Monday, January 9, 2012

Finally, a new post!

I swear, I'm terrible at keeping up with things like blogs. I've had a lot of bad habits in the past 3 years and all I've been doing is sitting around and not doing a thing about it. This is the year to do it. Why? I don't know. Maybe because I'm tired of it all.

Bad habits:

  • Playing video games for hours at a time.
  • Sitting around the house being dumbfounded, not finding things to do.
  • Staying out until the wee hours of the morning.
  • Not working.
  • Not pursuing my passions. (Like photography)

Time to make a change. To make myself a better person.
It'll start off slow but I can do it. I believe in myself.

Some of the goals I have in mind by the end of 2012...

  1. Learn to cook at least 3 new dishes each month
  2. Hit the gym and gain at least 3 pounds by the end of each month.
  3. Hit 130 lbs by the end of the year.
  4. Get into healthier eating habits.
  5. Pay off $5000 in credit card debt.
That's all I can think of for now.


These are just a couple samples of my work. I took them in Minnesota a few months back but never really got to posting them. I hope you guys enjoy. =)



This one is by far my favorite.




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Until the next update, keep it classy :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

It's been two years since I last posted here.

I've put on some cosmetic touches to the blog, primarily to begin a new chapter in my life. As the name implies, I've decided to start a small photography business. Photography has been an avid hobby of mine, and I've spent quite a bit of money since I got into it. With over $2000 worth of camera equipment, I think I better put it to good use.

My family had had a number of old film cameras. I took one of them and used it in one of my college electives. It was pretty fun, though processing film is pretty long and hard, especially if you want the picture to look a certain way. Since then, I didn't really want to pick up photography at the time because of the costs that came with it.

Then, a friend of mine suggested that I try using a point-and-shoot camera. I remember my first one was a bulky Canon. It had full functionality of a regular film camera in terms of shutter speed and f-stops. What I really loved about the camera is the video recording feature. It was pretty mind blowing that a camera can capture video at the time. For every moment, there was a picture. But for every event, there was a video.

Fast-forward to 2006, I was living on my own for a little bit. I was still taking a few core curriculum classes up at the University of Houston. The guy that cuts my hair by my apartment offered me a Nikon D80, brand-new in box for $700 with a 55-200mm lens. At the time, the D80 retailed for about $1000 and this was too good of a deal to pass up. I bought it impulsively but I had no idea how to use it.

Now it's 2011. I still have the same camera with some new equipment in my arsenal. A 1.8 50mm Nikon lens, a 3.5-5.6 18-105mm lens, SB-900, a Circular Polarizer filter, and a ND-8 Filter, and a 5 1/2 foot tripod. I think its about time for an upgrade and more DSLRs that are being released by both Nikon and Canon are becoming cheaper and user-friendly. By now, everyone could consider themselves a photographer.