Day 83 – Nice

IMG_20180223_101349-01.jpegWas exploring a new area of the town I live in when two mormons rode by and greeted me. They were nice and simply rode away after saying “I’m fine thank you”. I believe it was around 10 am so the sun is out and peeking through the trees.

I’m exploring more and finding ways to take photos of people. It’s something I like and I’m doing it more. It’s a struggle as I am a shy introvert but I’m breaking out of my shell more when I have my camera.

The day is not over but I was able to push myself and I’ve completed more today than yesterday. I’m still operating at 65% but hopefully today I can get closer to 70% before midnight. I got rid of some toxic things and replaced them with relevant things and better habits. Got to explore more and develop some results before I go to bed for the last time.

Be kind not nice,

David

D70 – Feel and Suffer

Daring myself to do more self-portraits as an experiment. I have noticed an increase in my confidence in myself and my photography. I like to explore the world, I ofen allow myself to get lost. Often I don’t bring my main camera, as I often leave when it’s very bright outside. I will the nex time I go on an adventure.

I was able to move up a gear but I put myself back down another gear. I still made progress but not much as I would have liked. I see this as me going backwards to move forward. It is a saying that I discovered for myself when I used to play video games a lot in my teens. I simply have to force myself more and more while doing the best work I can. The key is that I need to suffer. I need to suffer to feel life, to suffer through my work, and suffer through my fears to move ahead in life. There have been many setbacks but I will charge on until I can’t go up anymore gears. When I die I want to be able to die happy for a cause and be carried out on a shield. Not as a symbol of saddness but as a symbol of strength, courage, and honor. I am a man and I am a warrior fighting for his cause until the day he dies.

Be a warrior and suffer,

David

Day 63 – Rest as a Champion

LRM_20180127_104129.jpgA little something different today. This photo was taken on a 4 mile walk I took with a family member who was happy enough to pose for me. I’m still learning but I enjoyed the process of directing a model and taking photos of someone else.

Today, I’ve learned a lot. I was able to discover that I truly need to rest physically and stretch my body out even more. I do yoga once in a while but I need to do it every other day or at least a few times in a week. Anyway, I am exploring my mind and body as I go through the process of self improvement.

My next task is a self assigned writing assignment that I am doing. I have to be brutally honest with myself and write down the truths that I secretly acknowledge but don’t want to accept.

I had a good amount of fun today and went through a few challenges but I still love the process.

Go after your goals and kick ass like Rocky,

David

Day 40 – Experiment

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This photo was taken near seven pm in a field surrounded by a simple dullness the suburbs. I felt the field to be beautiful, I was used as a model for a few photos and also took photos of her in the field. It was the first time I worked with a “model”. It was a wonderful experience to learn from. I learned how to experiment with a short time amount of time. I enjoy the feeling of warmth from this photo. I took it a while ago but just edited it yesterday. I hope to be able to do much more people photography.

Go out and experiment,

David

D35 – Walk Tall and Fly Like An Eagle

Exploring reality and myself while getting out of the house. I am starting to realize some answers to questions that I have always asked myself. It’s becoming clearer to me as what to do with everything in my life. Slowly but surely I am making the necessary changes to live a better life. I know that there is a giant wave of negativity coming my way soon, however, I will not let this wave destroy me.

It’s easier said than done but I will continue to go like Eagles did against the Patriots. I’m willing to bet it all to capture every 1st down until I get into the end zone. I won’t rest until the job is done even if I have to fight every minute. I will not breakdown until all my problems are behind me.

This photo represents my journey going through life. I may be at a standstill but I am a bridge that will allow me to get to somewhere better. I enjoy this photo a lot because of the good day I was having and the overall style of the photo.

Fly like an eagle,

David

Day 26 – Promises and Life

Decided to upload this picture without any editing. I felt like the last time, it was too dark. Which is something I don’t usually do as the darker the better is my usual motive.

This was taken while I waiting to go to a lunch meeting. I had accomplished something before hand and had the courage to do some street photography. So basically, I took photos of people that I never met and will probably never see again. I promised myself I would engage in more street photography and to be accepting of bad looks and possibly angry people.

I promised others that I would continue to better my life which has helped me stay focused. I’ll keep this short, but try to make promises but don’t try to fufill that promise. Instead simply do.

Have fun,

David

D20 – In the City

IMG_20180116_120043-01.jpegFound myself deeper into the city than I usually would be. I had to attend a meeting that would get my life on the right track.

This photo simply was capturing people as we waited to catch the light rail. I stood patiently for the train to come in and was able to capture two things at once. Basically, it’s about knowing where you are going and the purpose of your journey.

Explore in depth,

David

Portraits

Growing up I hardly ever took photos of people. Being a shy introvert I took photos of nature, machines, etc. I did however, take a few photos of people at a wedding. Overall, this helped me develop taking photos of architecture and Industrial subjects. 

Recently, I’ve been taking photos of people more. My little cousin has graciously accepted being my model. I am expanding my photography skills by doing this. I am becoming less shy when I have a camera in my hands. I even take photos of my tennis partners when I waiting to play. 

Not only am I doing portraits but also action photography. I’m doing everything I can to get better. I take portraits everyday now and study each shot. I need to work on my backgrounds and composition. I hate “staged” photos so I ask whatever model I use to act natural. I talk to them while I take photos. This is great experience for when I’m ever working with a paid model.