A Positive Attitude

February 05, 2013  •  2 Comments

Positive Attitude

What makes it so pleasant an experience for me when I go out to shoot is the attitude I go out with. I do seriously enjoy getting out in the city and going for a walk. Well, in Los Angeles it’s a mix of a drive then a walk. Getting lost and finding new areas and places I hadn’t seen before is an adventure. It’s like being a tourist in my own city. Different areas of LA have somewhat different people and buildings. Each have details that only those that live in that area really know about but for me to discover. I love shooting in downtown LA but I also shoot in other areas. It’s a solitary thing for me partly because it gets me in the zone and partly because usually it’s pretty spontaneous where I head out to on a certain day.

Street photography to me, at least partly, is that it’s somewhat of a frame of mind and a way of seeing the world I live in. It is a personal thing for sure. I’ve come to understand why I do it and it’s because it is a mediation for me. Zen is about enlightenment and I believe I found enlightenment in the process of going out and doing what I do. I also like to make pictures, pictures that I like and that pleases me. I’ve liked making pictures whether drawing them or photographing them ever since I was a kid so the moment I know I made a good one is a huge joy. Seeing how different people live and how people interact with each other shows me so much about humanity and it touches me. There were some moments when I became a bit emotional after seeing a moment, thinking about it and bringing it to heart.

I went from being somewhat fearful of photographing complete strangers to not even thinking about the fear at all. Capturing the moment, the emotion, the interaction between a person and their environment became more important. Improving my skills and improving how I see the shot became more important. The fear caused some stress earlier on and I didn’t want that. It shouldn’t be like that. It had to be fun otherwise why do it? I’m also big on energy or vibes. If I was worried about getting caught or what one might say to me, or if I thought what I was doing was wrong or creepy then that would have been the energy I got in return. So I walk out with a positive energy and walk with positive energy and so far I’ve only had a few negative experiences but they were with homeless folks who I didn’t even take a picture of! There are folks out there who just don’t want their picture taken. That’s just how it is but the thing about the getting over the fear of taking people’s pictures is that it’s just what happens in the mind. The mind is so powerful and you can make it believe whatever you want it to believe. Most of what I thought I feared ended up being unreal but I had made it real by sticking the emotion of fear to the thought. So it’s just a change of mind or a change of beliefs. It’s what worked for me in the last year and my life in general. A smile also goes a long way and at times I’ll say ‘Thank you’ if it warrants one although the shot most often happens so quickly and I’m a bit more low key in the way I shoot so most times they don’t even know or at least don’t realize I’ve just taken a picture of them. As many have said before me, a positive attitude and positive energy goes a long way and for me is key while I’m out on the streets.


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dfgdfgdfgdg(non-registered)
che ero anggot una da, ma purtroppo non ho avuto la possibilità di partecipare effettivamente quei colloqui, perché di solito si verifica nel pomeriggio. Tutti i proventi saranno Condivisione Forza Noi torta. Sono http://www.syekhnurjati.ac.id/jurnal/index.php/elibtikar/comment/view/170/150/237 http://syekhnurjati.ac.id/jurnal/index.php/elibtikar/comment/view/311/0/238 http://reri.difusionjuridica.es/index.php/RERI/comment/view/34/34/116 http://reri.difusionjuridica.es/index.php/RERI/comment/view/45/0/118 http://www.ene-enfermeria.org/ojs/index.php/reposiblog/comment/view/304/0/48448 andato avanti e twittato di andare alla vendita di dolci in modo che tutti i 12 dei miei seguaci sanno su di esso (ok, ho solo stato tweeting per circa

un mese, come pure - si sentono liberi di seguire me). SanFranPlaces fortunati retweeted il mio post, e hanno una più grande lista di seguaci. Così ho saltato fuori dal letto, e ho cercato di scoprire che cosa posso fare http://www.ene-enfermeria.org/ojs/index.php/reposiblog/comment/view/304/0/48449 http://www.comesa-llpi.int/ojs/index.php/jallpa/comment/view/5/0/225 http://www.comesa-llpi.int/ojs/index.php/jallpa/user/viewPublicProfile/87 http://main.mcfns.com/index.php/Journal/comment/view/89/89/76 http://main.mcfns.com/index.php/Journal/user/viewPublicProfile/910 in un'ora di prendere per una vendita di torte. Perché se c'è qualcosa che amo, per aiutare vendita di torte! Chiunque voglia lanciare una vendita

di torte, per favore fatemelo sapere, io sono grande in matematica (ehi, io gli asiatici), può essere impostato (uso di pianificare un evento), la vendita di beni (usato per lavorare al dettaglio), in realtà vendono cibo http://www.academiahistoria.org.co/boletin/index.php/boletin855/comment/view/22/25/165 http://www.academiahistoria.org.co/boletin/index.php/boletin855/comment/view/23/26/166 http://journal.unika.ac.id/index.php/jab/comment/view/418/379/38979 http://journal.unika.ac.id/index.php/jab/comment/view/425/0/38980 http://www.atena.org.br/revista/ojs-2.2.3-08/index.php/UERJ/comment/view/1397/0/281 (ha usato per il gusto dolci a Neiman Marcus come concerti sul lato), segni e grafica pubblicitaria (io sono un designer e utilizzato per lavorare

come art director in pubblicità Agenzia) e, naturalmente, merci cuocere in vendita! Fondamentalmente ero un responsabile delle vendite lavoratori panetteria / panificio. Ho visto pantryku e cercare http://www.atena.org.br/revista/ojs-2.2.3-06/index.php/UERJ/comment/view/1325/0/282 http://pakistaniaat.org/~doltala/index.php/pak/comment/view/53/0/600 http://pakistaniaat.org/~doltala/index.php/pak/user/viewPublicProfile/6995 http://icfjournal.org/index.php/icfj/comment/view/4/86/347 http://icfjournal.org/index.php/icfj/user/viewPublicProfile/17003 di capire quello che posso in un'ora. So che la mia ostrica ricetta barretta di cioccolato che non riescono sicuro possibile è quello che vorrei fare,

perché posso farlo in meno di un'ora dall'inizio alla fine. Sono un po 'stanco di fare esso. Ma tutti quelli che conosco sembra piacere loro. Intendo davvero piaciuti. Ho visitato Chicago, e il mio amico Steve che ha http://esapvirtual.esap.edu.co/ojs/index.php/admindesarro/comment/view/138/0/26791 http://esapvirtual.esap.edu.co/ojs/index.php/admindesarro/comment/view/110/0/26792 http://www.portaldeperiodicos.idp.edu.br/observatorio/comment/view/257/0/659 http://www.portaldeperiodicos.idp.edu.br/observatorio/comment/view/856/595/658 soggiornato a dire che il momento clou del viaggio era di portare un cookie bar. Alla fine si trasferisce a San Francisco (mi piace pensare che il mio cookie
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