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lately,

exact moments in songs that move me:
3:00―3:15/ pull/ spooky black
6:14―6:20/ waves/ lia ices
1:33/ warm foothills/ alt-j
2:54/ blush/ violents
1:11/ aurora/ björk
3:01/ gone/ m83

"when words become unclear, i shall focus with photographs. when images become inadequate, i shall be content with silence." — ansel adams

“nobody tells this to people who are beginners, i wish someone told me. all of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. but there is this gap. for the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. but your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. and your taste is why your work disappoints you. a lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. most people i know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. we know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. we all go through this. and if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. it is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. and i took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone i’ve ever met. it’s gonna take awhile. it’s normal to take awhile. you’ve just gotta fight your way through.” — ira glass

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Jul 27 2012 4:55 pm

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Jul 12 2012 12:01 am

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tonight’s sunset kept begging me for attention, so i jumped up and gave it a high-five .

it was stellar .

Apr 19 2011 2:45 pm

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Instagram!

Lately, I’ve been getting a ton of emails/messages about what camera I use for the photos I post on my blog. To be honest, I just point and shoot with my iPhone 4. Photography shouldn’t primarily be about what sort of expensive camera you use. It’s about capturing a moment that means something special to you (for me, it’s an added bonus if others can really see the moment that I just witnessed).

I also use a free photography app called Instagram. Let me tell you, I’m obsessed with it. It’s so fun and addicting! You simply snap a photo, edit it with various filters (even tilt-shift), and upload it for others to ‘like’ and ‘comment’. It’s a really great community to share your photos and to explore/appreciate other people’s work.

Here are a few of my recent favorites:

I am a huge fan of the Nashville and Brennan (new!) filters, because they make your photographs very light in color and somewhat breathable. If you want a cosmic look, go for the Apollo filter. If you desire a more vintage photograph, choose Earlybird. The filter I rarely ever use is Lord Kelvin— yucky orange..

Also, if you are looking for an easier way to glance at your feed and manage your comments, I suggest using the online version: Webstagram.

I hope this post inspires you to use Instagram and to take memorable photographs every day. Snap a shot of yourself, your pet(s), what you’re eating, where you’re traveling, etc. The possibilities are endless. If you’d like to follow my Instagram or just glance through my photos, my username is devincastro.

*If you already use Instagram, please reply with your username. I would love to check out your work!

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Apr 6 2011 6:41 pm

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My shadow spends the majority of its time hiding behind trees.

Apr 5 2011 5:04 pm

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As punishment, they were to be erased.

Dec 18 2010 12:41 pm

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I love ferris wheels.

Oct 22 2010 6:10 pm

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Los Angeles, we have arrived.

Oct 21 2010 1:52 pm

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The air is cold but the sun is shining. This autumn weather is welcome any time.

instagram username: devincastro

Oct 19 2010 9:11 am

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I love listening to the rain and thunder while cuddled up in a sea of warm blankets with The Radio Dept. and Grouper on the player. This feels so right.


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