Photos are a return ticket

We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.”

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Beautiful quote isn’t it? Thanks to my friend for sharing that with me.

As a student of photography and aspiring photographer it brings me so much joy to be able to capturing life’s most memorable moments.

The nice thing about having a digital cameras is that you can shoot all you want.

In the film days it was way different. Your number of shots was limited and you had no idea what you captured until you developed your film. So if you messed up you wasted film and money.

Today you have no limits, if you make a mistake that’s OK, take another picture.

My tip for you aspiring photographers is to get out there and shoot. It can be anything just shoot!

Take as many pictures as you can and capture as many beautiful and meaningful moments as you possible can.

Always remember that a photo is a moment frozen in time and your job is to capture it.

So go out, practice and improve.

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Life is about choices

Busy is a choice

Stress is a choice

Joy is a choice

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Life is about choices.

We make choices from the moment we wake up to the moment we go to sleep.

You have the choice of waking up grouchy or happy in the morning.

You have the choice of eating breakfast or not.

You have the choice of leaving to work on time or not.

You have the choice of putting in your best effort at work or not.

You have the choice to make an impact on others or not.

As you can see your day will be packed with many choices and each choice you make will determine the kind of day you will have.

I try to live each day as best as I possibly can by making the following choices:

#1 – I wake up early and I give thanks for another day of life.

#2 – I make a healthy breakfast (oatmeal) every morning and work on my freelance projects.

#3 – I leave to work on time so I can arrive 15-10 mins early.

#4 – I try to keep a positive attitude at work even when difficult & stressful tasks arrive.

#5 – I workout 6X a week to improve my health.

#6 – I try and have patients for myself and others around me.

This one is important because not everyone around you is trying to make the same positive choices as you. I am not perfect and I don’t expect others to be perfect, so patients is key.

So try and remember that positivity always wins and I guarantee you that you will start making better choices and your day will be filled with many blessings.

The choice is yours! Have a blessed day guys!

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Do one new thing today!

 

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I hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday!!!

Today let’s make an effort to do something that is out of our normal routine and that makes us uncomfortable.

It can be anything! Maybe it’s a project you have been putting off for some time? Working out, changing your diet, visiting a family member or friend, taking that class, learning an instrument, or playing a sport?

There are plenty of thing we all want to do but don’t do them because of fear or “lack of time

So today, I encourage you to do at least one new thing.

What I want to today is: Update my resume.

I have been putting this off for a good year now and I want to start sending it out.

Applying for a new job is the part that makes me uncomfortable, because change is scary. I know I have to get over that fear and keep my options open because this is the only way I will be able to grow as a professional.

I am officially too comfortable at my current job and that’s not good.

I want to advance in my career and I know its going to take change and new challenges in another work environment to do that.

I’ve learned all I can here and I can’t stop learn as a designer or keep designing for the same industry.

So that’s my goal for today. What is yours?

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Simple design / photography tip

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Hello Designers and Photographers! Here is a quick tip for you guys..

Designers:

Always, always save your work as you are designing it (every few mins). You never know when your program might crash. Make sure you also have your files saved in at least two locations (external hard drive or cloud).

Photographers:

The above also applies to you! Make sure that you always keep your original jpeg file saved and unedited. Never work on your original photo, make a copy of them and edit the copies. You never know when you might need to go back to the original file for some reason.

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Goal oriented productivity!

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Pack your day with as much goal oriented productivity as possible.

I have plenty of days when work is slow at the office and there is nothing to work on.

On days like these I came up with a solution to help myself and the company.

I practice my design, photography and video editing skills. I create content to post up on the company’s social media platforms.

I handle all our social accounts so I figured why not make good use of the slow days to create, post and grow our online presence.

This helps me fill in the slow hours of my day, practice my skills, grow my portfolio and benefit the company all at the same time.

Little things like these are the steps we need to take more of to help us grow as professionals, benefit us and bring us closer to achieving or goals.

I hope you find ways to make yourself more productive during the day, but in the direction of your goals.

Don’t just be busy to be busy, actual work on things that can boost you to the next level.

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Treasure your life

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Mondays words of wisdom:

Treasure your life and health. Live it to the max and don’t worry about what others think or say.

Its true guys, we need to really live our lives to the max because we are only here for a short moment.

We never know how long we will be here. We can be here now, but gone the next.

So live your life without fear. If you want to do, start or say something, now is the best time because tomorrow is never guaranteed.

If your worried about what others might say, who cares it’s your life not theirs!

Don’t live in fear of what others will think of you, if it makes you happy and it aligns with your personal morals GO FOR IT!

Don’t waste your life waiting for permission from others, your probably not going to get it anyways.

So live your best life, make the best of it and spread love and positivity.

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Express gratitude even for your difficulties!

Today express gratitude even for your difficulties.

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We can’t just live life expressing gratitude for only the positive, because our difficulties, challenges and set backs are the lessons we learn from that will help us improve and grow. When we conquer our difficulties, we become stronger!

This is a reminder that things do get better. You might be experiencing a rough day, week or month, but just keep in mind that you will overcome your difficulties you just need to be patient.

Your difficulties will make you grow as a person and please always remember that there is light at the end of each tunnel.

I have difficulties all the time! When I get a designer’s block and have no ideas coming in, I  gets frustrated. I use this difficulty to motivate me to look around at my current surroundings and slowly but surely ideas start to flood my brain and I am able to design something great!

I experience difficulties with my body all the time. Currently I have a bad back that has limited me in my workouts but I’ve found ways around it. I do exercises that are good for my back and that don’t put too much pressure on it. I know that the pain won’t last forever and when I do get better I can increase my workout intensity. When that time comes my back will be stronger and it will be less prone to future injuries.

Express gratitude daily for everything life throws at you. If you are having a bad day and want to talk feel free to reach out to me on:

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I am here to listen and help if I can!

Have a blessed day and lets go out and get creative!

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A.L. Designs

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