Oliver Asis Photography

Taking a Leap for Change

Its been awhile since I last posted.  But I wanted to touchable a bit.  There have been a lot of things that happen since the last post.  Here’s a few things.  I went to New York City for a whirlwind weekend adventure of photography and hanging out with a buddy.

The trip to New York was filled with so much excitement, insight, and just pure brotherly love.  This trip also showed me that heroes are as you can hope they are.  My photographic heroes didn’t disappoint me at all.  They are all the same as I expected and more.  They are all great people.  And that’s the just the thing I realized is that they are just people.  So given that it was amazing to know that they are the same in person as their personas on the web.

The highlight of the photographic adventure of this trip, was finally meeting my friend and fellow photographer Douglas Sonders in person.  I met Douglas several years ago via social media.  It was one of those, why would this photographer follow me kind of things.  I still don’t know why he followed me but it has been a great friendship over the internet.  But it was a pleasure to meet Douglas in person finally.  This was especially great since the class that he was teaching was the last class that he would possibly teach for awhile.  So I figure this would be the best opportunity to at least say hello.

Secondly on this trip, I got to hang out with my great buddy and friend, Rob.  Rob is one of the coolest people that I have had to pleasure to befriend.  Rob and I connected almost immediately and since we met at WLC in Chicago this past summer, it has blossomed into a great friendship.  This weekend in New York we got to hangout, learn about each other, catch up, and just have a wonderful adventure as friends.  It was cool to see he’s love for firefighting and just to see he’s excitement for life.  Rob in many ways is very mature for he’s age.  When I look back when i was he’s age, I didn’t know what I wanted in life.  I know that we don’t have everything in order at that age but I believe that Rob will be fine.  But also equally great is that he is open to the possibilities that life will bring him.  It was great to see this in him.  I truly do wish the best for him.

The trip to New York also gave me some time to reflect and see what I wanted in life.  The relaxation that I got from this trip is that I am happy where I am currently but I know I want to do better and improve myself.  So I decided on this trip that in order for me to do that.  I will need to do something that I have been learning a lot about lately.  And that thing is coaching.

Over the last several months I have been thinking about coaching.  I don’t want to be coach rather I would like to be coached.  This I believe will help me see the bigger picture but also find focus and clarity in what I want to have happen in life.

So on the writing of this posting I have decided to get coached.  I have signed up for 4 months of getting coached.  I don’t know what to expect.  The only thing I know is that I will be a better and more improved person that perviously.  I will have to do my best and make it work.

So that’s all for now.  Until next time.

Oliver Asis Photography

My Head Hurts

Lately the gears in my head have been running a full speed.  The ideas, thoughts, distractions, and more ideas are happening.  The problem is that with all the flurry of activity in my head, it gives me head aches thinking about all of this.  I don’t know about you but it sure gets old quickly.  I want this to stop.  However part of me doesn’t want it to stop because some ideas are great ideas.  I know they are great ideas.

They are great ideas, but until I do something about it, they will remain ideas.  And in all honestly the only thing that I have done with these ideas is write them down in my idea journal.

The journal has been a place where I store my ideas.  It is the thing that I look back at when I’m bored or trying to figure out what the next thing is that I need to do.  Everyone in my humble opinion need to have a journal.  And I mean a tangible paper journal, not a digital one but a good and honest paper journal.

I think too many people have started to rely on the digital journals also known as iPhones & Androids.  And for thing like this, it need to stop!  Like NOW!

This so far has been the solution to helping my head from hurting.  It still hurts but at least the pressure of ideas is temporary relived by writing the ideas down on paper.


Hello Again

Hello again!  It sure has been quite awhile since I have updated or even touched this blog.  There surely has been a whole of things that I have happen since the last time I even logged in and even attempted to post here.

For those that are interested here is just a few things that I have happened:

  •  I officially have a “second office” for my photography and other creative pursuits.
  • I launched another photography business.  This photography business is focused on Landscape and Travel photography.
  • I went on a 3 week adventure visiting Portland and Chicago.
  • I have become President of The Professional Photographers of San Diego County.
  • I have come into my realm as a photographer.  I’m no longer the scared and nervous photographer that I use to be.  I am now more confident and prepared photographer.
  • I have a bit more responsibility at the engineering job.
  • I recently got myself a standing desk.
  • I have seriously considered about standing a podcast soon.
  • I have been put in charge of an Instagram account about food.  I curate the page for amazing food photographs.
  • I am in the middle of a 1000 day photography project.  And as of this writing I am less than 1 year from completing the task.

That in a nut shell is what I have been up to and all that is new in my life since the last time I posted here.  I’m really going to try to post here more often.  I know I have made promises and statements like this before but I am really going to try to make more of an effort to do so.

So here’s to where this journey is going to take me.  :)

Reconnect with friends

Reconnecting with Friends

Last year, I wrote a post about reconnecting with friends. Well I have found myself in a position again where I have been trying to find the time to reconnect with friends. Over the last several weeks, I have been reaching out with friends and making some time to catch up with them.
And it has been a good thing. My friends have been so awesome. Even though we haven’t seen or even talked with each other for awhile, it feels like we just saw each other yesterday. I have been lucky in that regard that my relationships with friends have been built on genuine care and love for each other.
So I will continue to reach out with friends over the coming weeks and months and reconnect with them.

And here’s an idea that you might want to consider to add while you are reconnecting with friends.  YOU might want to also reach out and reconnect with other projects and goals that may have fallen on the way side.  Look back on those stack of papers and notebooks and go through them seeking out the little notes with goals that you wanted to accomplish.  Then become aware with them and give them a second chance.  And see where it goes.  :)

The Importance of Taking Care of Yourself

This post is something that if you ask me 5 years ago that I would not be writing if you ask me. But here I am, writing about a subject that over the pass year that I have been experimenting with. It is an experiment that has been overwhelmingly good for me, mentally, physically, and has built up my confidence. The subject that I speak of is this; taking care of yourself by working on your appearance. That’s right, I said, I said appearance. It may be vain to some and even why should it matter. I am here to declare that it does matter. And I will tell you why.


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