3rd Thursday Hands-on Workshop – Backyard Wildlife – June 20, 2019

Backyard Wildlife by Brien Aho

Brien Aho

TIME: 7-9 PM
DATE: Thursday, June 20, 2019
LOCATION: United Christian Church at 3500 West Parmer Lane, Austin, TX. 78727 – MAP

This is a members only meeting; however, if you’d like to join, please do so prior to the event, and you are welcome to attend.


7:00-7:15 PM Meet & Greet, (Put on your name tag!)
7:15-7:30 PM Meeting Announcements, New Member Introductions
7:30-9:00 PM Workshop with Brien Aho

Backyard Wildlife

This presentation will discuss the opportunities to capture fantastic images right in your backyard. Brien will show some of his imagery and talk about how he was able to capture compelling photos of the wildlife closest to us.

About Brien Aho

“I live for the simple pleasures in life. My children laughing, a good cup of coffee, a song that makes me sing along and reminds me of someone, somewhere. Being with my friends sharing moments in time. Chasing light and moments with a camera and sharing them with all the above. If I can do that all in one day it has been an extraordinary day. If I have only experienced one simple pleasure it was a good day.”
Most of Brien’s photos are portraits: snapshots of people that reveal the quintessence of human expression. He looks for the candid moment and shares it with the world. After being inspired by the 1985 National Geographic cover by Steve McCurry he hasn’t stopped trying to photograph the human spirit.

A proud father of 2 lovely daughters Sophia and Bailey, Brien is a native of St. Paul, Minnesota. He is an eighteen-year veteran of the “Black Team” at the Eddie Adams Workshop and was a student on the 2003 purple team. Brien retired from the Navy after 20 years as a Photojournalist and has photographed in 45 countries. As an instructor at the Defense Information School he helped to mold the future of military photographers. After graduating from the 2002 Advanced Military Photojournalism program at Newhouse School of Communications, Syracuse University, Brien started working as a combat photojournalist at Combat Camera, Atlantic where he completed tours in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay Cuba. He is a six-time first place winner at the Military Photographer of the Year competition in different categories and also won the prestigious Communicator Award for “The Road to Recovery” a photo documentary about burn patients recovery. Former President of the D.C. chapter of the National Association of Naval Photography, Brien co-founded and helped produce their annual 3 day photography workshop “The D.C. Shoot Off” a workshop open to all government and DOD military photographers. Brien has been published in numerous books, magazines and newspapers such as National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, GQ, Washington Post and the New York Times. His work appears in many books pertaining to the war in Iraq like the critically acclaimed ‘This Is Our War”. Brien lives in Austin Texas and is currently working for Precision Camera & Video.