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Colby Brown
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I am doing a Twitter Chat with +TOSHIBA  in a few minutes that focuses on photography, travel, post processing and the business side of things. You can join in using the hashtag #KIRAbookchat and look for my questions to join in. We have 8 prizes (valued over $1000) from Toshiba, +Formatt-Hitech and X-Rite to give away for those joining the conversation.

My Twitter handle is @ColbyBrownPhoto:) 
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Any chance we'll get a recap?
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The Blood Moon - Lunar Eclipse

This is a composite of a sequence of photos I took the other night to capture the transformation of the Blood Moon here in Colorado, high up in the Rockies.

These shots were all taken with the +Sony  #a7r  and Canon 500mm f/4 telephoto lens. Next time I might opt for a true telescope that I can attach my camera to :)

#bloodmoon   #lunareclipse  
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Thank you for posting this magical experience. It was rainy and cloudy here and I was so disappointed!

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Yup...that should do it... #bloodmoon #lunareclipse
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"An Office With a View"

When it comes to testing new gear out in the field, I generally prefer to truly test the limits of what it is capable of. In the quest to find the best travel laptop, I spent the last few months testing +TOSHIBA's updated 2014 Kirabook in what I consider my "normal" situations. Here you can see me camping at the foot of a glacier in Iceland. Click on the link below to find out how the Kirabook fared in my travels.
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Lucky you! :)))
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"The Opera House a Glow"
Sydney, Australia

I am extremely excited to be returning to Australia next month to work on a number of projects, including a stop in Sydney to start things off. On May 17th I will be holding a post processing workshop at the Wacom HQ just outside the city. More info can be found below if you are interested...
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I am not!! Englis!! Yo hablo espa*ol!! Jejejeje
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Have him in circles
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I have enjoyed working closely with +Android over the last few months to help them with their "Google Camera" app release this morning for all Android devices running 4.4.

I have been using this software for while and have truly been enjoying the results, especially the Panorama and Photosphere modes which now can reach up to 50mp in size, which is drastically more resolution and detail then before!

For those not on 4.4, I am sure some sort of support will come to previous Android versions, but until then I will be pushing for all my phones to get 4.4 or higher so I can enjoy these features across all my devices!
Today we’re launching Google Camera, a new app for your Android phone or tablet that makes it easy to take quick photos and videos. And being behind the lens just got more fun with new creative picture modes.

Sleek Design. The 100% viewfinder gets out of your way while capturing the maximum resolution of the scene (no dropped pixels). And the extra large capture button is easy to press so your eyes never lose sight of the subject.

Lens Blur. Emphasize the subject while blurring the background for an SLR-like shot with shallow depth-of-field (or bokeh). You can even change the subject in focus after taking the shot.

Improved Panorama. New higher resolution panoramas capture the full width and detail of a scene.

Photo Sphere. Immersive 360 degree photo spheres let you look up, down and all at up to 50 megapixels! For the first time available on non-Nexus devices.

Google Camera is now available on the Play store (, and works on all phones and tablets running Android 4.4+ KitKat. We’re just getting started, and in the months ahead we'll make Google Camera available to more devices, helping make photography easier, faster and more fun.

Check out our Research Blog to learn more (
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I hate them SO much for not upgrading the galaxy nexus to 4.4 !!! :'(
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If you are around on Wednesday afternoon, join my Twitter Chat with +TOSHIBA where we will be talking about photography, travel and technology. We are also giving away nearly $1000 in prizes for those that can participate!

Leave any questions you have below that you want me to answer. If your question is selected, you might win some cool prizes!

Twitter Chat Details:
Wed. 4/16 at 5pmEST / 2pmPST
Over $1000 in prize giveaways...
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I'm not going to be available to attend, but I do have a question...

I've always thought that it's pivotal to find great subject matter to be able to take great pictures. That makes things hard with landscapes because some landscapes just aren't as interesting as others. Can you give any pointers/strategies on seeking out those stunningly impressive landscapes in areas you may be new to?
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The World From Above

The +Matador Network just published an epic list of 46 aerial shots from famous locations, such as the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park. This makes me want to take my drone out and capture more aerial work!
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Mini Review of 2014 13" Toshiba Kirabook

In the search for the perfect travel laptop for photographers, I recently spent some time with the new 2014 13" +TOSHIBA  Kirabook laptop. So how does it fair with it's i7 Haswell processor, 8gb RAM and 2560×1440 resolution touch display? Check out the mini review below to find out...
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PSA - Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 released

Mostly bug fixes and camera/lens profile additions. Oh yea...that whole Lightroom Mobile thing as well ;) 

You will need a CC subscription for enable the LR Mobile app that currently is only for the iPad. I have to wait for Android support.
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I played last night with this and can't wait to take it on a trip next month so I can edit photos at a deeper level before sharing on social sites. 
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Professional Photographer, Photo Educator, Author and Entrepreneur
Photography, Photo Education, Travel, Tour Leader, Author, Post Processing, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom
  • Matador Network
    Director of Photography, 2012 - present
  • The Giving Lens
    Founder/Managing Director, 2010 - present
  • Colby Brown Photography
    Owner/Photographer, 2006 - present
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Professional Fine Art Landscape, Travel and Humanitarian Photographer, Educator and Author
I am a professional fine art landscape, travel and humanitarian photographer/photo instructor and author that lives in Denver, CO with my amazing wife (Sarah), Son (Jack) and adorable dog (Denali). I get to travel the world and document some of the most beautiful locations on this planet. I teach photography workshops, webinars and digital editing classes all over the globe. I am lucky in the sense that I love my life, love my family and love what I do.

If you want to follow along with my adventures around the globe, check out my Instagram feed.

Want to learn how to utilize Google+ as a photographer? Check out my latest book Google+ for Photographers (Soft cover and e-version) where I show you how to create, maintain and grow your online presence on this engaging network. 

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How Can Learning Photography Change The World?

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