Welcome to the Alison Brown Photography blog! See below for my most recent blog posts.

Tips For Visiting Yosemite in the Winter

February 09, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
If you're like me and born and raised in California, then your winter living/driving skills are likely limited. I'm from the San Francisco Bay Area and have only lived in other mild places like Santa Barbara and Australia. So when I was preparing for a winter trip to Yosemite National Park, I found it hard to find the information I needed to feel c...
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The Ultimate Guide for a Magical Couples Session

January 16, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Have you been wanting to do an engagement shoot, a couples session, or thought about maybe even eloping, but you don't know where to begin? This guide is meant to help couples plan for and feel confident about going in front of the camera so you can have fun while we're together. If You Look Good, You'll Feel Good Too Ladies - even if you aren't i...
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Branding Photography: What is it, and why is it useful?

June 25, 2018  •  1 Comment
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou As a photographer, I strongy believe in the power of visual communication. Whether this communication takes place through photos or videos, the use of visual multimedia helps people feel a con...
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Can Coral Reefs Adapt to Climate Change?

April 14, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
By Alison M. Brown Coral reefs are some of the ocean’s most spectacular attractions. Their vibrant, glistening colors are hard to miss, especially with the right kind of the sunlight. But coral reefs aren’t just aesthetically pleasing, they also provide unique habitats for 25 percent of all marine life and act as a primary source of food and incom...
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5 Ways to Live a More Sustainable Lifestyle

March 25, 2017  •  1 Comment
By Alison M. Brown If you've read the news lately, you've probably seen the proposed cuts to the US Environmental Protection Agency, the dismantling of energy efficiency programs, rollbacks on drilling regulations, and the repeal of a law preventing mining companies from dumping coal in streams. Unfortunately for the environment, this news is rath...
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How does shark finning affect the ecosystem?

March 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
By Alison M. Brown Sharks are some of the ocean's most fascinating creatures. They are one of the planet’s oldest, with the first evidence of sharks dating back to over 450 million years ago. Over 400 species exist today, which range from 8 inches to up to 40 feet in length. While great white sharks are the most feared by humans, it’s not commonl...
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Trekking in Mù Cang Chải, Vietnam

November 22, 2016  •  2 Comments
By Alison M. Brown If you've seen photos of Vietnam, you've probably come across images like you see below. The Northern regions of Vietnam are filled with captivating rice fields that span as far as the eye can see. The terraced rice fields are best to visit in September since that's right before the harvest season in October. If you go after Sep...
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Travel is the Only Thing You Buy that Makes You Richer

September 01, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
By Alison M. Brown Half-way through my last quarter in college, a couple friends and I explored a local hostel in Santa Barbara, California. One of the walls was decorated with a brightly colored mural, depicting a life-size map of the world. "Let's go on a trip after graduation," I said to my friends. "I'm going to close my eyes and wherever my...
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