Living the Dream

I am living the dream! That’s what we all want to be able to say right?

I had an awesome photography workshop this morning and it was epic, to say the least. I feel like I am dreaming every time I am in the presence of the Atlantic Ocean. Feeling the ocean breeze hit my face makes me smile like a kid at a toy store.

I have always had this idea in my head, that when I was older I would move to a warm beautiful beach somewhere, live on the sandy beach where the high tide would come up to my front doorsteps. Somewhere where I would wake up in a hammock in the middle of the night listening to the beautiful waves as they draw a big fat juicy smile on my face. Somewhere touristy where I would teach people how to surf or scuba or do something cool while they are on their dream vacation.

It was not until this morning when I realized I am living my dream. The dream I have been dreaming for a long time. It is crazy to think that I am doing everything I have described above. Well, I do not have a house on the beach (not yet anyway) however I live very close to it. So close to it I can walk to it, ride my skateboard, bicycle or if I really wanted to drive for 3 seconds and be upon its presence.

The best part of the story is that I teach workshops on the beach, sunrise photography workshops. Yes, I have subconsciously created the life I have always dreamed of. Crazy to think that right? I live in paradise, and teach people something I love to do.

The universe always works its self out. If you believe in something so bad and visualize it in your head day in and day out, it will eventually come true. Do not get me wrong, I have worked my butt off to get to this point, but it is happening. I feel so blessed to be in the situation that I am in.

I just launched my new Photography Workshops website, after teaching workshops to locals for over 5 years, I have opened the door to everyone from everywhere just about every day of the week. You guys kept asking me when I was going to do this, here you have it.

My new site is called WalksofMiami.com please drop in, check out the site and the blog. Leave us a comment and book your next adventure with us. I promise it will be an unforgettable one. If you want to help us, simply share it with your friends and help us spread the word. We will be adding new tours, new photography guides and loads of new photos.

How to shoot the sunrise

In this video, I go to shoot the sunrise in Miami Beach. Even though I was late to the fun, I was still able to get some good shots. This just shows you what happens when you hesitate, if you snooze you loose. Another lesson learned in the photography game.

You can’t get lazy when it comes to shooting the sunrise or the sunset because that’s exactly how you will miss out on the awesomeness nature has to show you. However, if you hustle you can still get the job done.

I shot the image in the video with my Nikon D800 and my Nikon 14-24mm on my MeFOTO tripod.

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Stuck in a Funk

I hate it when I get stuck in a funk, but as an artist you must fight through and get out of it. This doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it can be really frustrating, you just have to remember to push through it and get the job done.

This was happening to me over the weekend, however persistence paid off. This is such a great spot to photograph, but for some reason I could not find my grove.

I kept pushing through until I finally got a decent shot. Here are the results. Check out the vid to see the how frustrated I was and what led up to finally capturing this shot.

Sunrise Blues

Sunrise Blues

Even time I watch the sunrise its like being re-born again. It is a reminder that the day ahead of us is full of opportunity and we must cease on that. I always try to make the best out of every single day of my life, from work to family to friends. I think I have found a balance but I keep my photography as my start of the day. I also wrap up the day by shooting a sunset.

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Miami Beach Sunrise Expecting a Storm

Miami Beach Sunrise Expecting a Storm

I woke up this morning and went to the beach to teach a sunrise photography workshop. There were a lot of people there from the new some from the weather channel because we aren’t were expecting some sort of storm. The storm never came in the sunrise was amazing. The only thing that came were amazing colors and a permanent grin.

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