Another quick portrait of my friend as he drives us to San Francisco. I couldn’t imagine that I would have two good friends and those two friends would become friends as well. I also can’t believe that I would actually go on a trip with other people. I can honestly say going to San Francisco was one of the best experiences of my life. I hope that I am able to go back with these guys. Someday I’ll go back on my own and explore but I would truly be grateful if the two of them would still be my friends in the future.
Enjoy true friendship,
P.S. not my best portrait but I’m practicing and doing my best to improve.
Took this shot of my friend while we were arriving in San Francisco. I really enjoyed it as I know he’s one depressed mofo and that moments where all three friends can hang out are moments where he doesn’t have to be in that mindset. So I would title this photo as “beautiful escape”.
I don’t take many photos of people but I am doing my best to change that. Focusing on portraits in order to further my skills. Hopefully, I can continue to express myself and others through my shots.
A spur of the moment shot I took while on a long journey. There has been a lot of road work being done thus there is a lot of words being spray painted on the ground. I like the shadow from my leg and how my foot nearly touches the arrow. Either I will turn left or defy directions. This is me exploring the possibilities of street photography and me becoming more comfortable in front of the camera.
Felt better today but I have a feeling I will need to take things slow tomorrow as well. I was able to do more today, we will have to see how I feel tomorrow. Was able to shoot some baskets and do a little bag work. Im slowly pushing my body by doing flexibility training plus learning more effective stretches. Just focused on paving my path and fixing my health.
Stay true to you,
Daring myself to do more self-portraits as an experiment. I have noticed an increase in my confidence in myself and my photography. I like to explore the world, I ofen allow myself to get lost. Often I don’t bring my main camera, as I often leave when it’s very bright outside. I will the nex time I go on an adventure.
I was able to move up a gear but I put myself back down another gear. I still made progress but not much as I would have liked. I see this as me going backwards to move forward. It is a saying that I discovered for myself when I used to play video games a lot in my teens. I simply have to force myself more and more while doing the best work I can. The key is that I need to suffer. I need to suffer to feel life, to suffer through my work, and suffer through my fears to move ahead in life. There have been many setbacks but I will charge on until I can’t go up anymore gears. When I die I want to be able to die happy for a cause and be carried out on a shield. Not as a symbol of saddness but as a symbol of strength, courage, and honor. I am a man and I am a warrior fighting for his cause until the day he dies.
Be a warrior and suffer,
A little something different today. This photo was taken on a 4 mile walk I took with a family member who was happy enough to pose for me. I’m still learning but I enjoyed the process of directing a model and taking photos of someone else.
Today, I’ve learned a lot. I was able to discover that I truly need to rest physically and stretch my body out even more. I do yoga once in a while but I need to do it every other day or at least a few times in a week. Anyway, I am exploring my mind and body as I go through the process of self improvement.
My next task is a self assigned writing assignment that I am doing. I have to be brutally honest with myself and write down the truths that I secretly acknowledge but don’t want to accept.
I had a good amount of fun today and went through a few challenges but I still love the process.
Go after your goals and kick ass like Rocky,
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,
Exploring reality and myself while getting out of the house. I am starting to realize some answers to questions that I have always asked myself. It’s becoming clearer to me as what to do with everything in my life. Slowly but surely I am making the necessary changes to live a better life. I know that there is a giant wave of negativity coming my way soon, however, I will not let this wave destroy me.
It’s easier said than done but I will continue to go like Eagles did against the Patriots. I’m willing to bet it all to capture every 1st down until I get into the end zone. I won’t rest until the job is done even if I have to fight every minute. I will not breakdown until all my problems are behind me.
This photo represents my journey going through life. I may be at a standstill but I am a bridge that will allow me to get to somewhere better. I enjoy this photo a lot because of the good day I was having and the overall style of the photo.
Fly like an eagle,
Growing up I hardly ever took photos of people. Being a shy introvert I took photos of nature, machines, etc. I did however, take a few photos of people at a wedding. Overall, this helped me develop taking photos of architecture and Industrial subjects.
Recently, I’ve been taking photos of people more. My little cousin has graciously accepted being my model. I am expanding my photography skills by doing this. I am becoming less shy when I have a camera in my hands. I even take photos of my tennis partners when I waiting to play.
Not only am I doing portraits but also action photography. I’m doing everything I can to get better. I take portraits everyday now and study each shot. I need to work on my backgrounds and composition. I hate “staged” photos so I ask whatever model I use to act natural. I talk to them while I take photos. This is great experience for when I’m ever working with a paid model.