My Photography Debut

As promised in my blog earlier this week, here are some of the photos that I took on my photography artist’s date this Sunday.  

These are in no way high art.  I wish I could say that I took phenomenal pictures that would blow you away, but my focus was simply on studying basic principles of photography.


For the picture above, I practiced focusing on a specific spot of the iron fence. You’ll notice that that middle section of the fence is in focus.

That’s what I was going for.  That random guy just happened to be passing by.


The following pictures are of the cannon in Riverside Park.  I actually took multiple photos of it, making adjustments for the sunlight with the aperture and shutter speed for different results.

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You’ll notice slight differences in texture, contrast, and the change of detail in the background.


This last photo is of a pair of shoes hanging in a tree.  It was a random photo I took when I first got my hands on the camera.

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As you can see, the focus and composition of the photo is all over the place, because I hadn’t learned anything yet.  Maybe I’ll go back and take a better photo of it now that I’ve learned so much.  


Shoes hanging on trees and wires in the city have always fascinated me. There’s always a little bit of mystery and magic in those shoes.

It reminds me of my childhood in the South Bronx.  Whenever I saw a pair of hanging shoes, I would imagine a story about its owner and how they got up there.


A special shout out to my impromptu masterclass instructor Kisho of KLF Photography who generously shared his time, talents, knowledge, and passion for photography with me.

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