Le Colosseum in Black and White

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Last summer I had a great opportunity to travel to other countries! One of the places I visited was the Colosseum :) 

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Reason For This Blog

Dear Readers,

Unlike most blogs you find over the internet, I would like mine to be thought of as unique.  The purpose of my blog is to record my journey to being a photographer for National Geographic.  Whether through writing or posting my pictures along the way, I am going to share every bit of my experience with the world.

Along with recording my adventures, I will be writing to inspire others.  To me, love, passion, dreams, and happiness are the key to life.  I would like to reach as many people as I can with my work, so I may inspire others to find what makes themselves happy so they can develop a passion and follow their dream.

I hope that you will enjoy learning about my life and experiences as well as being inspired to follow your own dreams!

So please, I invite you to stick around and we’ll reach our dreams together!

Ill see you soon,

          Miss Hale

 

Self-Inflicted Mediocrity vs Bestowed Genius

“Mediocrity is self-inflicted, Genius is bestowed”-Walter Russel

The level of how much you care, reflects on the accomplishments you achieve in life.

A common misconception of being mediocre, is that it is the fault of another person. Most cowards point fingers at, “him” or “her”, blaming them for their own- personal- sorrowful, failures. But in fact, mediocrity is the result of a person who is satisfied with being only, o.k. with everything action in life. When things become too difficult to handle, their first instinct is to give up.  Though most believe a personal failure is another person’s fault, the mediocrity of oneself is self-inflicted by not withholding a desire to achieve more in life.

To achieve greatness, far beyond mediocrity, one should acquire determination to strive towards a goal. Then they are the select few who keep moving forward, realize life is about how much you can take, and keep moving forward.  Furthermore, the title of genius is bestowed upon those who have earned their place after pressing on through difficult times. An inspirational example is J.P. Morgan, who, during the Panic of 1907 of North America, acquired the attitude of, “I get what I want,” and- while the American people were getting settled for worse to come- he diligently worked to save America, twice, from declaring bankruptcy.  In addition, Steve Jobs is the greatest-most recent-hero of today. He  took advantage of every opportunity and constantly strived to better himself, and never settled for anything less than what he knew was capable of, which was nothing.  Jobs once said, be driven by what you love and never fear failure, and don’t waste your time being trapped by dogma.” Genius is a title earned by those who have been marked as heroes because of their accomplishments which strived far beyond mediocrity.

Everyone in America, no, everyone in the world, should not settle with being mediocre with everything in life, but strive to achieve greatness, because, “as [you] let [your] own light shine, [you] unconsciously give other people permission to do the same, as [you] are liberated from your own fear.”

Visalia, CA|Adriane Hale

Hanging with the Homeless

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Homeless|The Oval,Visalia, Ca                                                           Adriane Hale

While my mom was driving to soccer practice I pulled out my camera when passing the Oval, which is a small park not in the best part of town, and stole some shots of a group of people who make there home there.

Lights, ACTION!

A few months ago my good friend stopped by my house, and, for the first time I set up my mom’s old lighting system.  I wasn’t sure what I was doing, but we had some fun.ImageAt first, we were having difficulty thinking of ideas, but then I remember I had an entire dresser drawer filled of magazines. So we moved my desk in front of my window curtains, and spread the magazines over the desk.  ImageSuddenly I remembered that my friend had a desk fan in her room, so I grabbed it and set in on a night stand facing Jess so her hair would blow around. I wanted her to look happy so I had her smile and flip fast through the book.ImageAfter, she sat atop the desk and did a cute pose.ImageWe couldn’t walk away from this shoot without a close up of her beautiful face!ImageShe laid on the desk, at first it was uncomfortable, but then we found a position that was more relaxing. I love the wood of my desk!ImageIn this shot she was looking off to the side.ImageThis shot she looks carefree!( :

For my first time using the lights, I think I was pretty successful, and we had a lot of fun, too!