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Brian Hirschy

Brian Hirschy



Brian is a working photographer living in Western China who has a passion for teaching photography, participating in the growing photographic community, and when he has the chance - helping NGO’s in Southeast Asia communicate their stories – all in an effort to actively do good rather than complain simply complain. In late 2009 Brian helped start a company that facilitates socially-conscious one-of-a-kind Lumen Dei photo tours throughout Tibet – providing socially responsible and culturally non-destructive photo opportunities throughout the region. Brian’s passion is unique photos of unique places and people while distinctly focusing on the humanity, uniqueness, sensativity, human connection, and creativity that is found in every culture. Brian especially enjoy showing the dichotomy of modernization and it’s effects, both good and bad, on those cultures experiencing it for the first time. Furthermore, Brian enjoys telling the stories that make people who they are all while providing opportunities for people to get involved in helping others while continuing to serve the NGO communities of Southeast Asia.
  • D700
  • D90
  • D70s (on permanent lone to whoever needs it)
  • Kodak Duaflex II
  • iPhone 4
  • Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8
  • Sigma 18-55mm f/2.8 (hands down Sigma's beset lens!)
  • Nikkor 24-55mm f/3.3 (old school)
  • Nikkor 50mm f/1.4
  • Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8
  • Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8
  • All sorts of other things...
  • ThinkTank Retrospective 20 (2x)
  • ThinkTank Airport Airstream
  • ThinkTank Streetwalker HD backpack
  • Benro 2 meter Tripod
  • Three Legged Thing - Brian - travel tripod
  • All sorts of Manfrotto light stands
  • Paul C. Buff Triggers
  • Nikon SB900 Speedlite
  • Nikon SB24 Speedlite (2x)


Published July 22nd, 2011

Now that people are pouring into the world of Google+ there are very few things left to really say that haven't been covered in the last few weeks.  With the hundreds of tutorials floating around, Scott Bourne trying scare the crap out of everyone, and millions of parents everywhere asking "What's a circle and how do I put you in it?!" Google+ has burst onto the main stage and left many photographers and bloggers asking how it fits into their online presence.

As new technology enters the "market" we are constantly facing new questions:  What's the benefit? What amount of time should we pull away from old technology (Facebook, flickr, Myspace) and dedicate to the new?  Is it worth it?  Do we have time?  Another dangling carrot?  Often how fast we determine how to leverage technology, and specifically social media based produces, can determine it's success for us.

Since Tech Tuesday is about "Technology for Photographers" and well... since Google+ is decidedly technology, provided belo ...

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