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Random Update

10 Nov

I’ve randomly thought of myself making this post and trying to explain exactly why I  have not been updating this blog. And yes, I know, I could come up with all forms of excuses right now, but I wont. Matter of fact, I do not think I will ever put up excuses on this blog. But rather, I will, (when I do) tell the truth about everything.

Now its been a crazy two months or something. I had a magazine coming out, had my first DSLR coming through, but that did not happen. I had the money alright, I had everything all planned out and boy, was I all excited. there’s nothing as better as that. nothing that I had waited so much for so long as that. but, you know, as LIFE would turn out. in the twists of events, that money just, well, disappeared. in the most hurtful of ways. I want to tell, but, in all honesty, I don’t think I have the strength to.

In a nut shell, that really ruined my creative process. yeah, its been a while before I finally bounced back. I went through these moments of  feeling really bad about everything. you see, its different, I had waited for this moment since last year. saved, work hard just to achieve this one thing. a DSLR camera. but what happens after you think you’ve finally gotten the cash? it disappears. Boy,you have no idea how that may feel.

But I got myself together. or so I think I did. I have been doing a lot of finding myself. And I’m almost getting to that moment where I can do it all over again. I evaluated if I really want this. I found out I do, because within the heart break, there was this bickering glimmer of hope.  It was too existent for me to ignore it. It is such moments I would laugh  to myself just to ease what I was feeling. I think it is easier for people to get over things that they don’t think are such a big deal to them. But this was sort of a big deal to me and I was really looking forward to it. I thank God all the same that whatever happened to me did, because it left me with more lessons than I’ve got before.

So what did it teach me,  probably that is a topic for yet another day, where I should explore those aspects. I’m just finally glad I had the strength to get back to blogging as I did with other stuff.

 

Diary of a Photography enthusiast. The Questions.

19 Sep

The Krox magazine is coming up smoothly, but rather a bit too slow than I had anticipated. I was hoping to be done by two issues by right now, but as it turns out, I am still struggling with the first issue. But all the same, I cannot complain. The first issue is coming up just as I had anticipated. There is a part of the magazine that I have been intending to include in every issue. I have been a David duChemin student for some time, and I do believe in his aspect of why vision is better than gear, and how to improve your vision without necessarily getting more gear. I too share in his belief that a better photographer takes the better photo, and not necessarily, the better camera.

David is almost releasing his new book, Photographically speaking. This book will be about photographers being able to talk about photos. He says, that the more people are able to talk about photos, it makes their images stronger, as they are able to know what they want. When photographers are able to critique other photos in terms of elements, and the decisions made, and what made them respond to the photo as they did as much as what they would do differently if they had a chance, strengthens ones vision.

I have not yet read the book. But when I read its “About” few months back, I knew that is something that I would like to give a shot. So I started looking at photographs beyond ‘its beautiful’ , ‘I like it’ and ‘wow’. I started looking deeper, trying to find out what really made me find the photo interesting, and as much as I did not always come up with what I would have done differently if I did the shot, I realized I started to sort of feel what the person taking the photo felt. Why did he use the exposure he used or the lighting and just what effect did it have on me.

I have been terribly thinking of incorporating that part into my weekly magazine kind of thing, but I honestly, do not know how. I mean, I’m not all that versed with photography lingo kinda vibe. I’m amateur, I know. But would it hurt anyone if I went ahead and tried hacking the photo and discussing it in my own way? Well, I guess not. Still, I am really thinking about it.

Would love for anyone to hit me up and tell me what they think. I’ve been relying on myself a whole too much lately its kind of draining. I just hope that by evening I will sort of have a way forward or something.

Another thing, I may be getting my camera this week. ( crosses fingers). I hope I do. If at all it happens, I will let you know asap. I even have a name for him. And yeah, I think my first camera will be a guy. Lol J I’ll not let you in right now, so I’ll keep you guessing.

Well, yesterday I did some pages off the first issue, and  got to say, I really like it. Its kinda hard to not talk about it. Had it been someone else’s magazine, I would probably keep quiet about it. Unfortunately though, I am not that good at keeping such secrets, so I will spill… even share the image. I like the design, got to say, its one of those things that after you pull off you really feel happy for yourself. Today I will do probably two other pages then I’ll be remaining with like two more plus the cover page to finish off the first issue. I’m also planning on the second issue. When it comes out, you will realize that the first issue just sort of gave a general introduction into the whole thing. I’m thinking of going abit deeper with the second issue. Thing is, there are actually just way too many things to talk about when it comes to photography. The topics are just too many. We’ll see how that goes all the same.