Into the Black to Reach Your Dreams

Sometimes, we have to stay in the dark to reach the light. In light there is darkness and in darkness there is light. Even if your life is in the negative, break it down and see the postive side. Don’t be too hard on yourself, take it a step at a time. My little cousin told me this when I was shooting baskets with him. 

The story of this photo is your journey may be long, but it will be so worth it when you reach your goal. Keep going, never let your dreams get out of sight. If you can’t see the light then find a wall and let it guide you as you continue to walk in the right way.

Shadow of the Memory

Leaving a place for the final time after you spent so many years going there is a bit overwhelming. I have many memories here and I hope to have more before the end of the year. No matter where I go there, I always see flashes of memories of pain, one sided friendship, and growth. 

Shadows of Doubt

Will it go in or will she commit another fault? The shadows hide her face as she ponders this. Caught the ball as she was bouncing it. I felt like this shot would be better in black and white to convey doubt. The other players face is too far away, but he ponders the same question. I believe you need to breathe and simply focus on the task at hand. Forget the last shot and keep going. 

Pose of Victory

A tennis player showcases how he slices the ball. When it does it, it’s a pain to hit because you have to guess how the ball will land. We took a tennis class together, so I was able to see his grow from the beginning. I may edit this photo, I’m still experimenting since I want to improve as an artist in general. I’m still new to action photography, but whenever I am not playing I am capturing my friends playing. 

Natural frames with natural light

A frame within a frame featuring very little light. Working on a simple principle featuring things I normally take photos of but in a different way. I moved somewhere new and was inspired to capture it. It is very enjoyable to take photos even if some are bad, I will improve with each shot. My eyes are changing to suit my passions which helps me recognize better compositions.

Thinking about studying interior design a bit to better understand the inside of buildings. I will have to see if I can fit it into my schedule as taking photos, writing, other studying and doing social media is taking up all my time. I like the hustle but got to learn how to love it. Despite my struggles, I’m staying positive and not quitting even when the thought comes to mind. 

Stay true to who you truly are and never give up,

David