Master of None. Student of All. 📚
I’m working towards changing my photog style almost completely by implementing the new techniques I’ve been experimenting with lately BUT without losing my personal flavor. If there’s one thing I’ll continue to always do, it’s to resist the urge to fit into a mold. Which brings me to my frustrations of not getting my desired results of defining my photog style... I swear to God, instant gratification is the gotdamn devil if there ever was one lol.
So what I do is remember the advice that I usually give to others and probably one of the oldest pearls of wisdom since life started; Be patient. Something I’m usually good at but this time it’s myself I need to be patient with. And that’s not an easy task. The process of mastering a craft is more important than the mastery itself. By going out of your way to seek knowledge you put yourself in positions to grow in almost every aspect possible. Your network, your self-awareness, your business sense, and of course the craft itself. And the list goes on.
So to those who have big dreams but are starting from the bottom. If you can imagine it, it’s possible. Just be patient, trust the process, and hold yourself the fuck DOWN through it all! ⚡️
Last weekend, I was really excited to install the vintage ragtop sliding sunroof I got for Jozette. Unfortunately, I got the dimensions wrong (measure 3 times, cut once!), and didn't factor in the ribs on the roof - thought they stopped where I needed them to.
Alas! We didnt cut anything so all good. Instead, we spent the extra time creating a cardboard template that allowed us to get exact measurements to send the sunroof maker. He's going to weld aluminium tabs on the sides of that frame, so we can remove those ribs - and cover as needed.
That's the fun(ish) part of this project: nothing happens as expected, it requires you to be patient, resourceful and resilient 🙈
Last Fall I bought a drone (DJI Mavic Pro), and for the most part it’s been collecting dust. 🤷🏻♂️ Once in a while I’ll go in my backyard and launch the drone above my house to get some aerial views of San Francisco - Ordinarily, I’ll add some music to those videos and share them on my IG Story.
Anyway, we had another one of those super crisp and clear days here in San Francisco with a beautiful blue sky, so I trekked over to the Midtown Terrace neighborhood where I sent the drone up to get some shots of the city behind Sutro Tower.
(If you look closely at the upper left corner of the Tower, you’ll see a maintenance worker in a yellow basket! 😳 I watched him/her go up - I’m scared of heights so I was terrified just watching!)
I’m always looking for people to fly with - Let me know if you’re interested!
Happy Wednesday! 😁