Day 98 – Closer

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This shot was accomplished after many bouts of trial and error on a decent day. My current camera’s ability to capture things in motion is questionable at best. So I had to take many shots before it come out just right.

I’m exploring myself by trying to analyze myself from a neutral mindset as if I was analyzing another person. Its quite challenging but I am getting results.

That’s it for today, I need to rest up as I’m under the weather again. Peace,

David

D97 – Choices

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Took this before playing some tennis. This is my schools batting cages. This area is hardly ever cleaned. I  love this shot as it is simple and combines three passions of mine: Sport, architecture, and photography. I love basketball more than tennis, however, I would have to choose tennis to pursue playing as it is easier on my body. Plus I’m only 5’9 which doesn’t help in either sport. I do play hard in both sports and would love to play on a basketball team. I just pursuing tennis as more favorable to me in the long run.

Did a lot today but I still have a lot more to do. I wasn’t able to do everything that I wanted to do, but there is still time before midnight. I’m narrowing my focus and cutting off things that don’t really help me in the long run. Also will be limiting my entertainment which I have done to a certain point which has be being more productive. Going to focus on storytelling (photography, filmmaking, writing) and fitness. I’m interested in being a traveling photography and filmmaker while also pursuing sports coaching or at least get a certificate to coach athletes one on one. I can find ways to combine both storytelling and fitness, it will be a long progress but will be truly worth it.

Combine what you love if you are lost,

David

Shadows of Doubt

Will it go in or will she commit another fault? The shadows hide her face as she ponders this. Caught the ball as she was bouncing it. I felt like this shot would be better in black and white to convey doubt. The other players face is too far away, but he ponders the same question. I believe you need to breathe and simply focus on the task at hand. Forget the last shot and keep going. 

Pose of Victory

A tennis player showcases how he slices the ball. When it does it, it’s a pain to hit because you have to guess how the ball will land. We took a tennis class together, so I was able to see his grow from the beginning. I may edit this photo, I’m still experimenting since I want to improve as an artist in general. I’m still new to action photography, but whenever I am not playing I am capturing my friends playing. 

Merge what you love and you will be the greatest 

One great way to be a better photographer is to merge what you love. Take shots related to your hobbies or what you love. I love basketball I often take photos of basketball hoops and courts whenever I go to new ones. Your love of your subject will come through the photos making it even better.

It’s like when you take a photo of your lover your emotions and their emotions can truly shine through. This makes the photos better in my opinion. So merge your love of photography with outside interests and you will find yourself taking more quality photos and you will expand as a photographer. 

Get those shutters going,

David