Knowledge

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

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

D6: The Challenge of Decisions

Didn’t have the best day for the most part but it turned around when I simply decided it had to. I found more pain from inner dialogue than anything physical. It took me a while to come to grips of what I have been doing since the moment I graduated high school. That is allowing myself to run around in circles without an end to sight. I keep on returning to things because I wouldn’t make a true decision. I have had enough of it, there will never be a time where I don’t want to do a thousand things. I have to be okay with that and be willing to understand that the only bad decision I could make is indecision. That’s not me anymore, I am making small decisions everyday and sticking with them while preparing to handle larger decisions as time goes on to avoid my circle.

This photo truly represents what I was feeling a few moments before writing this post. I did not intend for it to represent what it does it jst so happened I took the right photo on the right day.

Balance line

We all need balance in our lives. If not, we will start to crumble as our life stumbles. Know when to keep things balanced and when to break the balance. Love seeing imperfect shadows when a lot of light.

Into the Black to Reach Your Dreams

Sometimes, we have to stay in the dark to reach the light. In light there is darkness and in darkness there is light. Even if your life is in the negative, break it down and see the postive side. Don’t be too hard on yourself, take it a step at a time. My little cousin told me this when I was shooting baskets with him. 

The story of this photo is your journey may be long, but it will be so worth it when you reach your goal. Keep going, never let your dreams get out of sight. If you can’t see the light then find a wall and let it guide you as you continue to walk in the right way.

Natural frames with natural light

A frame within a frame featuring very little light. Working on a simple principle featuring things I normally take photos of but in a different way. I moved somewhere new and was inspired to capture it. It is very enjoyable to take photos even if some are bad, I will improve with each shot. My eyes are changing to suit my passions which helps me recognize better compositions.

Thinking about studying interior design a bit to better understand the inside of buildings. I will have to see if I can fit it into my schedule as taking photos, writing, other studying and doing social media is taking up all my time. I like the hustle but got to learn how to love it. Despite my struggles, I’m staying positive and not quitting even when the thought comes to mind. 

Stay true to who you truly are and never give up,

David