New Years 2015 tips

Happy New Year beautiful people, Hope you are all thankful to see a new year I know I am. This is not a post about the clich'e New Year's resolutions like losing weight, making more money or even finding love. This post is about changing your way of thinking for the New Year. I am going to list some tips that I will be following for the New Year, I encourage you to do the same. The goal is to make sure you are able to comply with your own list, so although we all want to reach for the stars we would also like to someday grab hold of one. Make your list reasonable, but also challenging to you, because the small challenges will bring you closer to that big star in the sky.

          Make yourself uncomfortable every day for the better. Do at least two things that will twist your way of behaving for the better. The key is always for the better.

         "FEAR" I am going to spend the rest of my life being afraid. From morning to night I will live in fear I mean completely petrified for my life. Fearful, scared and petrified of what will happen if I don’t try, if I don’t go for it and if I don’t live the life I want, need and deserve. Don’t fear what will happen if you do, fear what will happen if you don’t.

        I think I will start my new project two weeks from tomorrow, yeah that sounds about right. There is no reason to do it today when I can just put it off for when I have the time. I love to procrastinate and say I don’t have the time when in reality I do have the time. We all have the time, but to procrastinate is such an easy way to just not deal. I am going to make sure that I procrastinate to procrastinate.

       Train and practice the life you deserve and want. You must work every day for what you want out of life. Most of us just try and talk our lives into existence I for one am very guilty of it, but I have realized all talk with no action is just wasted breath that could have been used to push you up that hill to a successful and plentiful life. You want talk? Have a talk with yourself on how you are going to make it to the next level in your life while mastering your current level.

  Life is very short so make it count for you and the ones around you. Last but not least, just enjoy yourself, I know I will.

Happy New Year every one

The achievement

The Achievement will be a photo and a diagram of how the photo was taken. This photo was made with a 16" beauty dish equipped with a daylight balanced bulb & a diffusion sock. The dish was placed 6" away from the subject. I used two matte black foam boards to suck up some light spill, in which they have worked well. A flash set to the lowest power was used for the background otherwise the background would have been completely black. I used the canon 70D with the 50mm 1.8 lens I was about 9' away from the subject. the shoot went pretty well with no muck ups ;-)  I will be making more achievement post in the future stay tuned, and keep shooting.

Getting uncomfortabe

Greetings everyone, hope all is well with you. Today I wanted to talk about the comfort zone we all have it, and if your like me it can be very crippling. Creatives are often plagued with their comfort zone, and I feel it happens even more so for photographers because we have a tendency to get a good photo and continuously keep taking the same shot over and over again. Comfort does not lead to growth, and we all want to grow in our lives, if not than what is the reason for even getting out of bed or living for that matter. The two photos below made me somewhat uncomfortable in the best way, and I have grown from it. I will admit I can be lazy at times and not want to set up lights, reflectors and the sort, but this time I forced myself to shape the light, and shoot the photos the way my mind shot them before I pressed the shutter button. The first photo was made with a daylight balanced bulb and a snoot with a grid attached. The second photo I used a flashgun with 16 inch beauty dish on the subject, and a 5 inch beauty dish with a flashgun bouncing into a silver umbrella reflecting onto thunder grey background paper.