Have patience 

sometimes you have to just stand there waiting for the shot you want. With enough patience you may just get what you want. I was shooting pics and without realizing it this woman got into the shot perfectly. She didn’t seem to care that she was in the shot and just kept walking. I wanted to capture the hall and it’s unique colors. I love the yellow that shines when I walk through this place.

This was done with my Cybershot on a rare rainy day. Should have brought a plastic bag to cover my camera. Diy baby:)

Be forever creative,

David

A Black and White World

I love black and white art. Maybe it’s because of my racial heritage or it’s simply more pleasing to me than color. I have been falling in love with street art and all of the artwork I have seen recently were done in black and white. It’s a great way to convey emotion and to tell a story. I feel like color takes away from the story of a photograph unless it’s done right.

With this shot, I wanted to showcase the space that’s left untouched at a college. The bricks worked well with me so I was able to capture them well while not focusing on them. It make have been better if I made the square in the center brighter. But when I was taking the shot I wanted the focus to be on the lights. Somehow when I see spaces like this I don’t feel like it’s empty. No room is truly empty because I can always find something I can shoot. Even if it’s the bricks on the wall or the tiles on the floor. Never assume there’s nothing to shoot if there is no furniture or luxury items in a room.

One key element of good photography is to view the world differently than others. Take shots that other people wouldn’t. Through trial and error you will improve. Just keep shooting and keep studying. Study your past work , your current work, other photographers, and the principles of photography. Never stop learning and never lose yourself in praise or criticism. Keep your head up and steady. Keep your heart open and allow your eyes to explore.

I’m working on improving this blog with longer posts. I have to overcome some obstacles but I will make this place better one step at a time.

Have fun

-David

 

 

Specs:

Camera: Samsung Galaxy s3

In the “Zone”

I get lost whenever I hold a camera, I just want to walk and keep on walking for hours especially if the weather is nice. I get into my zone when I shoot, I never take a shot thinking of how someone will like it. I take what I think is beautiful and if I do think about what others think then I don’t take the shot. I’m not here to take shots to please others. I here to please myself and be able to show the world as I see it. I don’t allow myself to ever limit myself either. I never saw “I don’t shoot” that stuff. If someone asks me to take a portrait of them I will do it as it is another chance for me to get a camera in my hand. I mainly do architectural and street photography . The key word is “mainly” it doesn’t imply that I just focus on those two genres.

At some point I would love to work with more models in order to add even more human elements to my shots. I normally find moments when there is no one using the halls or walking into the buildings I shoot. I have been doing more portraits trying to develop my own style to it. I’m working very hard to learn everything I need to about photography. But the main way I learn is by doing. Photography is trial and error! You have to experience failures to grow and I have experienced a lot. But I don’t care as I see it as a way for me to grow. I love doing photography and I will continue it forever.

I took this shot with my Samsung Galaxy S3, it was before I got my Cybershot. I want to return to this place and try this shot in a wide angle. I edited it to be black and white (I always shoot in color) because it looked better to me. I love playing with colors and using black and white.

I am working  on editing as well, which has been fun.

I hope you find your shot!

David

Reflecting on Photography

Found myself wandering around aiming my camera at whatever I find to be beautiful. I enjoy doing all kinds of photography. Others have made comments that I have an “eye” for architectural photography. So I do mainly focus on interior and exterior architectural photography but I do not limit myself. I do portraits and street a lot, I have been exploring abstract as well. I take photos everyday, normal I take about 100 photos a day. I am totally in love with the world of photography. I am studying the principles while developing my own styles and studying other photographers like my new favorite Connie Zhou.

It’s my true passion, I have even fallen in love with the editing process. I used to hate it but I know its a must have skill for art. After a while I enjoyed it, I stopped thinking I hated it and kept positive by saying it will improve the shot. Do you have a passion you enjoy on an everyday basis?

This shot was taken in the Winn Center at Cosumnes River College. I love the floor they feature in the building, it’s very reflective and works well with black and white. The building has a lot of industrial elements which I simply love. The teachers made it so some of the areas of the ceiling are not “complete” so we can see the duct work, etc. It is a very beautiful place I suggest everyone to go there and view it. I took this shot with my Samsung Galaxy S3.

Have fun exploring!

 

David