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

Process

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A simple shot based on my influences in cinema. It’s an older shot but shows how I experiment with light and shadows. Took this with a Sony Cybershot.

Back after a long time away. Won’t be taking that long of a break again. Been working and adjusting to going to college as well. It’s a challenge I’m doing my best to juggle. It’s been one week so far and I handled it alright.

I have until the 7th to decide if I need to get rid of some things in order to be a better version of myself. Recently, bought Photoshop and Lightroom so I’ll be able to explore editing more. I have a bunch of faw files waiting for me to play with them on my desktop. I’m looking forward to doing so tomorrow afternoon. I’m commiting myself to my path and eliminating options to focus while also remaining open enough to allow myself to progress naturally through life.

 

That’s it for now. Peace!

 

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.

Road

Where am I going? Where have I truly been? I don’t know nor do I fully expect to. I want to fully know, but the harder I try the less confident I become. I am a writer, photographer, mentor, and artist. It’s out there in the universe, I’m trying but I could try even harder.

I haven’t brushed the lips of success yet. I do get discouraged but I keep going. I understand that if I stop then I might as well be a empty shell working a dead end job and never leaving to explore the world.

It’s hurt but that’s life. Traveling down the only road that I’ve ever known..

Sleep well,

David

Faith in Yourself

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Blazing a new path in life through trial and error. Breaking old habits to glue together some better ones before I send myself to own personal hell. I don’t have faith in a higher power, I have faith in myself. I believe that I will win the fight against myself and soar in the skies once again as I did so as a child. I feel like I am on the right trail and will not look back no matter what kind of pain I am in for. I will fight and I will survive as I have the eye of the tiger ;p.

Have faith in yourself..you can do it,

David

114 – New Day

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Took this shot around 7am, while on a four mile walk. I was fascinated with the scenery and took my time capturing this shot and others. I have a black and white edition but chose to showcase the colored one.

Spending more time outside and more doing actually doing things. I was able to take a step in the right direction but I have so much more work to do to get the results that I want. That starts with me changing daily habits from bad to good. I do have a few more bad habits that I’m starting to fix. I’ve taken positive steps towards doing that, however, I’ve had small failures changing. I see those failures as continuing challenges I take tackle everyday.

Embrace change,

David

D96 – Oppressed

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A shot I thought of when I was taking photos of flowers next to the tennis courts at my college. I got closer to the fence and shot it from a low angle. I did this to make it look like I was oppressed and it came out well. The leading lines are well done in the shot, I might try to take this shot again when I take photos of a live model.

Didn’t do much today, but I pushed myself physically and mentally. Trying to raise my math scores which is pretty challenging right now. My woes with math is reflected by this shot of oppression. My progress is slow but it’s getting there. I have another month to improve my scores. Haven’t done any writing besides this today. Will write another script and short story later tonight. Going to be exploring copy writing and other writing niches to try to improve my writing.

Working hard to improve all of my passions every single day. I have cut a lot of things out of my life and a few passions so I could focus on a small group of passions to explore as they fit together the most. When I just do things it makes everything much easier than doubting myself. It has been a problem for quite a while but it is getting better. It is a slow process that will probably take my whole life to fix.

Well I got to get moving now.

Stay fresh,

David

Day 83 – Nice

IMG_20180223_101349-01.jpegWas exploring a new area of the town I live in when two mormons rode by and greeted me. They were nice and simply rode away after saying “I’m fine thank you”. I believe it was around 10 am so the sun is out and peeking through the trees.

I’m exploring more and finding ways to take photos of people. It’s something I like and I’m doing it more. It’s a struggle as I am a shy introvert but I’m breaking out of my shell more when I have my camera.

The day is not over but I was able to push myself and I’ve completed more today than yesterday. I’m still operating at 65% but hopefully today I can get closer to 70% before midnight. I got rid of some toxic things and replaced them with relevant things and better habits. Got to explore more and develop some results before I go to bed for the last time.

Be kind not nice,

David