations with Colorado roots are working in Haiti to offer earthquake relief and improve the lives of the Haitian people. Six of those organizations will participate in a panel discussion at the EventGallery 910Arts, at 910 Santa Fe Drive in Denver, on Saturday, September 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Colorado Haiti Project; Lespwa Haiti; Renewal 4 Haiti; The Lambi Fund of Haiti;Trees, Water & People; and Wish …

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Passion for Photography

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The question I am asked most often always goes something like this, “I have always dreamed of becoming a professional photographer, what is your secret?”.  As the photography industry itself continues to drastically change, I have noticed a constant flow of new people flooding into the ever shrinking photography job market. Whether it is because of the advancements in technology that has made owning a DSLR more affordable or the fact that people are being forced to think outside of the box to find any work at all, the fact remains that every day, more and more people are taking up the …

The Sunday Denver Post Highlights Lespwa Haiti!

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Yesterday, The Denver Post published an article that showcased the “Lespwa Haiti” project. Written by Kristen Kidd, it did a great job of summarizing the details of the project and it gave us the opportunity to reach millions of Colorado residents. You can click HERE to see a digital copy of the article. Thank you Denver Post.

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We Need Change! Haiti’s Call for Help…

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“We Need Change” was a phrase I heard often on the streets of Port Au Price, Haiti. While shooting photography for “Lespwa Haiti”, a photo documentary project that I am collaborating on with Ray Tollison, it was difficult not to pick up on the sentiments of the Haitian people . It has been over 6 months since the January 12th earthquake decimated the island nation of Haiti and yet there is still so much to be done. IDP camps litter the capital of Port Au Prince, effectively making over 1,000,000 Haitians vulnerable to what appears to be a very bad hurricane season. However the Haitian people still have …

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Have you seen this ad in Denver? Fat Tail Gallery

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If you know me, you might recognize the model. Sarah, my wife, just loves being my photography assistant , pack mule and model at times. This is one of a handful of new ads that will be running all over Denver featuring Sarah that I working on. Watch out, she is an up an coming star….atleast in most of the ad campaigns I shoot 😉

FStop Gear’s “A Week in the Life of” Colby Brown – Guatemala

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What is it like to take local buses in a 3rd world country? How do I determine what to document on a trip to another country? What it is like to live life in my shoes? I recently wrote an article for F-stop Gear, the leading adventure photography bag maker in the industry right now, about my trip to Guatemala earlier this year. It started yesterday with Day 1 and continues today with Day 2. Be sure to check back in each day with them to read the full story. This piece covers 12 days of travel through the beautiful, …

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The Artistic Nature of Digital Editing

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There is no doubt that much has changed in the last 10 years with the advent of the digital age of photography. As more and more people pick up the hobby, passion or profession of photography, the boundaries of what we think is possible with photography and post processing begin to get pushed forward. Needless to say, it is an exciting time to be a photographer. History: Twenty years ago this past week, Thomas and John Knoll developed a pixel-imaging program called “Display”. Unlike anything else available at the time, it allowed users to easily manipulate digital pixelated images in unique and amazing ways. Little …

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A Year In Photos with Colby Brown – 2009

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2009 was one of those years that just seemed to fly by. It was a year full of adventures, new experiences and alot of photography work. When I started Colby Brown Photography back in 2006, I was so eager to get out and explore the world that I think I neglected to acknowledge some of the amazing locations here in North America.

Featured in F-stop Adventure Gear’s Newsletter!!!

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I was recently asked to be showcased as a photographer in F-stop Adventure Gear’s second newsletter of 2009, featuring nature and landscape photographers. F-stop gear specializes in creating photography gear with the adventurous in mind. Their two newly updated photography bag lines, the Tilopa and Satori, will be released to the public any day. Check out their website at F-stop Gear. You can download the entire newsletter issue HERE.

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A look back at my first paying photo job…EVER!

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Those that know me personally, know that I am a very reflective person. I enjoy looking back on the past in appreciation of the present moment. It is amazing to think about how many different experiences, moments, relationships, jobs or missed opportunities brought you to where you are today. It should then not be a surprise that I would look back on my first paid photography job ever.