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Imagine your wildest dreams. Is it to be a doctor? A world traveler? The owner of the Colts football team?

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Now close your eyes and imagine how you would feel when…

For years, you worked day and night and grinded. You found success and were on a high with seemingly everlasting progress. Until one day you fall down and face conflict after conflict.

You hit a dead end. You were finished.

It was time to move on to another, more achievable goal.

Two years go by and you are no longer yourself, you are living a routine, you don’t smile anymore. Your friends notice a change in the you they knew.

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This was me. After years of success, I had fallen. I made the decision to not get up. Then I couldn’t get back up. Myself, who I was, was gone. I knew that I needed to make a change to achieve a different result.

Moving from Los Angeles California to the small town of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin was my big idea.

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From that step, I knew the old me was coming back. I am a doer, not someone who waits around. I travel, I adventure, I shoot, I love, I explore. Because that’s all I can do. It makes me happy.

February 2, 2016: I now have a studio. My confidence has returned. My happiness, my desire, my decisiveness, my passion, my life worth living.

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We all have something we were meant to do on this earth, and when you find it, work hard to achieve it.

“It is possible for you to have your dream; its necessary. It’s necessary that you have it, that you work on it. That you develop yourself and you go after what is yours in the universe.”

Manifest your greatness.

“I never set out to become anything in particular, but to live creatively.

I never want to take this for granted. So i try to keep my motivation simple real and positive. If I only scrape for living, at least its a living worth scraping.

I love doing what I do. “

 

 

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Labor Day

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Without preconceived knowledge in depth of what being the the United States Army truly meant, I joined. I didn’t know that I would be awake most hours of the day, what it meant to respect your processors and keep your mouth shut though you oppose your leaders ideas sometimes, how you can keep training though your body feels like breaking and you could fall asleep at any moment.

A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.

Fall In

*FALL IN*

HOWDY Readers!

I haven’t posted in about a year. Keeping me busy, the Army has with all of this training.

I have to keep it short for now, but my life has changed, I have changed, and I am ready to fall into busy times with photography, business, blogging, and travel very soon. I will be home September 28.

I’m excited to share all of my experiences with you.

In the mean time, have a good summer and buckle up for the new school year!

Ta Ta for now from Fort Leonard Wood!

The Unlit Lantern Now Shining Bright

I’ve lost my way to my dream.

Just short of a year ago I had big dreams of photographing for National Geographic and adventuring with my camera every day. In the past six months, I have barely touched my camera, changed my major from photography to criminal justice, settling at something more stable.

I knew something was terribly wrong because my interactions with others became minimal, I was getting angry at people and my friends  and becoming really stressed out about everything. I was complaining a lot, not eating well. No exercise was in my daily routine.

This behaviour is dramatically different from my normal self who is very go green, into healthy eating and exercising, and playing with her camera every day, almost obsessing over photography as a result of pure passion in hopes of becoming greater.

I asked my friend why he wasn’t getting angry with me as I acted out the past couple of months. He said that it was because I had a lot going on and that he knew I was just trying to get through it. What I realized from that conversation was that I was really going through a difficult time. I gave up on my dream and decided on something that I believed to be a good job, protecting people as a police officer, but it didn’t satisfy what my heart and my dreams and goals had been wanting. I repressed my not only want, but my need for photography and traded it in for something more stable.

Now that I realized what I had done, I am feeling passionate again and more alive than ever.

 

The reason for sharing my story today is that you should never, ever give up on your dreams. Even if you don’t see any possible way to achieve them, there always is and you can’t give up if you know in your heart that’s what you were meant to do- need to do.

 

Early Morning Traveling: Destination Tennessee

A day of awesomeness. One of the greatest parts of being a photographer is traveling and exploring a new world. 

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Driving to Los Angeles

“Ring Ring…Ring Ring” the alarm clock buzzed on my phone at 4:00am. Used to waking up at this hour, I was hardly effected, which is more than I could say for my night owl brother, Jamison, and cousin, Tanisse. After packing our light carry ons, we jumped in the car for six day trip.

 

We drove into the airport parking lot and passed the large LAX sign.

I stepped into the airport with my camera straps over my shoulders and breathed in, happily.

“Ah” there is something about airports that I have always loved, including airplanes and flying. Image

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Family on the Plane

 

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A young boy and his carry on luggage

On the airplane I gazed outside, admiring the beautiful landscapes and imagined myself exploring, on a photo assignment, capturing the Earth for all to see. Additionally, I wrote in my notebook for ideas of my future.

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A Fancy Red Solo Cup
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Delicious Sweet Tea that-sadly- we do not have in California.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once my family and I arrived in Nashville, Tennessee, we hopped in a rental car and headed straight to Cracker Barrel- across from our hotel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Now in the hotel, I borrowed two photography books from downstairs and- after a nice, warm shower- am writing in my journal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodnight, my lovely followers, and wish me luck on my next journey to Kentucky.

~Adriane Hale 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High School Movie Makers!

Adriane Hale 2012. Monstrosity.
Adriane Hale 2012. Monstrosity.

After three years of film classes, and a little more than a year of photographing, I am honored to start on a new direction in my high school career.

A student at my high school has began making a movie.  While being a busy director, he also the screenwriter, and created the screenplay, an amazing makeup artist/prop designer, and will act.  After talking with him yesterday and sharing my portfolio, I was on board to be a set photographer for his film.

I am proud to support all of my friends in this movie, titled Monstrosity.  My friends are actors and several people from my high school are helping with the movie.  It’s fun to see people from different talents of our school connecting to make a great movie.

 

Adriane Hale 2012. Monstrocity.
Adriane Hale 2012. Monstrocity.

 

This is my fourth time working as a set photographer between Los Angeles and here in the Central Valley.  I had my first experience with Monster Killer http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5129422/ where I really started learning about more about the camera and how shutter speed, aperture, and ISO worked with each other.

I wasn’t used to making pictures in difficult lighting situations and had to self teach myself on the spot.    The first day I was nervous, but I kept shooting. Throughout the shooting, the producer was very kind and taught me about what I need to look for when shooting on set.  My experience with filming helped me greatly and before I knew it, I was making better pictures.  I learned a great deal about a movie from all aspects of the business including the actors, sound man, cinematographer, director, producer, and editor.  The producer said that I was better than most of his set photographer’s in the past who have gone to college to learn set photography.  I was proud to have learned such a great deal after working on the movie.

Adriane Hale 2012. Monster Killer
Adriane Hale 2012. Monster Killer.

My second and third experiences were down in Los Angeles.  A friend-Prop Master- who resides in Los Angeles, let me spend some time down there with him.  In addition to showing me around the busy city, I experienced several great things.  I was able to help build an entire set from scratch for a music video.  The music video was for a upcoming K-Pop Artist, Chad Future’s “Hello” song.  After planning all aspects of the set, we had to go out and buy all of the supplies and then piece everything together.  Additionally, I did set photography for the video.

 

 

 

Adriane Hale 2012. Chad Future “Hello”

 

 

After I arrived back home, I sent Chad the pictures and set that they were great and that he would hire me to shoot photographs for his next music videos! For me, the experience was inevitable. I got to meet with actors/actresses, producers, directors, and other photographers who taught me.

 

 

Adriane Hale 2012. Monster Killer

 

I met other great directors that live in Los Angeles, and as soon as I move down there after high school, they are going to help me out and give me opportunities to work as a set photographer.

And now I will be doing set photography for a student film and I feel like my work will be great!

We filmed one scene today in a neighborhood and it took about 1.45 hours and it went very well. The final product will be entered into film competitions and I am excited for the results!

So Follow and I will Keep you updated on the journey of my life :)

Photographer

I want to be a photographer because i want to capture stories and show them to people and I want them to feel emotion from the photographs I make. I want to capture the worst of ours worlds problems and hopefully when people see them it will spark them into maybe changing a bad habit or help another person out, help a cause. For instance, a story of a young boys farm. A person in a car ran off the road and killed this poor boys cattle. The story was published in national geographic magazine and people were inspired to get together and send animals and give money to the little boy so he could rebuild his farm, his life. Or maybe capture a story on the horrible deforestation that’s taking place in countries and hopefully it will keep people from being so wasteful. I want to inspire people to do good. I also love making people happy, I really do. I empathize greatly with people and I love making people smile! People are so busy with their lives, and live them routinely. They are focused on whose going out with who or how fat they look or pointless activities. I want them to see the stories I make and really analyze them and make them feel emotion whether its sad or happy-anything that gets them thinking. I also want to inspire other people to do amazing things, because we were all born to shine in a sense.

It is the Thought that Counts

It is the Thought that Counts

Today in the streets of Los Angeles I found a sign through a window that had-written upon it- a very true statement. When someone gives someone a gift that holds importance or the feeling of thoughtfulness that the giver expresses.

Often, I give my friends gifts that hold a special meaning, memory, and something that shows I care and listen. They tell me that I give the best gifts. :)