Editing

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This shot features bushes and trees on a cloudy day. I edited this photo in Lightroom to be much darker in order to create a whole new image. I can see some of my mistakes and have some ideas about how I would edit this photo better. I really enjoy taking gothic-like photos as it fits my personal taste. Hoping to continue to explore Lightroom and photography more.

Getting ready to explore my options as my probation period ends in fourteen days at the retail job. I don’t want to stay because it sucks but some of my co-workers are amazing. It will cause me some grief when I leave, however, it is something I have to do because the company I work for really sucks and I know leaving will help my mental health. Anyway, follow your own path.

 

Stay fresh,

 

David

Calm

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Experimented with nature and the color blue one decent day as I walked. The blue could pop more, which is something I will work on when I boot up Lightroom the next time.

Doing my best to stay calm in stressful situations. I actually got a lot done and hope to be able to do more tomorrow. Hanging out with a co-worker/friend for a while outside of work was pretty cool. I’m able to be myself without restraining myself due to being in the workplace. Working hard to become better and do better. Chasing the best version of myself slowly.

Was able to start riding my motorcycle with confidence. Will continue to develop a better mindset that will enable me to stay cool, calm, and collected.

 

Peace,

David

Exploring

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Was making my home and noticed this little guy resting on a fence near an empty field. I captured many shots of this little critter. I like this shot a lot but I don’t believe it’s the best shot that I captured with this subject. I am simply exploring my photography skills and my camera.

Working on my career when I am not at my retail job. I am exploring what will help me in the future and what I can do now to create the future that I want. It’s hard but it is a worthy challenge. I have to remind myself of why I am doing all the things that I am doing and it helps me get through the difficult times(especially at the retail job).

I hope that my path beings to unblur, unlike this little guy.

Have fun,

 

David

Back

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Took a short break, but I’m back on schedule to do daily posts again. Since the last time, I posted anything I’ve upgraded to a Nikon D3300. It’s my first DSLR and I bought it entirely with my hard earned cash. It truly felt great to do so, I took it on a 6-mile walk and captured about 700 photos. I’m still adjusting to it and learning about it. Will need to find the manual online soon. Was able to publish my first post for Unotaku.net and the second one will be published soon.

I truly learned how to work on a deadline to be considered an active writer for the website. Besides that, I’ve been doing my best to pursue photography/filmmaking full-time and will be applying to jobs related to both fields. It should be easy to apply just have to update my resume and press send. I’m fully committed to this journey and willing to invest in it. If I fail so be it, I can always pick myself up and try again.

That’s it for now but stay tuned for more tomorrow.

Peace,

David

 

P.S. I still have to finish designing this website.

Having Fun

Talked about cameras with a person who really knew his stuff. It was a lot of fun and had me itching to upgrade my current setup even more. Currently, debating on getting a Canon t6 or a Nikon D3300. I will make a decision by Thursday. It’s a tough choice, do I go with the cheaper option or the most recommended option? Is a question that’s been haunting me all day.

Anyway, this photo is a bit older. I was experimenting with editing and the color yellow. I left the man walking in the shot because of his yellow shirt. It seemed to fit the flower. I like the spider web that’s wrapped around the stem. I enjoy this shot and hope to continue to take better shots.

Have fun,

David

Simple Beauty & Purpose

I enjoy capturing the simple beauty of life through roses. Their beauty doesn’t last long but it ages well until the day it dies. It doesn’t fight the natural law of living. This shot as reflects my love for playing with shadows and the film noir genre of films. One day we will all die and that is a fact of life. I will not fight death but I will fight life to live long enough to get my fill. It scares me but it is something that I’ve come to terms with.

I hope to someday be able to capture models using this method of heavy shadows. I find women from back in the 40s and 50s to be highly more attractive. Anyway, this will be a goal that I will accomplish soon. Hopefully I’ll be able to do it before this year is up.

Purpose

I am here to tell stories/create, compete, dominate, and to travel. This is my self designed purpose that calls me into the put of fire called motivation, dedication, and discipline. It’s taken me a while to come to terms with who I truly am and what I actually want to do with my life.

Through this job I currently have I’ve been able to buy the things that I need. In a few weeks I’ll be able to buy a DSLR which I will use to improve my photography and my art. I did not pick an easy path but knowing me that’s the perfect way. This job had taught me a lot and I’m more motivated than ever to get out there in the world. I just have to take it step by step and someday I will realize that I am now running free on the path that I made for me.

Be honest,

David

Pursuit of Happiness – 1

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I haven’t explored much color photography since I was using a point and shoot camera as a child. I feel like I allowed the yellow rose to stand out against the brigher colors in the background. It’s a successful shot to me, I would like to return to this shot and use a blurring effect on the background.

I was able to push myself and walk 8 miles in two hours today. Didn’t lift weights like I wanted to but I will tomorrow. It’s a slight setback that is totally my fault. Been losing weight thanks to walking and my job that has me on my feet for most of the time.

I am working on becoming the greatest version of myself so I can truly be proud of myself and my life. Going to be launching a new blog soon so I’ve been doing research and examining what I am trying to do with each blog I operate.

I am continuing college with the goal of graduating with an Associate degree in Film. I am interested in getting a job in the media while working on my photography and writing. It’s not the best degree but it’s the one that I chose to stick with. I’m also keeping my options open and may explore coaching basketball. However, I am aiming to become a professional writer, photographer, and filmmaker. I don’t know how to become one but I am taking time to explore what I want to do. I am walking the path that I laying down as I go.

This is how I work best as if I try to make a schedule I won’t follow it 100% of the time. I am allowing myself freedom while disciplining myself to do things that may not want to but they are necessary for where I want to go in life.

That’s all folks. Have a great day/night,

David

 

In the Shadows

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Understanding that I must take ownership for my life and all the things I’ve done is something that truly has hit me since I started working this new job. I am cutting things out that I don’t need since I just don’t have any time as I am working four am to one pm shifts for four days a week. I only have about eight hours every day when I come home after work to do what I need to. I am still adjusting to the job so I often take a two-hour nap.

I really don’t want this job but I’m keeping it up until I am able to find a new job. Hopefully, it will be in a career field that I actually want to work in. For now, I am doing my best to do what I need to at work to make money and raise capital for the things that I truly want to do. It’s not easy but no one said that it would be. I am at fault and I accept that. However, I will not simply lay on back and accept life. I will raise to do the things that I want to do before I open my eyes and I’ve spent my whole life working this job.

My goal is to be able to take my photography and my writing and turn them into a full-time career. I’m starting by writing for an anime-based website for free and will be hosting my own anime/manga blog very soon while still maintaining this blog. I will probably buy a domain name for this site and make it truly mine. I have to do some more research but I will make a decision by tomorrow.

I am in the shadows now but with small acts of confidence, I will shine. As I love this!

Do what you love and want you can truly be great it,
David

A Little Color

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I’m playing with color more even though I often want to switch photo to black and white. This is not my favorite photo but I enjoy the warm colors present in the shot. I would go back and edit it better. I am noticing all the flaws as I write this post. I’m simply trying things in my pursuit to improve my photographic skills.

I’ve been walked 3 miles every morning, it’s a great way for me to start the game. I’m working hard to better my mental and physical health. Sacrificing things as well, my room is looking more and empty as each day goes on. I’m sacrificing all the things that either bring me joy or it’s just something to just watch. It’s incredibly different but I’m learning to fight the suffering to improve my life and myself. It’s a day-to-day process that I will not give up even after I get what I want. I want to be great so I must become great and with that sacrifice is important.

Take time to smell the flowers,

David