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Evening Thoughts: Slowly Understanding Instagram

(Evening thoughts is my morning thoughts posted on the evenings. I finally posted a new one because darn you slow internet!!! This is my attempt to write something or anything about photography that pops into my head. Nothing special but to just to keep my mind sharp and build that habit of continuously writing and photographing. I hope all of you enjoy.)

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I’ve not been uploading some morning thoughts lately. A mix of slow internet and deadline chasing has been the cause of that. So to compensate, I’ve been uploading some stuff to my instagram for the past few days in a consistent manner. I’m starting to get it and I think I’m starting to like it. It’s different from here on tumblr or flickr but I can see the appeal to users now and to me photographically. It is a very unique platform of showing and consuming images.

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Godfather duties. May love fill their hearts and always do things for the sake of good

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Birthday Diary 2, 2013

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Evening Thoughts: This is my camera. There are many like it but this one is mine

(Evening thoughts is my morning thoughts posted on the evenings. I was not able to wake up early for a proper morning thought. Maybe I should drink coffee again. This is my attempt to write something or anything about photography that pops into my head. Nothing special but to just to keep my mind sharp and build that habit of continuously writing and photographing. I hope all of you enjoy.)

I’ve always thought cameras are just tools but the past few years that I intertwined my life with photography, I’ve seen cameras as a life companion. I always have my camera with me ready to document what I want it to. Every scratch, nicks on the vulcanite, even the rusting screws is equivalent to something.

I think it was only natural for me to customize my camera to my needs and to my personality. No better to start than with my favorite camera.

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A forewarning to Leica rangefinder purists, you may not like what I did with my camera. Here are some of the things I did to the other love of my llife:

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A study in Self Portraiture during new year’s eve, 2014

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Evening Thoughts: The chaotic beauty of the fashion show backstage

(Evening thoughts is my morning thoughts posted on the evenings. This one took longer than expected to write. This is my attempt to write something or anything about photography that pops into my head. Nothing special but to just to keep my mind sharp and build that habit of continuously writing and photographing. I hope all of you enjoy.)

I finally did it! I finally got to shoot backstage at a fashion show. Although I know that it isn’t going to be a Pinkhassov or the rest of magnum shooting at the backstage, the experience taught me something new about fashion.

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Morning Thoughts: Some stuff on the guy who wrote a picture is worth a thousand words

(Morning thoughts is my attempt to write something or anything about photography that pops into my head. Nothing special but to just to keep my mind sharp and build that habit of continuously writing and photographing. I hope all of you enjoy. Short and Sweet for today since I have a lot of things to do that I want to finish today.)

I wonder who was the first person who said that a pictures says a thousand words actually went ahead and wrote a thousand words to see if he/she can describe a photo?

I wonder what was his/her thought process then and how he/she came to the realization about the descriptive power of photography. Does that mean a thousand words are inadequate? (I don’t think so)

And most importantly did he/she know his words will be the most over-used but accurate quote in photography?

Just a thought. 

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Birthday Diary, 2013

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Morning Thoughts: The three things I do when the world gets me down

(Morning thoughts is my attempt to write something or anything about photography that pops into my head. Nothing special but to just to keep my mind sharp and build that habit of continuously writing and photographing. I hope all of you enjoy)

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This isn’t going to be the happiest read so here are some cats :D 

Most of the time, the world sucks the life out of us. From news of famine, disasters, economic downturns, and diseases, to people clamoring for the destruction of each other as Isis and AQ towards everyone, religious extremists and zealous atheists, Feminists and misogynists, iPhone users and Android users, and film guys versus digital folks and so on.

Kidding aside, you don’t need to go to a comment section for the world to let you down. Things just happen and more often than not, they suck the happiness out of you. Here’s what I do when things seem a bit too much.

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Morning Thoughts: A lesson in making things

(Morning thoughts is my attempt to write something or anything about photography that pops into my head. Nothing special but to just to keep my mind sharp and build that habit of continuously writing and photographing. I hope all of you enjoy)

I consider myself a minimalist. I’d like to do things slow and well thought out rather than pumped out and fast. That’s why some these morning thoughts or other things I write to published on the internet gets delayed because some of the things I write are not worthy yet or just go up to par with my personal quality control. What I usually do with those things is put them in one of my folders and hold them up there to marinate or list those not so good ideas into a “To write later” folder.

A few days ago, I saw one of those in my “To write” later ideas got written already by somebody else and went viral. I felt sad. I felt sad because someone beat me to it. Had I been quick to write and publish, I may have that article of mine go viral as well. The old adage of the internet is true: If you thought of it, someone already made it.

I guess this is a lesson for me but being the thick skull-ed boy that I am, I might not do a lot of changes.

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