Moments

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This was done with my Cybershot as I waited for my time to cross the street. So it was fast but was able to capture the whole building with dark shadows and reflections. I do a lot of spur of the moments shots and I don’t know what I end up with sometimes. 

I shot and shot look through the gallery then keep shooting and I’m usually pressed for time. I keep it loose and flexible. I might walk by a building take several shots and I will look at it when I have a moment of peace. If I don’t like what I see I go back when I don’t have anything to do and take my time with the shots using the right angles. 

This was a shot of a library near the college I attend.

Pursue knowledge friends!

_David

Live with it

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This shot is of a pawn shop in Northern Sacramento. I only had about a minute to capture the shot with my Cybershot. I have it colored here as I liked the colors present. On Instagram I changed it to black and white but was 50/50 on it. Meaning I’m not too sure I like it in black and white. We are our worst critics. So I do the best I do and try not to worry about it. If I am not comfortable with a shot I don’t share it and stare at it to understand what I like or what I don’t like about the shot.

I debate with myself and at times I just livr with the shot. I keep the shot go back to the location and fix what I didn’t like about the first shot. Like I said before all art is trial and error. Just got to do it! I can positive thats all I can truly do.

So I hope you have the ability to keep yourself smiling through all the doubt and bs. 

Keep smiling!

_David

Home sweet home

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A residental shot! Something different than the norm. Working with spacing and lighting at the moment. I wanted to keep the shot simple which I believe I did. The house looks old but not too old yet has a lot of character. It wasn’t built in the best spot but its a hidden beauty most would ignore. 

Did this with my Cybershot rather quickly because I had to leave. This was the spur of the moment shot. I typically don’t do residental but I’m experimenting with other genres in the architectural niche. 

I’m going to have to release one post today so to make up for it I will do three posts on Wednesday (tomorrow for me).

Take care and have a wonderful night, 

David

Simple Beauty 

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This building was one from my past as well. I used to go to it when made runs for the ladies at my grandmother’s nail shop when I was much younger. It’s not bad of a building, it does it’s purpose. The spacing on sign is a bit off but it’s been like that since I first saw it many years ago.

It was done with my Cybershot, didn’t have much time but was able to capture the image I wanted. I’m trying to keep it simple. Very little editing as well. Mostly switching it from color to black and white(which you can view on my instagram). I keep it colored on here because it could be either way as I am still loving this shot. 

Editing should be like make up for women. Make up should only enhance beauty not create it. Editing should only enhance the beauty you have already captured(unless you do abstract). Thats my philosophy anyway, you don’t have to follow it if you don’t like it. 

Took a lot of photos today (about 123) returned to college so was able to do various forms of photography while on campus. I always love to experiment and always try not to limit myself in whatever I do.

Will post two times a day like I stated before. Will start posting earlier if I am able to.

Have a great night! Enjoy life

-David

Head up with focused eyes

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You miss all the shots you don’t take. You should always keep your head up and should always be looking around. When you have a shot or an idea wait then take it when you are ready. 

This was done with my Cybershot around 7pm. The sun looked just right to me and took the time to shoot a few shots. Typically don’t shoot sunsets but it felt right this time. 

You might not take the best shot every time but you should try to shoot a lot. Photography is trial and error. You just have to keep shooting everyday and study your craft.

Have to go study my craft now so have some fun!

-David

Memories

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This is a shot of a church I used to pass a lot when I was a child. I took the shot from distance because I’ve never seen the building up close. I wanted to share how I have always seen the building. Thus the dark shadows included in the shot help me out.
I’ve been able to go back to places from my childhood which seems to do wonder for my mind. I’m now able to capture buildings that mean something to me. I hope to be able to capture even more before they are destroyed or redesigned.

This shot was done with my Cybershot. I’ve been using it even more I just have to carry extra batteries with me (it takes four). I simply love it because it gives me the opportunity to create my art and to show who I am truly are. 

Have fun!

-David

Light in your life

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No matter how hard life gets just keep moving forward. If you have to fall then fall forward so when you get back up you will be ahead. Be positive and go out there to get what you want without hiding who you truly are. 

This was done inside Lowe’s, which is a hardware store. I shot it with my ZTE phone. I wanted to emphasize the lighting while working with a human rather than architecture. I’m enjoying the new struggle of adding human elements to my interior shots. Sometimes it works other times it doesn’t. It’s all about how much I get out there and shoot. The message is there is always light in your life even though you may not see it.

I just got done doing a session outside with a model. It was the first time I worked with a model who wanted me to shoot their photos. They would like me to shoot portraits of them in the future. So I’m very excited, I will make a post about it sometime soon.

Have a great night/day,

David