History, culture, community, and art shared thru photography.

Shades Of Black

Sunday Sun Settling Down.

I love they way the Sun had cast it’s light over this building. I was so drawn to this shot. It almost looks similar to an old western movie set. At least that’s how I perceive the way the buildings are angled.

SundayAfternoon

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.9
  • Camera: SM-G920T
  • Taken: 15 May, 2016
  • Focal length: 4.3mm
  • ISO: 40
  • Shutter speed: 1/2020s

Black & White Mints

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Caption: SHOTS FROM HOME
  • Taken: 11 July, 2015
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 250
  • Shutter speed: 1/50s
  • Title: SHOTS FROM HOME

Cell Phone Photography: Let There Be Light!

One of the biggest complaints that traditional/professional photographers still have today, is that the internet culture (social media specifically); Facebook, Tumblr, etc, has changed not only the meaning of photography, but the perception of photography as well. Having said that, photography as an art form is difficult for a lot of people to grasp, because of the thousands of specific types of imagery they are exposed to daily on many of those social media sites. But then again, my views has started to change over time; because it turns out that more and more photographers are also using these same kinds of social media to promote their work, including Facebook. This is a great thing in my opinion, because now it means that “the art of photography” is not really lost, we just have to do a little bit more digging to find them. The important thing is, remember what I’ve said before; “there is a huge difference between a picture and a photograph.” I picture is just just an image that will quickly be forgotten; but a photograph tells a story and will most likely always be remembered. The most beautiful thing I enjoy about being a photographer, is being able to take beautiful walks and actually see not only the story in this particular shot, but the unique art in the shot. My art. My lens. My process. My unique expression. My unique photography.

LetThereBeLight

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.2
  • Camera: SGH-M919
  • Taken: 22 June, 2015
  • Focal length: 4.2mm
  • ISO: 50
  • Shutter speed: 1/3152s

The Joy Of Being A Photographer

Photography is not only a way to literally freeze a moment in our history; it is also an open window to a world of various philosophies through each photographer’s eyes. It is the perfect medium in which to create amazing visual art. Combining photography and software gives us limitless power over our artistic creations. But what is art? Art means many things to many people; in fact the meaning of art is a philosophy on to itself. Just like politics, if you asked a hundred people what is art? You’ll get 100 different answers; and more than half of those people will insist they are giving you the right answer. Although, I will not lie, if you want to create “good photographs,” knowing the technical side of photography is very important. However, enjoying what you do should take first priority. If you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, it will show in your photographs. I also think that we should make the distinction between enjoying photographic art, and actually creating photographic art. Just because you enjoy looking at photographic art, doesn’t necessarily mean you now automatically have the “calling” to be a photographer (these are two totally different things). Just be confident in your own photographic abilities; as you learn more about photography, your instincts for knowing when and what to shoot will come.

Proud

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.2
  • Camera: SGH-M919
  • Taken: 5 May, 2015
  • Focal length: 4.2mm
  • ISO: 50
  • Shutter speed: 1/1872s

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Cell Phone Photography: Cornered

From beginning to end, this was such a difficult shot for me. Sometimes I forget what a pain in the ass some of these angles can be. What the hell, this is what I got just before my patience ran out.. LOL
cornered

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.2
  • Camera: SGH-M919
  • Taken: 5 June, 2015
  • Focal length: 4.2mm
  • ISO: 50
  • Shutter speed: 1/826s

Black: 5 In 1 Building

I absolutely love buildings with interesting structures like this. Anyone that says there is no art in NYC, needs to get their head examined.

Interesting

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.2
  • Camera: SGH-M919
  • Taken: 1 June, 2015
  • Focal length: 4.2mm
  • ISO: 50
  • Shutter speed: 1/372s

Cell Phone Photography: Three Way!

I sure wish I had my Nikon on me when I took this shot, it would have been sooooo much better. However, it’s still an amazing shot tho.

ThreeWay

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.2
  • Camera: SGH-M919
  • Taken: 30 April, 2015
  • Focal length: 4.2mm
  • ISO: 50
  • Shutter speed: 1/1040s

Black: Objects & Thāngs

DSC_0209

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.2
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 26 July, 2014
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000s

DSC_0055

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 22 June, 2014
  • Focal length: 62mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s

DSC_0147

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 8 June, 2014
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 135mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s

Black: Infrared: Sports

DSC_0162

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 22 June, 2014
  • Focal length: 300mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600s

DSC_0163

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 22 June, 2014
  • Focal length: 300mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600s

DSC_0164

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Credit: ShadesOfSepia.com
  • Camera: NIKON D5200
  • Taken: 22 June, 2014
  • Focal length: 300mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600s