Daily Photo: MORE THAN JUST A SHUTTER BUTTON

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Can I get a double tap on my Instagram feed for this photo =) . Can I first say how much I am obsessed with this photo I captured. Just look at those colors... something like a painting. Before I got into serious photography, I had no clue about any of the techniques that it takes to creating a interesting image. You know that image that just takes you to another place.

Lately I'm noticing how much more I'm becoming, very meticulous about the images I capture. In photography I've learned taking your time and capturing what's in front of you takes more then just pushing a shutter button.

Tell me what you think in the comments down below. Would like some feedback on the photo. Should it be printed... hmm

Daily Photo: L'Archive

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Almost a year ago, I had an idea where I would do a shoot for more branding/marketing for my blog. You know more images to share, Tshirt, & stickers. The shoot came out amazing, which I was extremely excited about. My good friend Andrew helped me with the shoot. Such an amazing photographer and inspiration to me. We woke up at the crack of dawn and drove an hour away to the middle of nowhere. We ended up stopping on this road which probably had one car that passed every 13-20 mins or so. Which turn out to be a good thing we had the street to play around in like we were kids in a sandbox. Lol. 

 Anyway  

Recently I got a new phone and decide to clean out all my old images. I came cross this one and completely forgot about it. I'm so glad I keep a junk folder of images that I always go back to every now and then. 

I cannot wait for more adventures. 

Daily Photo: HER

Finding someone to spend the rest of your life with can be difficult finding. We've known each other for almost ten years, dating for about six years, & engaged for two years. You still drive me crazy...  

Took this photo a year ago during the summer. We walked the famous highline pathway, spent the time just conversing with each other, & taking photos. What is also special about that day "her" bought me a brand new camera lens. And what not a better way to test it out on "her"

MEET MIKE TESS

When someone contacts me about doing a photoshoot. I always get a little nervous, but its not the nervousness of being afraid of doing the photoshoot - it's more excitement then nervousness. My good friend Mike Tess contacted me about taking a few photos for his new project. Of course I said yes because I like working with new people. In these set of photos the sun was really bright, but I said to myself... the sun is the best light ever to have during a photoshoot. So in a way it made think a little more on how to use the sun but not have my images over exposed from the sun. It was simply a great challenge for me. I was a little skeptical about the location being the sun was extremely to bright on this location. But I was able to make it work, & I love every image from this photoshoot. 


DON'T FALL OVER

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I just publish this photo on my Instagram that remind me of summer. Oh how much I miss summer already and we not even close to winter. I think I'm ready for winter, because I know the amount of beautiful images I will be capturing while out on adventures are going be great for the archive look book.

This past summer was just a great time for me. The photo above which features my friend, Jaime who pretending to climb up from the east river on the Brooklyn side of New York City. Before he went climbed over, I said to him your nuts, what would happen if you slip in. Which would be a funny but messy situation. Let be clear on one thing if you've been to New York City or know anything about NYC, just know the water isn't the prettiest sight.

We were able to capture the moment without causing any problems or falling in. Overall it turned out to be an amazing photo capture by yours truly.

I have a podcast show.

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I started a podcast !!! 

I always wanted to do a podcast. I like engaging with others based on specific topics, that provoke deep thoughts, & give a message at the end. It took me a while to create a name for my podcast. So I went with the most obvious name. (KareemDaily) 

Reasoning being I didn't have a to many names that me made excited about it... So I decide if my podcast starts to grow then I give it a way better than name that it is. Maybe. 

What is my podcast? 

Absolutely about nothing, no seriously. I started it off with mainly just myself talking (obviously) about everything and anything. I didn't feel like breaking my podcast down in a category. Why? Do the the norm? There are hundreds of podcast, they all have great topics. But I just felt I wanted to do something a little different. 

So for my first official podcast is my intro along with a question at the end. Unfortunately, I haven't received the proper equipment yet that I need to do my podcast. What had happened was, I purchased a microphone off eBay and it just taking forever. So I cancelled that order. Got my money back and purchased a new mic from Amazon. (Smarter deal)   

So once I get the new equipment I will return with another episode to my podcast. Please feel free to comment, leave questions, & come back. 

Podcast: soundcloud/kareemdaily

JUST ANOTHER DAY IN BROOKLYN WITH FRIENDS

Just last week I met up with my good friend Vic who is a photographer from New Jersey. We decide to do some catching up by taking some photos & grabbing a bite to eat after our adventure. Vic took these photos of me, and lets be clear every time Vic takes photos. I'm always impressed by his composition, tones, & lightening. 

I was trying to make it to sunrise at Coney Island to meet up with Vic & some other peeps, but I got stuck in crazy morning traffic heading to Brooklyn. I can't explain how crazy morning traffic is for New York City. But luckily, I was able to get there just a little after the sun had came up.  

Made it in time...

Shortly after I got to Coney Island, the clouds were pretty much falling to pieces, is what I would like to call it. The sun was setting off some amazing lighting, there's no good way to explain it. Just simply beautiful. I have a few photos that I will share on my social media and my blogs. But honestly I want to save them for future print and gallery work. Because I know one day I will be able to showcase it in a better way than just on a social media app.

 Vic & Jennay being creative. 

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The day was successful, I got a chance to catch up with my good friend, make new friends & do what I love doing. Exploring the city I live in - capturing different things through my point view to  create memories that will last forever.

MEET JAIME

Meet my friend Jaime O from Brooklyn, New York. We got together to do a fun shoot together. With no real plan or actual ideas... we just decide were just going let the day inspire us. We grabbed lunch, caught up on life, & took a couple of photos. In between that Jaime decide to continue working on his new art piece. I was there to capture the fun... check the video out down below.

Mulberry St.

Sometimes you have to enjoy your life the best way you can. Sunday evening my fiancée & I attend the Italian festival that happens yearly in Manhattan, New York. I was very skeptical about the situation based on all the traffic conditions that I would be facing. But I said you know what, however long it takes me to get there and find a parking spot, it will surely be worth it. As i briefly said to my fiancee, were definitely not go to find parking near the street or even close by. So the first parking garage I saw I pulled in and said park it please... 

Walking to the entrance of the festival you are presented with a wonderful bakery smell. I mean you can smell it for miles away. As we entered the barricade I saw so many people there just enjoying everything insight. From the delicious pasta meal, the pastries, & all different activities to do with friends and family. I must have walked by a dozen pastries stands and wishing I could eat everything. 

OH-MY.........HOW-COOL-IS-THIS-GUY ! He was in full character waving his blades around and showing off his costume. When somebody in the crowded said "show us your moves" he stop and turn around and showed us a few moves. 

After walking through Mulberry street and fighting around people. Yelling EXCUSE ME! We finally got to the end of the festivities and said you know what lets walk back on different street. Passing through I saw this man in front store just organizing things around, probably for the next day, it was pretty late when I passed by him but this image is everything to me. It says so much based on lighting and the motion of the person.

Never forget to smile. 

Uncontrollable

Blurred New York Traffic

I haven't spent much time photographing anything recently, which simply kills me. If there one thing I could do every day would be to wake up and photograph something that provokes my inner creativity. Just about two years ago, I really got into photography where I started studying the craft of it all. But even before that my dad gave me an old Polaroid camera which I used completely and made a mess of, then it was the video camera, then came my point and shoot Canon, & then cell phones came along. Currently I use a DSLR which I am obsessed with sometimes I just sit with it and try all different kind of features.

Moving Fast

But lately my time is all backwards.. I mean one minute I'm busy running around doing errands, then I'm at work for 8hrs, & then I'm spending time with the love of my life. Life has been a full roll coaster lately and I feel like I am loosing all control on my life. So much to do, so little time. Eventually I will get back on traffic, I know I will.

E 14st, Manhattan, New York

Here are few images from a few old random nights when I was out with a friend and my fiancée. I try and bring my camera, as much as I can with me to hopefully capture something so great it moves a million people. (One day

Define Freedom 

Thanks for viewing, share, comment, & tell me what you think. 

BAD EATING HABITS !

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We all have it, we all enjoy it, we all need it to survive. But honestly to much can kill you. You probably do not know what the f%%k I am talking about. Ok lord forgive....I'm talking about the food we eat. Yes. Food! 

Recently I went to doctor for one of those monthly check up. My doc he had some bad news for me. Unfortunatly. I went from laughing to frowning within seconds. Mr Doc told me I needed to watch what I'm eating, how much of the same high calorie food I'm consuming, & start to change my eating habits. 

😩 Doc do you know how hard that is ? 

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I cannot believe this is happening to me. I love food, I truly do. I mean who doesn't? C'mon now, all my friends always say to me you're always eating some exclusive deliciousness..... 

😔 doc your killing me now, what shall I eat?

Anyway upon finding out that I gained some weight recently. I was craving no other than "Shake Shack" great now I got this guilty feeling in the back of my mind about my eating habits. Oh well I guess I'll just suffer in the gym or maybe a jog will do the trick. 

After the amazing surf & turf burger I had from Shake Shack and cheese fries *cough* which I did share the fries with my lovely lady. I'm currently trying to eat nothing but salad with grill chicken, vegetables, & less fast food. 

I'll get back to you when I'm done crying over my bowl of salad

STANDING STRONG

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Lately I've had this itch for night photography. Simply because it brings so much relaxation to my soul that it is unexplainable. Just a couple days ago my fiancée and I drove down to the Manhattan which is a 25-30 minute drive for us without unexpected traffic condition. My essential reasoning for heading to the city was to check out this famous ice cream store (@mikeylikesiticecream) that has hit Instagram mainstream. 

We arrived into the city around 9pm, looked for parking which took us another 15mins, & then walked to our destination. For me walking the city at night is relaxing then walking it during the day. During the day you are saying excuse me more than you would say bless you to someone sneezing. After we split a deliciousness cup of strawberry cheesecake - plus the four to five sample of every other ice cream in the store. We proceeded to walk around to just enjoy the summer night. 

I had no essential plans of visiting the freedom tower / museum. But my fiancé  mention she never really seen it at night beside driving wise and would like to see it. Once we got there it was completely empty (shockingly) because it is a tourist favorite place to visit at any time of the day. Since no one was there and I didn't have to wait long to setup my shot. I took full advantage of the emptiness. I began to setup my camera and snap away. My final picture I took was this one which is a wide depth of feel. For future gallery titles, I name this one "Standing Strong." 

Thanks for visiting. 

Oh So Common

This photo your looking at in this post is currently the most famous photo to ever hit Instagram. It has been shot numerous times by the some pretty dope photographer that are on Instagram. Just the other day my friend Andrew & I were out shooting and we finally came across the spot where this particular photo was taken by other photographers. I was pretty excited to finally see it for my eyes. There something about seeing a photo, and then being in the same exact location where it was taken. Nothing is better than freezing the moment... But being in presence of it, seeing it for your own eyes is just amazing.

When first took the shot, I said those clouds are exactly what I want to stand out. I also thought if I am going to shoot the same thing everybody has already shot and posted it on Instagram - it better have my little twist to it. So I did do some post edit with more of a vintage film to have burnt out look. 

Hope you enjoy

Vacation In Jamaica

Did someone order a Manhattan ?

I'm currently in Jamaica on a wonderful vacation with family and friends. First I would like to say, when your on vacation and you have a camera present, all you do is hold down that camera button and take thousands of photos. I'm wondering to myself how am I going to ever finish editing, organizing, & sharing all these pictures. The good thing is I edited all the photos of family members. So my photos for my blog, instagram, & catalog will be much easier to organize. I will definitely update soon once I'm off this high of a vacation trip.

4TH OF JULY

So if you follow me on any of the other popular social apps you might have seen my cupcake picture.  First I want to say THANK YOU! to my good friend Rachel who made them. My day began around 11am which is pretty late for me. Sometimes. 

It was cloudy and gloomy on July 4th, I was pretty sure I was having this BBQ party. I wasn't going to let the rain hold me back. So I started preparing everything for my friends to come over & have a good time. 

It turned out that the sun started peaking through the clouds once the party started. Let the partying begin, meats on the grill, drinks are getting poured, & the relaxation has begun.

I'm a big fan of backyard parties, hanging out with friends, getting into deep convo's, & creating memories that will last forever. I'm glad I got to spend my time with some good friends for a July 4th.  Until next time cool friends. Cheers everybody. 

NIGHT ON 42nd

Welcome,

I decided to revamp my website again, to add a few new things for you to check out. Thanks for visiting, I hope you like what you see.  

Last night, I went on a night photography mission with my good friend Andrew G. We hit up the busy streets of Manhattan and just snapped away. It was a first for me to actually bring my tripod with me on a night mission. I always try shoot without one. (bad idea)  Always shoot with a tripod when it comes to night photography. 

So let me explain the photo above, as I was walking down Broadway in Times Sq. This lady in the photo was just sitting there admiring images, or maybe her work. She might have been an artist who illustrate some amazing things. I'm sorry I didn't ask her, after I took the photo she yelled at me. Simple because I didn't ask for permission to take her photo. Oh well it made a killer photo.... this is how the convo went.

Lady: You want photo?!

Me: GOT IT!

Lady: NEXT TIME YOU ASK BEFORE TAKE PHOTO!