Aspiring Photographer – Take 1

Happy New Year Musings!

My aspiring ‘start to better picture taking’ has now begun. A few years ago I was just aimlessly pointing a camera around, trying to get what I saw to show up with out taking into consideration technique or knowledge at all.

And that is pretty much what I did again for these photos below πŸ™‚

Landscape:

Self Portraits:

I like to call these shots my ‘beginner babies’, because that is exactly what they are.

As I learn what my camera is capable of doing and watch beginner photographer videos on YouTube, I will hopefully be able to level up to a great photographer assistant in no time! And improve my selfie game along the way for future projects πŸ™‚

Now that I am getting into the groove of this, I am beginning to understand why it takes 4 hours for a proper photo shoot – lol

And I am loving the process so far! Hopefully I’ll be able to figure out the guidelines to posting photos on Unsplash soon. Though I wonder, should I upload a Photoshop software? Or wait until I have better quality photos?

If you are also a beginner photographer, share what you have enjoyed learning so far. If you are a more advance photographer, what are some things you wished you had learned earlier on in your journey?

Let’s connect and see what develops (see what I did there – lol)

As always, be inspired and stay inspiring Musings!

 

Soprano Musings

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Vision Board for 2019!

2018 is done and I for one am ready for the good times in 2019!

So much so that I created a few things to share with ya’ll πŸ™‚

First up is my super awesome vision board! This was so much fun to do that I’m thinking of making it a new tradition for NYE. This chick has many, many, MANY goals for next year, so this was a little challenging to narrow down to just a few to share.

How did I do it? Well, with the help of Canva and Unsplash of course πŸ™‚

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Okay! Now let’s discuss.

First up are the academics. I soooooo need to complete my BA in 2019.

Not just so I can stay in South Korea longer if I want to, but having that done will no longer be looming over my head. Yes, it will cost me a grip to finish but surprisingly, once I have it, ya girl is looking at MAJOR career possibilities now that I’m overseas.

And speaking of being overseas, I want to travel more. With my contract, it may be a little difficult, but I can at least get to know my city and those within a 3 hour bus ride radius, right?

All future travels are for sure solo!

After more failed attempts to meet folks in Seoul, I am just done with group meetups.

I think about the money I’ve spent trying to make those trips happen and …

 

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Yeah. Something like that.

So, no more working on multiple folks time slots, available dates, and interests.

Just my own. YAAAAAAASSSSSSSS!

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In between my future travel plans, taking online classes, and working my pretty awesome job, I want to take the KIIP (Korean Immigration and Integration Placement) exam. You know, just in case I finish my BA by next February and want to see what other amazing careers await me in South Korea.

That and the fact that I really, really, REALLY want to improve my listening and speaking in Korean skills. Right now I have plans to register for the exam on January 2nd for the beginning of April. There are 5 levels and I would like to place in level 3.

You all will for sure hear more about that journey on my YouTube channel.

Which brings me to my next goal – growing my channel! I honestly did not think it would be possible, but over the last few weeks I’ve been gaining a healthy number of subscribers and want to keep the momentum going all through out the next year.

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I also plan on bringing back the ‘Soprano’ in Soprano Musings.Β  Sigh.

I miss singing ya’ll. So much so that with my hectic schedule, I plan to make time to practice my old voice lessons and sharing the re-glowup journey with you all.

Yeah, I know it is a lot. But I also know that I’m worth it.

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So let the celebration begin!

I have created a NYE Playlist for you Musings on my channel. Check it out by clicking here and while you are there, be sure to subscribe!

Until next year Musings!

Be inspired. Stay inspiring.

-Soprano Musings

 

Wishfully Waiting

First, allow me to properly thank Dan AragΓ³n for making this photo available for free on @unsplash. It captures my current mood so well as I listen to LoFi Hip Hop radio via Youtube at the moment.

Now I can begin my update from my post last month.

My documents for the teaching internship program that I applied for were, in fact, received by the GA consulate. All is not lost but instead completed. At least on my end πŸ™‚

I have completed my initial and final interviews for the internship, and am now waiting to hear back from the head office overseas in regards to whether or not I was accepted. On or before June 1st I should know the outcome. How am I keeping myself busy until then?

  • Catching up on my blogs.
  • Working as many hours as I can at both of my jobs.
  • Spending time with my friends.
  • Going to the beach.
  • Creating a new vlog playlist on my YouTube channel.

The light at the end of the tunnel can almost be seen! I just hope it leads me to the sunny, magical, and beautiful side where my hopes and dreams can take flight.

As always, be inspired and stay inspiring musings!

– Soprano Musings