Photography Progress

Wednesdays are always fun, because I can relax in the mornings before going to work. This will change in the spring semester, but I’m happy with how life is at the moment. I post blogs on Mondays & Wednesdays each week. For the past two weeks, I’ve been testing out Gutenberg on WordPress. So far, I find it a refreshing look for creating blogs and content.

This week, I’ll also be posting a product review on Friday. Please visit again on Friday, since I’ll be starting a new adventure in product reviews. Book reviews will also be under the menu and category of “Reviewed Products.”

Today’s short post will be about my adventures in photography and the 2019 ideal schedule for photography posts. Let’s start snapping!

Note: header photo was taken spring of 2016. First photo below was taken in the winter of 2014. Second photo was taken in June 2016. Third photo was taken in November 2018.

The Lost Archives

In high school, I would post photos regularly on my Instagram account. Photography has continued to develop into another creative source for me to tap into. While I do not have a fancy camera or a computer to edit photos on, I’ve learned to not let that hinder me from continuing to practice taking photos.

Most of my high school and photos from my college days in Texas are either on a flash drive, iCloud, or on my dead Mac book. I’d like to recover some of the photos, since I’d like to have them properly labeled and dated. For the moment, that project is on hold until further notice.

In 2015, I got to do a short program through the University of Oklahoma newspaper program to help develop my writing and photography skills. While that only lasted two months, I’m glad I got to learn how to operate a Cannon and Nikkon camera. Some of those photos I took are gone and lost, but they were so worth taking.


Above is one of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken. I was at the 2016 International Trombone Festival at Julliard in New York City. My phone was about to die as I walked across Lincoln Center to go back to the dorms i was staying in for that week. Pausing, I found a perfect opportunity to take a photo of this moment. I shot this photo in the original black and white filter on my iPhone and after taking the photo, I walked over to the lady sitting on the rail and wanted her to see the photo I took. I felt she would’ve wanted the photo, since I thought it was a cool shot. Come to figure out, she was a visiting college student doing a summer program with Julliard. I sent her the photo and went to the dorm.

Today, this photo still embarks emotions and is my top list of photos I’ve done. Again, it proved to me you don’t have to have a fancy camera to get the “perfect shot.” Does the perfect shot exist? That’s a question for another time.


In 2019, I’ll start expanding my photography blog posts to every Friday. I’ve posted some photos on my Facebook page and on my Instagram but haven’t enjoyed that as much as I thought I would. I’ve continued to invest in my blog every year, which is why I’d like to have a photography tag and menu option going into 2019. This will allow my readers to easily look at the photos I share to the world.

I still have yet to own a fancy camera. Since I only have a Google Chromebook, a lot of editing features aren’t readily available for me to switch from the SD memory card to a computer. I will have an option of using the Universities computers to edit with in 2019 but I’d prefer to have the option to edit at home. On the other hand, I’ll get to use flash drives if I start editing via the computer lab. For now, I like my iPhone 6s Plus. It does what it needs to do.

If you’d like to read other blogs I’ve written this year, check out these blogs below & the links to my social media accounts . These links are not apart of an affiliation program. I just like sharing:


Facebook Page- Sullivan’s Writings



Basic Blogging Advice

Thanks for reading today’s blog post. For those of you who own a professional camera, which brands do you prefer? Let’s chat in the comment section below and I wish you guys a wonderful rest of your week!

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