Breaks And To Never Have Them Again

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I went on a 5-day long trip to New York City, and took a break from 3-workout sessions. Last night was my first night back at the gym since my trip and it was brutal, I can’t even. I’m not sure if I can survive taking such a long time off from the weights again. I was so close to triple digits in weights for bench press but I failed my sets. Hopefully, I can regain my muscles after a week, but we’ll see.

But I will say that my trip was fun!

One of my better shots of Manhattan #nyc #manhattan #canon #6d #photographer #vacation

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Publications

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I’ve been rather busy, trying to keep up with life, keep my creative mind going, and trying new out new hobbies.

But while I was having fun, it turns out that I actually did good with my camera and was asked to do some photography work for an article publication. Hopefully this is the first of many to come!

Clickable Link for pics: Anime, Turntables, & Hip Hop: Renzo’s Empire

Creative Musings

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I’ve been lacking from my own blog for what seems like years. To be honest, I’ve been busy and also very lazy about updating. For a while, it didn’t seem like anything was happening, and now, it seems like everything is happening.

My creativity has peaked and waned many times over the course of two years. Last year, I thought I had what it would take to go professional photographer, I even had an online portfolio and business cards and all of that legit business material made. And you know what? I crashed and I burned hard. It seemed like my creativity just flew out the god damn window with no warning and no reason.

Then suddenly, I had a burst of creativity hit me like none other. Videography sparked in me and now I’m all interested in picking up my camera again (which I upgraded along the way from a Canon 5Dc to a Canon 6D). And then good luck finally hit me on the head: one of my friends let me back stage to do some photos of him while he was DJ’ing an event. I am new and learning so be kind. But seriously, I feel like I was handed an amazing opportunity. Pictures of the event will come soon, I’m still working on editing some of the ones I really liked.

With the encourage of Babe and squad, I decided to invest in a video stabilizer that should arrive tomorrow. I’m pretty psyched because it’s going to let me be a more creative with videography (I have lots of ideas floating around in my head), which I’ve been shy about since my hands are so shaky.

So yes, that’s a kind of long yet short update about what’s been going on in my life lately. More updates to come soon when I finish editing pics and get out and shoot a ton of videos.

Maggie and Carl

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A sneak peak of a cosplay photoshoot I did on Saturday with the lovely Rachel and Nannette!  (I’m getting better at photoshop too, hay hay!)

Rachel and Nanette

Anime Effects

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I figured I would try to brush up on my Photoshop skills and add in some anime graphic effects to some of the cosplay pictures I’ve taken at conventions.  I’ve only started doing this last night so I think I’m doing alright for beginner, but I still need to put in a LOT more practice before I can say that I’m good at Photoshop.

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