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Poser

Poser

There are times in life when moments, candid moments, present themselves and you can either enjoy it with your eyes or capture it forever with your camera.

As I was shooting sunset photos in Huntington Beach, I was fortunate enough to capture this little gem of these two young lady surfers preparing to enter the water. Before they did so, they paused for a few moments to enjoy the scene. I mean come on-it’s beautiful, sunny, California!
Fortunately enough for me, I was setting up to capture pictures of the Pier and just happen to be ready in time to capture this moment.
Photographic brilliance often times arises from brief moments of luck. I got lucky.

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Art on the Sand

Art on the Sand

When art meets art something beautiful is made. As I was capturing this moment in time, a nearby artist was creating his own moment in the sand. It was great!

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Overcast HB

Overcast HB

It really is therapeutic shooting beach sunsets in Southern Cali. Often times, while shooting, I get into a zone and block everyone out around me. That’s not always a good thing. Wherever there’s a lovely sunset, there tool will be other photographers hoping to capture a moment that they will post either to Facebook or to Instagram (mikeedwardsphotography) or even both.
It kinda sucks when fellow photographers don’t acknowledge one another. Almost like, I don’t want to share what I have or what I know for fear of competition? That’s dumb. I’m guilty of this myself. However, last night I met another photographer and simply asked him, “how are your shots turning out?”, at which point he kindly showed me a couple of his beautiful images and thus a new friend was made.
Be friendly and you will make friends. Have a great day!

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Are you Happy?

Are you Happy?

I recently went with a friend, to LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), and man o man did I have a great time. Not only did I enjoy the company, I enjoyed the art that was all around me.

As always, I had my camera with me. What brand you ask? It doesn’t really matter because as a photographer, often times, the best camera an individual can have, is the camera that they have on their person. Make sense?

Anyhow, I digress.

While walking around and exploring the minds of the many great artist and their works on display, I was awakened and enlighten to some ideas of what I interpret art to be. Art is subjective right? My answer is yes. What may seem amazingly breath-taking and beautiful to one person, may not necessarily be felt in the same way by another. So as my buddy and I were strolling through all the displays of subjectivity, I came up with an idea to create something that I have never created before.

Using a technique known as “multiple exposure”, I grabbed my handy-dandy DSLR, put in the right settings, asked my friend to strike a pose (more like sit down and look right at me), asked him to strike another pose (making sure his body did not move, but only his head), and click. I took the picture that I’m sharing with you now.

I said all that to say this. Be creative. Create what makes you happy and care not what others think of the art you make. I mean, we are making art from what we, in our minds, deem beautiful or aesthetically pleasing, right?

As long as you are creating, especially for self, remember that some may love it and some may hate it. That doesn’t matter. It’s all relative.

Blessings.
Mike Edwards
mikeedwardsphotography.com (prints available for purchase)

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Rapture?

Rapture?

This here is another attempt at creativity. Giving the impression of an abandoned (empty) pier, I did a long exposure of 30 seconds at Seal Beach.

Thinking outside the box and trying new things, not only makes you a better photographer but also helps you to think creatively. Don’t be afraid to try new things everyone!

Blessings
Mike Edwards
http://www.mikeedwardsphotography.com

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City of Angels

City of Angels

Recently, I went out with a group of fellow photographers to capture the hidden beauty of Los Angeles. Often times, we judge a book by its cover without attempting to look for or notice the beauty therein.
With that said, try new things. Explore. Open your mind and be creative. You just might find a gem amongst the stones.

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Train Tracks

_MEP1426This past weekend, my partner in crime (my wife) and I, decided to try a new location to do our shoot. I’m very glad we did! Using an abandoned railroad track, we endeavored to, once again, think outside the box and just go for it. Once again-I’m glad we did.

More post to come.