Anything

architecture photography, street photography

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While I was waiting for my friends, I happened to choose this church as our meet up spot. I took several shots in my attempt to capture the whole building. This was the result of my best effort. I see now that I can go back and edit the photo to be lighter, however, I like how gritty the building looks. So I can honestly say that I am satisfied with this shot.

Going back to San Francisco on Friday and can’t wait to explore the city again with my camera. I will be doing a lot of walking but will probably stay in two general areas of the city. Been using a high incline on a treadmill every other day in order to better prepare myself for the streets of San Francisco as last time I went it was a bit of a struggle. I find it much easier to pack for the trip this time around.

I will be updating this post on Friday, I’ll probably be in my hotel room when I do so. Hopefully, I would have taken a lot of photos by then. Anyway, enjoy your life.

 

Peace!

-David

Up and Short

architecture photography, street photography

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Not my best shot but it is one that I enjoy. I hope to be able to get better as an editor as it is a huge part of being a photographer. There is a lot for me to learn and I will continue to do so. I won’t rush and get disappointed if I don’t see instant results. Patience and communication is key. I will be going back to San Francisco this week so hopefully I can have another shot at this building and others like it.

Doing my best to change and to sacrifice everything that I don’t really need so I truly pursue happiness. Slowly but surely I will see results. I simply have to keep my head up and smart small while keeping my purpose in my heart.

 

Keeping it short and hopefully it will become a habit again.

Peace,

David

Beauty & Some Change

architecture photography, black and white photography, street photography

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A shot I took as I walked to Chinatown in San Francisco. I really like the architecture of the city and I hope I will be able to capture some more shots the next time I go. I would have made the shot more symmetrical, however, I like the imperfection of this shot. There’s almost a dark feeling being presented with the flag waving slightly above the middle of the shot is a nice touch. The word “beautiful” comes to mind when I see this shot. I realize I truly love this.

Been thinking a lot but I still have some more to do. The most important part is to actually act on the results of my deep thinking sessions. There are going to be a lot of changes coming to my life and in result myself.

peace and be free,

David

Exploring

street photography

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A shot I took while on a walk. It’s another shot that I took when I first got my camera. I can see how I can improve it and thus will go back to take a better shot.

I’ve simply been exploring my work and my mind to see where I am going. More about that at a later time. Been breaking down hard questions to simpler ones to great success. I still have a lot more thinking to do.

Stay strong,

 

David

Knowledge

architecture photography, black and white photography, interior architecture

Sometimes the best teacher is yourself and a book. Other times it’s getting outside and living life. I’m anti-social introvert with the habit of talking too low and fast, which causes me to stumble over my words. I’m trying to overcome it, but I understand it takes time.

Every passion I want to turn into a career is a gateway to another thing and can be self taught rather easily. The more photos I capture pictures and experiment the better I get. The more I gain pencil mileage the better writer and artist I become. It’s a slow process that I will allow to consume me. As an iron addict once said, “you got to be obsessed with it” – CT Fletcher.

I realized a while ago I learn best when I am doing something hands on. I don’t like to sit in a classroom all day. This was also evident at my job when I was forced to watch videos all day. I actually learned more in one hour on the floor than I did while cramming a ton of videos.

Reading books is great for you, but you need to make time to write your own life story through your experiences. Your life is your story and only you can write it.

Experience and put it your mileage,

David

Walking Alone

architecture photography, black and white photography

Realized that I may walk alone but I am not lonely. I don’t have a true friend only people that I talk to or meet up with once on a while. I’m fine like that, I’m an introvert and my photography seems to showcase that.

I’m working on myself and I tend not to have time to do much else. I do spend time with my family when I can. Now, I’m exploring my options and diving deep into the technical side of my passions. Will be learning the inside and outside of cameras and technical photography terms. Also working on my grammar and sentence structure. A rough road is ahead of me, but I’m looking forward to the challenge.

Going to be looking for a new job as well.

Always be willing to learn as you are willing to teach. Peace,

David

Focus

architecture photography, black and white photography, interior architecture

Focus

The one thing about a nine to five job that I hate is not having time for anything else. Everyday but one did I fall asleep after work. I lose quite a bit of time because of that. I have had to sacrifice some things, but I will need to sacrifice some more. I need to realize I do have time to do what I want. I just have to get uncomfortable and push myself until the day I die.

At the moment, I’m focusing on my writing while doing what I can for my photography with what I have. It may take a few more checks until I can afford the one. I’m saving up for a Nikon D3300 or a D3400, depending on their cost when I have money. I understood what I have to do even when the path isn’t clear I at least know that I must take a step. So I’m focusing on taking one step at a time with my photography and writing.

I had to learn to budget better as well as how to buy what I need before what I want. That’s one reason why I’m not buying my camera out right. If I did, I wouldn’t have much left to do what I need to do. Even though a DSLR is one of those needs. So I should be able to take enough together after two or three if no big expenses get in the way.

So today, I’m starting to focus more on what I need and how I can better myself while working a retail job. I’m also searching for another job that’s more in the field that I want to be in.

Have fun,

David