For my peaches who reside in the amazing country side of Georgia! Took a short hike at Big Creek Greenway. A refreshing walk with a pretty view. Initially went to find good shots for my drone, but left with no luck.. Not sure if these trails are solely used for bikers, but found that there were plenty bikers. If you are familiar with the area, please let me know down below! Would like to apologize to all the bikers for the interference lol Nonetheless the walk was worthwhile 🙂 Check out the photo gallery here
Visited an amazing site at Vickery Creek Falls in Roswell, Georgia. The view was absolutely stunning and the hike was definitely a work out haha. I only wish the footage did the view justice, but nonetheless thought it was worth filming! Scroll for drone clip.
As promised, I thought I’d give a little two cents on my Mavic Mini– which I am so incredibly excited for. If you check out my previous post which you can find here New Purchase: Mavic Mini Drone, I share a little snippet of what I caught when I took her out for the first time. The Mavic Mini is so amazing in regards to what it is capable of in consideration of its’ compact size.
Here are some photos to give you an ideas of what the purchase includes, which are pictured below:
For the price of about $437, all items were included above. I purchased my Mavic Mini directly from DJI and shipping was fairly fast and easy. One thing I was must say is that I regret not purchasing the combo pack which includes extra battery and a hub charger, which I found would’ve been extra useful. For the combo pack, it would be an additional $100. Not too bad if I should say so myself. Other than that, if you are eager and simply looking for the device itself, everything you need is included in it’s original package– which is what I was looking for at the time haha. It took about 4 days in total for package to arrive. Below are a few up close photos of what was included in my box.
The great thing about purchasing the Mavic Mini is that its weight lies a little under 250g, 249g to be exact. For those who are new to the drone world, as am I, this is extremely convenient because you are not required to register your done under the FAA, or the Federal Aviation Administration. Anything above 250g would need to be registered under FAA regulation. This makes it a bit easier to find areas to fly your done and bypass strict regulations of FAA without much of a hassle. BUT of course, however, you do still need to take caution as any damages caused by the drone under hands (whether to human or property damage) is a liability for you as a drone flyer. So while the drone can bring so much joy, please be careful out there when operating!
Now for the technical and mechanics of the drone, I chose this drone because it is capable of flying about 4Kilo wide (2K miles wide) and about 600 ft high– which is actually pretty amazing for its size in comparison to other regular size drones. It has a 2.7k resolution which is astonishing for a drone much smaller than the average as well. It’s battery life also surpasses that of the average drones, which is 30 minutes. The typical battery life for other regular sized drones is about 15-20 min. It’s high resolution also allows you to take high quality photography and videos. Another thing to note is, the Mavic Mini has a return to home setting that allows your drone to fly back to you automatically when requested or when the drone senses that it is at low battery. I find it is fairly easy to operate once you get to know and familiarize yourself with its settings. The only thing I wish more of the drone was for it to have an active track/ follow you feature that allows the drone to follow you without any control of the device. I feel it is a bummer if you were looking to use the device for vlogs and such. Other than that, I have not experimented my drone long enough to list out its cons just yet, but would say I am pretty content with its performance so far.
With that being said, I hope this aids you in your own decision of purchasing the drone or resorting to another that may meets your needs much better. But for what it is, I think the Mavic Mini is packed with great features that makes it hard to beat considering its more affordable pricing. As a first time drone owner, I have much to learn in terms of the technical aspect and how to incorporate my knowledge of that into the beautiful art of cinematography. If you are interested please feel free to check out the drone on the DJI site or find a slightly cheaper deal on Amazon. Be sure to use my Affiliate link! Free shipping included.
I am considering of filming/ recording a more closer review as I experiment with my drone. Be sure to follow it up on my Youtube Channel if uploaded! This post is by no means sponsored but made to share my excitement with ya’ll on this game changing device Haha Feel free to leave any comments or questions or below! 🙂
After being quarantined for 3 weeks straight, I thought I get some air and take a stroll at the beach.
My original plan was to hit up Playa Del Rey, where I could take some photos with my new drone. Given that it was a Sunday, it was difficult to find parking. As I continued to cruise through Vista Del Mar (with the most gorgeous view, even more beautiful during sunset hours), I found myself at the Dockweiler Beach. Parking was $13 right in front of the beach. It was pretty packed at the beach but plenty beach for everyone to enjoy haha. Though I couldn’t take pictures with my drone, I enjoyed the view just as much. Above are few of the pictures I took. It felt so good to take a break, feeling the wind brush across my skin, feet dug in the stand, and the sound of the waves crashing into each other. Needless to say, it was a mini getaway from this new of quarantine and isolation.
Please feel free to check out my photo gallery to join me on both my past and future my adventures.
Just purchased a few books at my local book store in Koreatown, Los Angeles not too long ago in June of last month.
Found some great finds related to music, photography, and law (for preparation as I have hopes of venturing into the legal field sometime in the far future, but will save that discussion for another time.)
I am currently catching up in my reading and have started a new insightful book The Gift by Lewis Hyde. So far, it has helped me recognize the importance creativity & how to nurture it so that we can continue to grow ourselves as an artist and a person of society. Will definitely touch base as I continue to read on & of course write a book review at the end once I am finished.
Anyhow, plenty has happened in the past few days that made only catapulted me to be making the real (long overdue) moves I should’ve been making years ago for my music career. I have written a few pieces that I can’t wait to share with ya’ll & will be collaborated with other artists very soon in the near future. Can’t wait to keep ya’ll updated. Here’s to new beginnings.
Just posted new photos on the gallery I’d love for ya’ll to check out, which you can find here.
Always on the grind for new content. Also wanted to give a quick reminder to all the hustlers out there to stay about your business and stay focused. don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. only then will you enjoy and reap the benefits of your hard work so that one day, you can pass the torch along to your fellow comrade.
Hi Ya’ll, not too long ago I was going through my old photos (from years ago) & found some that I added to my collection. I remember when I first realized my love for photography and my teachers/ friends recognized the ‘talent’ or ‘eye’ I had for it– whatever that may mean. I never really pushed for it or pursued it only because I never saw it in me to make a sustainable career for it. Instead, I delved into my school books & work– neglecting all my passions & interests to simply get my degree & move out home. That didn’t stop me from taking photographs, however, wherever I went as a way to escape my reality even if for a short moment. It was also years later when I realized my love for filming & editing too. That’s when I created my #VlogDiaries Series. Though people may not really see it as much, until this day, those videos mean everything to me because of the hard work, effort, and thought I put into each of them. To me, those videos are not to “show off” or even ‘get views’ but a way for myself to reminisce and record my journey of life. As I continue to travel more, I plan to create more videos because I would love to share them with you and the world.
If you are interested, please feel free to check out my photo gallery here.
Went on my first road trip for 18 hours with some friends to Washington and Portland last month and it was amazing. Thought I’d capture some moment and share them with ya’ll. Just added new photos to my photography collection, check em out here for more old and recent photos.
Just thought I’d drop in and leave some pictures for ya’ll to check out for those who haven’t yet checked out my Photography page, especially for those looking for inspiration. I know for me, at least, I haven’t found much photography inspiration maybe since my mind’s kinda been occupied with work and all, but I guess this is just a reminder for myself and for others to not lose that inspiration/ creative spark. For me it’s been an on-and-off relationship between me and art.. but I definitely plan to become more consistent especially for 2019. Really hone in on my talents, passions, and creativity. When I was 18, I decided to create a VSCO account where I can store my collections of photos throughout the years. For me, growing up, photography was more than just photos, but a way of expression, a way to capture a particular moment in a particular mood.. if that makes any sense. Anyway, I hope this could better convey what I am trying to see. Feel free to check out my VSCO account here for more pictures, this particular series is called the “Three-Piece Series”.
Hope to share more with ya’ll very soon, as I am planning a big road trip vacay very soon.
Peace & Love,
My friends and I visited Santa Barbara not too long ago, and what other way to save these memories as keepsakes in the form of photos?
We spontaneously decided to drive out to Santa Barbara 11pm at night (I know, I am starting to realize I live for moments like this). We arrived within 1-1.5 hours (LA in all its beauty without the traffic), which mind you is about 100 miles out of LA.
When we arrived we got something to eat, explored what we can of SB late at night, and knocked out in the car. A couple hours later and we woke up just before the sun rise.