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

 

Changes

black and white photography, nature, nature photography

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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

black and white photography, nature, nature photography, street photography

 

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

black and white photography, nature, nature photography

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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

black and white photography, nature, nature photography, street photography

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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

black and white photography, nature, nature photography

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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