Assignments

Pah Nah Mah

Pah Nah Mah

I’M NOT EXACTLY SURE HOW, but in my 30-plus years of photography and fishing travel I have somehow missed out on one the world’s more fertile angling playgrounds. I’ve lurked around the perimeter of Panama, but until last week the stars have never properly aligned for entry. Thanks to Mike Fitzgerald and Joe Codd at Frontiers […]


2016 In Review

TWENTY-SIXTEEN WAS A BIG YEAR. New clients were booked, revenue milestones were reached, shutter clicks were off the scale, and the official year-end tally of My Butt In An Airline Seat surpassed 15,000 miles. In this video, you’ll find a smattering of my 2016 work from The Olympic Range to the Seychelles. Much appreciation to YETI and Frontiers International Travel, […]


Rivers and Fields

Rivers and Fields

WHEN ONE LIVES IN TEXAS, one might think that Idaho would be cooler in August. Right? The mountains, the desert, downtown Boise: anywhere in Idaho would be cooler than Austin, surely…right? I was really looking forward to my Idaho assignment a few weeks ago when Austin was pegging 100, every day; but a funny thing […]


Year of the Quail

Year of the Quail

AS I’VE WRITTEN HERE previously, there is a positive relationship between rainfall and quail hunting in Texas. Yes, there are habitat issues that can be blamed for their extinction in many areas east of IH-35; but on the quail factory ranches of west and south Texas, lack of birds in certain years just ain’t that […]


Far Flung

Far Flung

WHILE THERE AREN’T MANY new fly-fishing discoveries in this vociferous age of chatrooms, GPS, and social media; there are still a few “developed” spots so wild and remote that you feel a certain Captain Cook vibe when you first step ashore on a small island located 10 time zones from your home. The Seychelles have long […]


I’m Not a Scientist…But…

I'm Not a Scientist…But...

WHEN MIKE FITZGERALD CALLED and asked if I’d like to photograph a group of Frontiers clients heading down to Belize, I jumped at the photo-op when he explained that a sidebar of the mission would involve some tagging and genetic study led by The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. I’d never met or fished with their lead […]


Fifty Shades of Orange

Fifty Shades of Orange

THERE’S AN OLD ADAGE among upland bird hunters that goes something like this: When it rains in Texas, it rains quail… Profound, is it not? While big chunks of the state are still in a drought, by definition, there are a few pockets of Texas scrubland that received timely rainfall for quail nesting, and those counties […]


Have Camera, Will Travel

Have Camera, Will Travel

BACK IN EARLY DECEMBER I was hired to photograph a group of duck hunters at their private lodge in Northeast Arkansas. Like most member/guest operations, these gentlemen pour copious amounts of sweat and equity into their game, and the months of November, December, and January are set aside to reap the rewards. During my visit, they hunted […]


Go West, Young Man

Go West, Young Man

I LIVE IN TEXAS. And with the exception of a few put-n-takers in a couple of dam-fed rivers, we have no trout in Texas. And if you’re a magazine editor, or an art director, or a publisher who has perused my stock archive, you’ve probably noticed that trout and trout fishing images are relatively scarce […]


Opening Day

Opening Day

LAST FALL I DID an assignment shoot for Outdoor Life magazine where they asked me to pick out a place that dove hunters frequent and capture the experience of opening day. I chose Hondo, Texas. That published spread has just come out in the magazine, so I now have the green light to share a few images from that shoot. […]


Timber Mallards

Timber Mallards

Last month I had occasion to photograph scenes that I haven’t seen since I was a kid: muddy water standing beneath towering oaks, rings of ice around the trunks, and flocks of mallards working and calling and spiraling down through the canopy. I do love hunting ducks on the bay, but green timber mallards hold […]


2013 In Review

2013 In Review | Tosh Brown Photography from Tosh Brown Photography on Vimeo. Happy New Year, photo buyers and friends! 2013 was a great year and I appreciate your interest in my work. My 2014 calendar is filling in nicely with new destinations, clients, and challenges. I’m looking forward to the road ahead.


Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar

With stark clarity I remember my first encounter with a digital camera. I was shooting (film) on a quail hunt in West Texas in 1999 when one of the guests showed me his new shiny new Konica Minolta with its ergonomically funky design and “state of the art” four megapixel image processor. He said, “The […]


Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Fly Fishing in Salt Waters roosterfish feature 2012 was a great year filled with lots of photo-ops. As I tally up the columns I’m also happy to find another decent up-tick in sales. That’s three years running so maybe I’m some sort of lagging indicator of a stronger economy. Thanks to all of you who license my […]


Private Photo Assignments

Recently I’ve been booking a few private assignment shoots for folks that want a unique and lasting record of a special gathering of friends, clients, or family. I’m offering that program again this fall and here’s how it typically works: You schedule a cool event or trip that involves hunting, fishing, or outdoor activities I […]


Roll Camera

Roll Camera

Chad Belding hucking shells In April I traveled to the deepwood hinterlands of Bastrop County, Texas for two days of shooting with the Sportsman Channel. Their plan was to gather a selection of their television talent and devise natural sets for both videography and still images. My role in the project involved three different scenarios: […]


The 2010 Holiday Grab Bag

The 2010 Holiday Grab Bag

Instead of showing you some cool new stuff that I shot in November (which I don’t have, because I was playing hooky in a deer blind) I’m now going to shift gears and thank the folks that have allowed me to perpetuate my twenty-five-year existence without cubicles, neckties, or shiny shoes. So, without further adieu, […]


Two Oceans in Two Weeks

Two Oceans in Two Weeks

I try to avoid back-to-backers, whenever possible. Pack, depart, return, unpack, wash clothes, repack, depart, return. This time, however, it was unavoidable. The first trip involved the extremely busy schedules of nine people, and the second trip involved tarpon fishing dates that have been carved in stone since 1991. I shall now apologize to my […]


Point!

Point!

Folks who know me will attest that quail hunting is one of several things that I get all yippy about. Unfortunately the 2009-10 Texas bird crop wasn’t much to yip for. After two consecutive blistering summers there were scant few coveys and lots of bird dogs and hunters riding the bench. I actually went the […]


Stepping Into Fall

Stepping Into Fall

Opening Day I had big plans in September to spend quite a bit of time in the field with doves, dogs and camera gear. In Texas, dove season typically brings a change in the weather, and this year we were needing one in a big way. After months of parched pastures, dusty roads, dry tanks, […]