Two weeks ago, I met with a friend half way in New York City. We spent the day catching up with each other and doing random things. But one of my favorite aspects of the day was just roaming around with our cameras looking at so many things through our lenses. This is one of my favorite things to do as a photographer. At times I like to create a pre-conceptual idea of what I am going to shoot, but other times I like not having any idea in mind as to what I am going to look for and photograph. I find many times by the middle to the end of the day you end up seeing what your natural aesthetic is. I tend to have a more natural, journalistic or documentary style of photography. This is what I am drawn to and usually find the most enjoyment in. While in New York, I didn’t have a concept in mind, especially since the purpose of me going to New York was to visit a friend, but I still felt like I was always searching for something to captivate my eye. I have noticed since I have become a photographer, I look at things differently. For example, I am more aware of lighting and shadows, angles and scenarios around me even when I am not photographing. Now these photographs are definitely not anything super special, but it is always good to get out and shoot as much and as often as you can. I took a lot of photos of my pretty friend as well, but I figured I would leave them out, because I am not sure how she would feel about me posting them. Maybe sometime later when I get permission.