Walking Tall

Doing what I’m suppose to do. I am having a hard time balancing passions, work, and college. I need to work on my body more so I can physically do more. It’s a real challenge since I’m on my feet 100% of the time at work and constantly moving. It does help me so in the end, I need to work on my diet and everything that I do after work.

I’m a photographer and a writer, I’ve given myself six months to show some results or I’ll set both down and move on. They will forever be my passions but I understand not every passion can be successfully made into a career. This is my one shot and I have to understand that and get uncomfortable to truly succeed in this field.

Time for sleep…Peace,

David

Endless Dedication

Gotta Take the Shot

To get anywhere in life, you must take a shot at whatever you are trying to do. “You miss every shot you don’t take”. It takes dedication to the craft as much Michael Jordan and basketball or Al Pacino and acting. It may not happen over night, but at some point one of your shots will make it in.

I have to realize this as I prepare to buy my first DSLR. I started off with a Mario camera then to point and shots before using cellphone photography then evetually to a superzoom camera. I’ve used DSLRs before and I’m like an addict. I see one and I have to play with it. I get lost as I capture the world almost all people ignore through the unique viewfinder called my eyes.

I’m dedicated to my craft and willing to invest into my passions. Buying a domain for this site is just the beginning. I’m at the line preparing to take my shot as it’s my turn.

Take your shot,

David

When Money Comes More Choices Follow

When to Go?

I’m looking at my situation from a different angle than normal. Hence this photo taken at a low angle. This Hall receives a lot of traffic but not once have I seen bend down and take a shot in this building besides myself.

Anyway, I enjoy the interior design of this building. The floors are highly reflective and the windows let in good light. What you don’t see is that the architecture teachers made sure that the building was designed in a way that you can see some of the inner workings. I’ll try to capture a photo in the future to showcase the cold beauty of this place.

I’m exploring the option of buying the domain name for this website in order to showcase my work and have more control. Also exploring buying the domain name for a blog that I may monetize in the future. I’m still thinking about both options but I have given myself until tomorrow to think about it.

Common questions ring inside my mind. “Am I ready?” “Should I monetize a blog from the get-go?” Yada yada. Now that I have steady money coming in I have more difficult choices to make. I am leaning towards yes to the questions I asked myself. As I aspire to be a writer and a photographer. I don’t have official experience in either one. But if I do what I want I will get some experience that may get me to where I want to go.

After writing this I decided to say yes and I will set my plan in motion tomorrow after I get off work. I’ll do a bit more research and complete the cosmetic stuff. It takes little acts of courage daily to truly go where you want to go.

Besides that, I will be posting everyday on this blog from now. It will be challenging but it is apart of what I truly love to do.

About time to go.

Live free and happy,

David

Reflection

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I love the architecture at and around Sacramento City College. I love going there when there’s not a lot of people and just snapping away. Whenever I have my camera with me I often take a few shots of a subject from different angles. It was a bit difficult to fit the whole building into the shot with my phone. I’m glad I took the time to be patient and experiment.

Took today to reflect on somethings before I start to get busy. I was able find something to aim for, things to sacrifice, and goals that can drive me to accomplish them. I still have more things to think about before the day is over but I’m not rushing it. Slowly but surely I’ll understand what I need to do.

Have fun and reflect,

David

D93 – Going Slow

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Went to my college for the first time in a while. Caught this after playing tennis and I was thankful that this place was open during spring break.

Had some chest problems today so I kept it slow today. I walked to the library and back plus a quick cardio exercise. I’m feeling better but I’m going to be resting for the rest of the night. Something has to change as I have to get more done and be less stressed at the same time. It’s a difficult task but I’m doing the best that I can with what I have.

Strive for your best everyday,

David

 

D65 – Fake Hustle

DSC00265-01.jpegI realized that I am making a lot of changes in my life but I found that I was content. I can’t be content there is more to change and to do. I am creating more but it’s not enough to label it as truly productive. I’m still not giving it my 100% effort. Someone called me out on it and I have accepted that I have been lazy and a bit of a dreamer. I’m slowly changing, but I’m picking up the pace to make sure my changes will last until I have to change again for the better.

Gotta keep moving which is why I took this photo. You have to move on from the past, get away from the present and move to the future you want. Everyday counts, everything you do must not be in vain or a short term pleasure.

I’m moving and I swear on everything I love that I will have the future that I want.

Go with love,

David

D62 – Unconventional Day

DSC00314-01.jpeg┬áTesting what I can do and how I could show a subject I’ve taken before in a different angle/light. I used to follow the principles but they should be at least treated as guidelines rather than set rules as you can break them.

Walked 7+ miles today, I really pushed myself, however, my body wasn’t as physically tired as it normally is after a long walk. Hopefully, that is due to me Getting stronger and my body adapting to longer walks.

It’s a process you simply have to do everyday and keep your head down as when you look up eventually you will see how far you have gotten. If you keep looking you may improve slower or simply stop what you are doing.

Honestly, I’m happy as I start to build my path better thus making my life better. My family’s life is getting better as well as I continue to improve and develop as the man that I truly am.

Dare to be unconventional,

David

D57 – Getting There

IMG_20180223_101649-01.jpeg┬áMy path seems to be clear but at the same time I can’t see it until I walk further ahead. It’s challenging but it must be done to truly become the best version of myself. Still trying to find my uniform but not letting anything stop me from walking forward.

This photo was taken on a 5 mile walk I took. I was exploring and found the type of shot I wanted to take. It’s as simple as that.

What’s your uniform for greatness?

-David

D53 – Center: Moving Line

IMG_20180218_104055.jpgExploring paths and playing with shadows. Went out a little later than normal so no one was around at this time. I captured this subject from various angles. I was working with lines as well and I accomplished what I was seeking to do.

I discovered my love of moving or rather I realized my love for moving. I didn’t realize this as I can’t run at the moment and I have a lot of things on my plate that force me to not be in the best mindset all the time. That’s changing but that’s due to my progress on my journey to the strongest version of myself.

I’m still exploring who I am but I am getting a better grasp every single day when I do a new activity, an old one with a new mentality and when I have time to truly think.

Explore the depths,

David