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.

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Keep Close to Nature’s Heart….

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John Muir once said, ““Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” I think it is easy for most of us to lose that sense of connection with the “wildness” that John Muir so passionately talked about. Life is a complicated and dynamic, always changing and moving in a direction, but sometimes you have to force yourself to stop what you are doing and truly embrace all things nature. I was born in Berkeley, California in 1982 and although I grew up …

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.