Brad Brighton (photography)

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"Making Time for Ambient Noise" Companion
September 8, 2019

If you're looking for something challenging to shoot, there are a handful of regular balloon festivals around the United States. The Great Reno Balloon Race (GRBR) is among the top. If you're not planning a visit to the Truckee Meadows in September though, find one near where you will be, at least once. Your memories and your portfolio will thank you.   Sacrifice is a part of any game. Whether you're looking at sports or life, some of the best...

"Don't Miss the Starting Gun" Companion
September 2, 2019

It's just such a good song on its own accord (Time by Pink Floyd). And in the process of looking for a version for this post, I ran across this video to go with it and I have to say, except for the fact that it's probably a 6 1/2 minute copyright infringement for all the video sampling, it's a compelling watch. Except that actually proves the point that I make in this episode, that it's easy to find yourself pulled away from the important things....

Inside the Sausage Factory (part 1) Companion
August 26, 2019

The whole paradigm of "making sausage" is one that sums up so many endeavors. The reality is that it takes blood, sweat, and tears to create anything of value and in the digital-vs-film, processed-vs-not arguments, that reality is lost. What about that opening quote? Take a look at this analysis attempting to properly attribute it. As an aside, I wonder how many of the "I never process my results" photographers understand that their digital camera...

"Living Your Eternity Well" Companion
August 19, 2019

[An editorial note: the links below are not affiliate links. If I ever do start including those, I'll make it clear then. In the meantime, if you want to support this effort, consider sponsoring the podcast or purchasing prints. Thank you!] I'm going to go backwards a bit in this companion and deal with the last thing first: Live a Great Story sounds simple, right? And yet, it seems we all need (at one time or another) to be told to do so. Well,...

Intro and "the eye" Companion
August 14, 2019

If you haven't already listened to podcast episode #1, do that now. This companion fills in some of the blanks as far as some of the details referenced but does not repeat the main content. Here is the 1983 Playboy interview by David Sheff that is referenced in this episode (and will be in future episodes as well). On the same site, there is this as well about Adams that is worth a read. Follow @anseladams and @anseladamsgallery on Instagram...

VocalLength Pre-Launch Thoughts
August 12, 2019

The official launch of the podcast VocalLength is almost here. While a few last-minute things get cleaned up, won't you consider taking a look at the photos for sale on the site (your office or home could use some art, no?), check out (and follow) the Instagram account @bmbdotphotos (also see the footer of each page), and generally get your questions and comments...