Wide, medium, close, textures

What if, and hear me out here, I actually listened to my own advice for once. Remember how I made a note to myself to focus more on textures? How I should shoot wide, medium, close up and also; textures? Well, that’s exactly what I did today.

It’s funny that I remembered to do it because usually when I arrive to a scene, the setting gets a little hectic and I forget a few things here and there. Never to the extent that it matters much to the final product. Just enough for me to think I could’ve done just a little better.

Thankfully I kept my focus today. The result is a more conclusive representation of the subject and a clearer image into what I’m trying to portray. Or you know, I hope that’s the case but you can totally be the judge of that yourself.

The weather stays dreary but that won’t stop me

The weather stays dreary but that won’t stop me. I’m still getting on that bike. I’m still taking photos whenever I can. I’m still hanging in there.

I let the production of One Two One rest for a couple of days and revisited this afternoon. As expected, I made some minor adjustments. Nothing major. The cover took a little more effort. So much so that I can’t bite the bullet on that one yet. I’ll sleep on it for another night.

Free camera straps for sale

I started giving away camera neck strap samples to my friends and I love the idea that my creations are now out there, being used by people. I handed out three yesterday and today I made another seven, to be distributed in the near future. Hopefully, the feedback will be mostly positive. I’ll think about selling them properly soon after.

I sit down and I (don’t) think

As I write these things, I sit down and don’t think about things too much. That’s a lie. I think about all the things too much. Still, I try to not restrain myself with second thoughts and overthinking.

I need to register my purest thoughts.

Allow my future self to peer back into my current mind. It will be a good reminder of where I once was. A little ‘hey you’ from my present self. A small nod of approval.

I’m sure.

This week I’m sprinting (pt. 4)

Almost done! I did forget to add ‘do final checks’ to my to do list, which is a lot more work than I initially realised. In any case, I think I’m looking at a final product now! The cover needs another look but to make that hold any value, that needs a different day. I am absolutely crossing it off the list though.

In other news, making books in fun and I am definitely turning these Monologues into one as well. I better put in the effort everyday to make them worthwhile! Also, working out is going solid and I’m now on a two-week streak of three workouts per week minimum.

Now without further ado, enjoy the updated to do list.

To do

  • cover
  • intro
  • font
  • layout
  • outro
  • test book

This week I’m sprinting (pt. 3)

More progress!

But… I also don’t want to talk about the project in depth anymore until it’s done. I’ve shared all the steps and details along the way but frankly, it’s even become a bit boring for me.

Like, don’t I have any other thoughts anymore? No other insights? Perhaps not. Maybe this is literally 1 the only thing that’s keeping my mind occupied.

In any occasion, the sprint continues2

To do

  • cover
  • intro
  • font
  • layout
  • outro
  • test book

  1. Yes, I mean literally ↩︎

  2. A reference to The Marathon Continues, R.I.P. Nipsey ↩︎

This week I’m sprinting (pt. 2)

I still can’t think of a few proper words for the intro. I need something that sets the mood but does not plainly give everything away.

I already do that at the end of the book.

The moment I stop thinking about it, I’m sure I’ll think of something. Hopefully tomorrow. Or the day after.

Anyway, at least the layout is finished!

To do

  • cover
  • intro
  • font
  • layout
  • outro
  • test book