S A N T A • M O N I C A • C A
When I started down this road, I didn't have any preconceptions or thoughts of grandeur. When I picked up the camera the first time, all I wanted was to learn the art of composition. It's what I admire most about photography. When you discover someone incredible with finding composition, images no one has shot before, it's like finding buried treasure.
I wanted to see if I could practice composition and get better. And there's nothing like deep diving on your photo journey, looking back a couple of years and seeing where you came from and how things have changed over the evolutionary learning process. Photography is so much more than taking an image. When you get into it, you find people saying "making images" because that's how it really ought to be described. Making an image today is more than just an excellent composition and light. Those are essential, don't get me wrong, that's the foundation. But an image requires a personality. It asks of the photographer to be in the moment, to take whatever is swimming around in their mind and channel it into the frame, isolating objects, waiting for the right moment, getting to that summit. Then you get the frame into post-processing, and you'll sometimes start over several times. Shoot, I've reworked a photo a dozen times before getting it to a place where pride steps forth. And that's the undercurrent to all creativity. The battle of getting your output to a place where you're most proud.
I started this Instagram as a way to share my pride, and it'll always be that. But what excites me most, are the images I haven't found. The frames allusively out there. Ones I'll encounter in the future, experiences with my photography friends. Of learning new techniques and ways to grow. Here's to the wins, losses and the advencha'. Song of the Day: Tennis - "Origins"
Santa Monica Sunset 🌅
We drive to LA for 🍣 Sushi
Anyone have any recommendations for great sushi in Orange County??
We love Nanasan in
and if that is closed or we have the time
we drive up to Sugarfish in Santa Monica, West Hollywood or MarinaDel Rey.
Totally fun for date night.
Just not super convenient
to get our sushi fix.
At least we got to walk off our sushi and watch this beautiful sunset after dinner.
And somehow ended up getting Gelato 🍨
even though we were so full 😋
It was a bright sunny day. We were on the way to point reyes, thats when I saw this iconic shipwrecked fishing boat. I instantly recognized it. I feel really sad to talk about this boat. This boat has been photographed a thousand times and I must say it’s a beauty to the eye. But thanks to an amateur photographer who thought it would be cool to take an long exposure light painting picture, initiated sparks from the burning steel wools and burned down the boat. Do you think this is cool? This boat was a beloved iconic landmark and a popular subject of photography. If you can not respect your subject and calculate the risk factors, you should not try such things. Accident might happen sometimes; but we should be responsible for our actions. The entire sterns of the boat had been destroyed due to the fire. Destroying something just for a picture is not worthy... it’s not cool. The cool thing to do is to be respectful about the places and maintain the safety precautions.
When the day is gloomy and rainy, think about the good old days and cheer up thinking about the good new days.... only the good memories matter in life. So, why not give a gloomy day a better reason to be memorable?
19338:31 AM Sep 13, 2018
— Yosemite is one of those places that do not look like this planet, what do you think guys? — Yosemite es uno de esos lugares que no parecen de este planeta, que opinan guys?