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Olympus OM-D E-M1 • 25mm
ISO 200 f/1.8 1/2500sec

It's safe to say I've learned a few things to keep up with this fast-paced society.  I get by knowing I get to kiss my wife at the end of the day, make a dollar hoping that I've made an impact on people's lives, and have the time to keep sane with photography.  

This past year, the ocean has been the subject of choice for me.  I've neglected it far too long, but giving it a chance was the biggest reward.  It reminded me why I love photography.  It's not for the paid gigs, it's not for popularity, it's because of the reward of actually accepting the photo you captured.  There has to be some of you who can relate.  And I hope this doesn't come off as bragging, because honestly, there's nothing to brag about.  Wtf is there to brag about, lol?  

Olympus OM-D E-M1 • 25mm
ISO 200 f/1.8 1/80sec

The 1,2 punch in photography; composition and lighting.  It's the winning combo.  I remember picking up that first camera trying to comprehend and translate that to camera settings.  All I could say was, "WTF!"  But it's fact.  You understand your camera's DNA, compose and expose appropriately, capture the frame and hope your camera's dynamic range can push to the limits in post.  Of course there's more to it than that, but that's the gist.