Passion is a business

No matter what your passion is, it’s apart of someone’s business. Eventually most of us want to make our passions apart of our work/business. The thing is sometimes money gets in the way. You may not produce the work you dont like because the client likes it or you’ll simply do work for money. 

Or you may just lose your passion after being fired, laid off, etc. We must ask ourselves why we started our work and what our passion truly means to us. We can’t allow anyone to take our passions away from us. 

I’m a big time basketball fan and d-league hopeful. Recently, my hometown team traded a superstar calibur player. He came back here to say goodbye and it was amazing to see the emotion he exposed as he choked on his words. The team used him as an escape goat for all their problems but he is not letting that ruin his passion for playing basketball nor for helping the people of this city. 

I’m sure he told himself it’s just how we do business. No matter the odds never lose your passion and keep charging on.

This photo was taken in downtown Sacramento at night. I was about to get in my car when I turned around to see this. I uploaded a black and white image but today I show it without editing. I wanted to capture the spirit of the team and the hotel that was showing the teams logo on its side. I love the lights on the top and all the colors that don’t seem to be overbearing. I’m trying to evolve as an artist and photographer. I will be attempting not to make all my images black and white. It will be a challenge but one I must take to improve.

Aim higher than the moon,

David

Celebration of Day to Night

As I got of the car, I noticed my surroundings. The restaurant is surrounded by trees and empty fields besides a newly built apartment complex. The colors were fresh but I chose to ignore them as they didn’t shine as the day dies. 

I took a shot from a lower angle of a building and a tree. I hoped to capture the change of night and day through nature and architecture. I love dark images thus the decision to turn the shot into a black and white one. 

I didn’t capture much that day but I caught the shot that I wanted. You have to celebrate the little things sometimes. 

Stay safe and have fun,

David

Reflection of Life

Sometimes we reach a point in life where we have to make choices. We  can’t be idle as our days are limited. Why hide who we are? At times, it pays to be the subject of your own work. You will realize things about yourself and your “style”. It does wonder for you if you happen to fight an enemy unforeseen in he physical world. 

This shot respersents the beauty of nature and man made structures. The darkness of nature highlights the lighter nature of the bridge. We can see the reflection of the bridge in the water adding to the depth. I am proud of this shot and what it represents to me. 

Take time to understand yourself and your subject,

David

A Beautiful Night

There’s nothing like staring up at the stars. Sadly, there wasn’t any that appeared due to the lights. But often when I am in the countryside or in phoenix I love to stare at the stars and truly think. It’s relaxing to me, It heloed me get through some pretty tough times when I was much younger. 

So on a fine evening I take photos of  the sky especially when there are trees in the shot. I enjoy the way nature looks in black and white. My photo appears hollow in a way as if it gives off the impression of drowning in darkness. I wanted to express this feeling with this shot. As well as if nothing good is around you, you can always get lost in what’s above you. 

Keep your head up,

David

Explore your world

I’m talking about the environment around you. Explore every depth of where you live even if you been there before. You may discover something new or something you always wanted to capturr but never had your camera. Never complain that you have nothing to shoot thats a damn lie. Shoot old subjects from different angles. Take shots you normally wouldn’t explore different niches.

For instance, I mainly do street but I capture a lot of architectural shots but I venture into abstract, fashion, nature, Industrial, and portrait photography. My main focus is architectural but I capture whatever shot I have a story for. 

The night was young and beautiful as I explored the depths of downtown. The Tower Bridge shined marvelously as me and my family peered to the sky as the day closed. 

Venture into the outside world (be careful),

David

Touch

I love how the light touches the machine it looks so soft. I took the shot around 7pm while I was on a late photo walk. I took it with my Cybershot. I enjoy shooting industrial and architectural photography as they are the easiest subjects for me to understand. 

I try to view them differently than normal people. I capture them using different viewpoints. I always take more than one shot and truly observe my subject. I am working on working with models . It’s a new experience for me that I enjoy. I’m seeking to improve my photography in general and I truly believe I am doing that every single day. 

Have a great night friends,

David