D49 – Reflection

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Explored a new are today and caught this photo while on this adventure. I’m working up to walk 4 miles a day, at the moment I walk two and a half miles. I enjoyed playing with the shadows and nature as I was deeply thinking. I am focusing on not being lazy with the photographs and plan the shots out more.

Watched the NBA All-Star game and was highly disappointed in more than one way. I realized I that I must take my craft seriously every single time I pick up my camera and I must put out the best work I can every single time I upload something. Also, I need to relax and be more laid-back and enjoy life.

Things are starting to become clearer to me and my path is starting to form as I dig through life. Made some changes but I must change more things to become the best version of myself.  I will continue to work smart and to work hard, this is my promise to myself.

Live well,

David

D48 – Experience

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Had a great day pushing myself to the physical limit. However, I explored the mental aspect of life as well. I walked four miles + and had a lot of time to think and explore my desires. Afterwards, had a great time meeting up with a friend. We discussed politics, philosophy and psychology. It got me to think deeply about everything and I found the answers but I have to still explore to find the proper solutions for each problem I have.

Keeping it simple and ending it here.

Have a great life,

David

D47 – Reality: Into the Unknown

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This photo was taken on a foggy morning on a bike path that I normally walk down. I like how the fog further helps me to not know what is around the corner even more. I keep to the right side to avoid the cyclists and the fog is clear enough to see anyone walking close to me. The thing is I enjoy not knowing and I enjoyed the unexpected. I like to be the one that does something unexpected as I understand that life is full of surprises so why fight it?

Been thinking deeply today about myself and my life. Went deep and discovered I know exactly who I am but not I must discover who I want to be and who I don’t want to be in 3 to years. I will use the fear of not being the wasted version of myself to motivate myself to the best version of myself as I would rather die than become a blight to the world and be a worthless man.

Things are changing and they are changing right now. I’ll only talk about them after I do them but I am attempting to take myself out of my comfort zone and explore the “truths” and the “lies” I believe or have been told. This is my path to becoming a better version of myself and a small step to becoming the greatest version of myself. For that I need vision and I need action. Today, I take small actions as I decide to do small things in order to take a few steps towards a larger goal.

Off to the starting line,

David

D46 – Fail and Fail again

IMG_20180129_123848.jpgA truly challenging day mentally as I continue to reach deep down to discover the truths that only I can search for and find.

This photo came to fruition as I was walking on a path frequented by retirees and cyclists. No one got in my way nor bothered me as I took shots. I was working with angles and lines while thinking of new ways for me to capture them. I know I did a good job and I have proud of it. I will continue to improve but for now I need to get to the drawing board of life.

Have a good, fun, and safe night/day,

David

Day 45 – Walk Through Your Mistakes

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Took this photo recently and wanted to experiment with angles. I am testing out how to evoke emotion from my photographs, a few of the new ones do give off some uncomfortable emotions. It’s something I am exploring with keeping it simple and paying attention to the background.

I admit I’ve been lazy with creating in general and life. But no more, it’s a struggle but I’m getting up and making changes everyday that will enable to live a better life and become the strongest version of myself.

Play through your mistakes,

David

Day 44

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Just going out there and seeing what I can do. I took this photo a while ago but recently edited it. The focus is yellow and the grittiness of the light rail. It’s a simple shot that I enjoy. I am aiming to simply create things I want to do, even if no one checks the photos out or this blog. Every piece of art is a hit or miss, instead of feeling down I use this as a little gas for motivating myself to go further and create even more.

Just going to keep it simple today with the little insight of my life. I’m exploring my options and problems to come up with the right decisions for me. I’m planning with my mind on many steps ahead so I never lose sight of where I truly want to be. So basically, I’m investing in the long term even if I have to struggle now. That’s it for now, back to editing.

Always speak from your heart without guilt or shame,

David

Day 43 – Start

DSC05295.jpg Had a great day realizing what weakness of mine that I needed to work on. At times I take things too seriously and can say some things in the wrong tone. Working to rid myself of that weakness and speak from an open and honest heart while not attacking anyone.

This photo is my attempt to explore interior architecture. I’ve taken a photo of this hall before but not at this angle. My goal was to show contrast, invoke an emotion, and to work with lines. I believe I accomplished all three to some degree. I do some things I may change the next time I capture this place.

Steadily, I am seeing an improvement in my photography and art in general. It’s an exciting thing to noice especially when you pour everything into your crafts.

D42 – Droplets of Happiness

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Editing more and more photos, trying to get better at my craft. The more I edit the more that I like it and find myself getting lost in the process. This photo simply came out of my obsessive need to capture flowers in certain stages. This shot was done early in the morning on a college campus. I was able to make the droplets stand out better than usual. I’m quite proud of this photo even if I can see how I would approach it differently the next time I took a shot like this.I don’t know about flowers in general, I simply capture them in no stereotypical ways. This stems from my first and currently only photography class I’ve taken when the teacher forbid us to take photos of flowers unless they were dead. This barrier actually fits my style better than if I took a photo of a healthy red rose.

Progressing into doing videos as well. Currently, I’m studying up on film-making in general mainly through YouTube, watching films, and shooting videos. I have a lot of video editing to do as well. Tomorrow will be an editing day and hopefully I’ll get a lot done. Been studying psychology, I’m still learning the basics of it through a used textbook. I’m really enjoying it even though it can be difficult to understand at times. I find myself understanding the more I read and review.  Overall, I am enjoying life more and taking one day at a day. This helped me out a lot mentally and hopefully will continue to do so.

Explore the world,

David

Day 41 – “Gothic”

This photo is of a wall with a lot of vines that I wanted to capture and make black in white to feature a darker subject. The idea was to create a “gothic” image. I was influenced by Tim Burton movies, Casper, and old Scooby Doo episodes. I am trying to experiment and showcase these interests/influences while creating my own style. It’s a work of progress that I seem to be enjoying a lot more now that I made some changes with my approach to photography.

I’m glad that I didn’t make the sky look white as I enjoy the darker sky. It helps to create the overall mood of the shot, a white background would make it seem too conflicting. I like this photo more by simply discussing it. I’m learning how to be more critical about my work and how to understand what I truly want to create. Baby steps into giant strides.

Have courage to press the shutter and explore your influences,

David

Day 40 – Experiment

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This photo was taken near seven pm in a field surrounded by a simple dullness the suburbs. I felt the field to be beautiful, I was used as a model for a few photos and also took photos of her in the field. It was the first time I worked with a “model”. It was a wonderful experience to learn from. I learned how to experiment with a short time amount of time. I enjoy the feeling of warmth from this photo. I took it a while ago but just edited it yesterday. I hope to be able to do much more people photography.

Go out and experiment,

David