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

 

Beauty

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Exploring beauty in it’s simple form. I had fun with this shot and simply like it for what it is.

A frustrating day but I pushed myself even after throwing up a bit. I’m working hard to develop myself and my life.

Peace,

David

Changes

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Going to update this blog daily again but with more focus on putting multiple photos in each post. This is a shot I took after walking past this area for a few days in a row. I wish I could have made the flower stand out more but I do like the shot.

 

DSC00013-01.jpeg I explored visual hierarchy with this shot. I enjoy this shot a lot, as it is probably the most creative photo I’ve taken with flowers as a subject. There are a few changes that I would make if I get another chance. I can see that my photography is growing gradually each time I view the photos for editing.

D 58 – Change

 

IMG_20180219_100438-01.jpegChoosing what is important and what isn’t important in the long run. Giving up what isn’t important is challenging, however, it’s worth it if I want to be a better creator and a better man. One thing I’m giving up is naps unless absolutely necessary and giving up certain YouTube channels and focusing on finding my passion. Instead of doing these things I will focus on acting and gather experience to improve in every category.

I am falling in love with the process as it is thought-provoking. Although, when done right you don’t think at all when you are working hard. In the past, overthinking has been a weakness of mine. I’m working on it and I know it can’t be fixed right away but I’m improving every single day.

I love these flowers and how they look without editing. They are beautiful as they bask in the sun on a nice day. Basically, enjoy the simple moments and the simple beauty while it lasts.

 

D56 – Clueless Foundation

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Experimenting with flowers early in the morning. You must have a solid foundation before you go onto the beauty that you will build upon your base. It’s a process I am working on diligently every single day.

I failed a lot but I have micro success that help me keep going. I’m happy and motivated to get this crazy train called life moving along on a path that I build with my bare hands.

Goodnight/day,

David

D51- Care: Don’t

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Looked back and found this photo in my abstract folder. I notice things that I could have made better but I see this photo as the beginning of what was possible with creating photos.

Simply you have to not give a fuck about what others think or what your negative self says. At the same time you have to talk criticism right and reflect. Even the haters might say 10% that is truthful. Don’t let it get to you but understand the truths of the matter.

That’s it folks and have fun,

David

D49 – Reflection

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Explored a new are today and caught this photo while on this adventure. I’m working up to walk 4 miles a day, at the moment I walk two and a half miles. I enjoyed playing with the shadows and nature as I was deeply thinking. I am focusing on not being lazy with the photographs and plan the shots out more.

Watched the NBA All-Star game and was highly disappointed in more than one way. I realized I that I must take my craft seriously every single time I pick up my camera and I must put out the best work I can every single time I upload something. Also, I need to relax and be more laid-back and enjoy life.

Things are starting to become clearer to me and my path is starting to form as I dig through life. Made some changes but I must change more things to become the best version of myself.  I will continue to work smart and to work hard, this is my promise to myself.

Live well,

David

Day 34 – In the End

LRM_20180125_112410.jpgIn the end it doesn’t matter what people want for you. It only matters what you want as only you can live your life. Try not to be anyone else but yourself. You are here for a reason and that is to live and create.

Much better day mentally. I got over my emotional hump and put myself back on the right track. Pushed myself to the limit today and currently resting before I continue to work until I can think clearly anymore. Here’s to trusting the process. 🤗

Dare to create and to live,

David

Looking down as I explore

I’ve been taking a lot of nature photos and exploring different angles. I was taught early on to not do that so much but I have to do things my own way. I am not the biggest fan of sticking to the rules/principles. I would rather approach photography like how Jack Sparrow treats the “rules for pirates” as mere guidelines. As the year comes to an end, my thoughts have been deeper and I find myself questioning things. These photos repersent the darker things I am thinking about but the flowers respersent the light that shines despite the background that surrounds it. I am staying positive and looking through the dark spots to find the light.

Will be updating everyday now. Stay tuned and have a good day/night,

David

Beauty of Nature 

Took a moment to capture life and slow things down a bit. Returning to form is difficult but I trust the process. Will reach true success not like the Sixers. I take the time to smell the “roses” now to keep a clear mind for the journey ahead. Each photo was captured in the morning with each one reflecting the emotion I felt at the moment. Fallen but not dead, pure despite the shadows of life, and growth in darkness. Each one has more depth than I could ever explain.