Day 1 – Once Again: Accepting Failure

architecture photography, black and white photography

This is not a great shot. It is a throwaway shot that I happened to keep. My friend isn’t trying to twerk but is actually ducking so he wouldn’t be in the shot as he knew I was taking photos of the architecture in Japantown.

I’ve failed two at this 21 day challenge, both were my fault. I will be dedicating morning time to update this blog daily especially on days that I work. Won’t be too hard as I work a 4am to 1pm shift at a retail store. My job is physically demanding but my mind is left to wander. I work hard and people can see that but I don’t care. When I’m waiting for the baler to stop compressing I tend to practice writing out katakana or hiragana.

When I’m left alone in an aisle I will verbally practice Japanese or think of a story I want to write. There is time for me to do what I want but I have to make better decisions and this is what the core of the 21 day challenge was. I’ve changed it from 21 days to 32 as they say it takes 30 days to develop a habit. I will be breaking down my goals to daily habits that I can do to achieve success.

That’s it for now, peace!

David

Another Look

black and white photography, Industrial photography, street photography

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Took another shot of the same subject of the previous post. This time the first bolt is in focus while the others are blurred. I like this shot more than the previous one. I am focusing on the fundamentals of photography and trying to improve daily.

Have fun and do what you want,

 

David

black and white photography, street photography

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Practiced street photography while walking around aimlessly one day. It’s a genre that I do enjoy but I rarely take photos of graffiti because I don’t know what a lot of it means. I like how the ink really stands out. I like how I edited it but I’m sure I can still improve the shot in more than one way.

Doing my best to hang on while improving my life.

 

Take the first move,

 

David

Tower

architecture photography, street photography

Another older shot of mine with a Sony Cybershot. I didn’t edit this one either but I plan to as practice.

I am still learning how to edit raw photos in Lightroom and Photoshop. I still have a long way to go before I can call myself a decent photo editor. For now, I’m watching videos on the topic and photography in general. I’m focused on becoming a photographer but I’m open to explore wherever I go on this path of mine.

Peace for now,

David

Process

black and white photography, interior architecture, Uncategorized

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A simple shot based on my influences in cinema. It’s an older shot but shows how I experiment with light and shadows. Took this with a Sony Cybershot.

Back after a long time away. Won’t be taking that long of a break again. Been working and adjusting to going to college as well. It’s a challenge I’m doing my best to juggle. It’s been one week so far and I handled it alright.

I have until the 7th to decide if I need to get rid of some things in order to be a better version of myself. Recently, bought Photoshop and Lightroom so I’ll be able to explore editing more. I have a bunch of faw files waiting for me to play with them on my desktop. I’m looking forward to doing so tomorrow afternoon. I’m commiting myself to my path and eliminating options to focus while also remaining open enough to allow myself to progress naturally through life.

 

That’s it for now. Peace!

 

David

Exploring Life

black and white photography, Industrial photography, street photography

Exploring while looking up. I took this with my Cybershot I believe, however, would like to take a new shot of a similar subect with my Nikon D3300. I think I made it too dark which is rare for me to say. Anyway, it’s an older picture and I can see very thing I can do to make this shot better next time. Surely but slowly I’ll improve till the day I die.

Working in retail gives me a lot of time to observe human behavior. A lot of what I’ve seen is negative as if people don’t know how to be respectful to others, products, or the employees of the store. I find so many half eaten things in random places like half eaten donuts in the freezer, half drank Gatorade behind cottage cheese, etc. Besides that, I simply think all day about what I need to do and what I truly want.

I do my best to muster energy to get things done but after this week I’ll be able to do a bit more. I’ll be working less and hopefully will be able to lose some more weight.

Working

street photography

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Not bad, but I will have to go back and edit it some more to make the subject a bit brighter. Caught this while walking one day and took several shots of this shot before it disappeared. It’s normal for me to take shots like this daily. I take shots of random subjects and willing to fail in doing so. I treat it as a learning process and will continue to do so to improve.

I’ve been working hard and saving up money. I’m debating on buying Photoshop and/or Lightroom from Adobe. I will have to do research as I do need an editing software that can handle RAW photos. I have a good amount of photos that I need to edit so I will need to decide. My problem is I don’t want to make monthly payments on anything right now. The downside is that my photos will sit on my desktop just begging to be edited and uploaded. Will take some more time to consider my options.

Besides that, I am trying to improve my life by improving myself. Still looking for another job and hopefully one in photography or at least one with videography. Will keep my head up and enjoy the now.

Peace,

 

David