How I spent my summer vacation...
OK, not really...but, it's still an essay
. a child, I always found myself looking through one eye; visually obscuring further away things with other closer things.
Try it...The closer thing is in focus while the further away thing isn't. That's a shallow depth of field. (Bet ya didn't expect a free li'l photography lesson, did ya?)
I was composing like a photographer while I still had skinned knees, wondering why ripped open Super Balls smelled so good (no, modern day ones don't; they changed the recipe), and arguing with my brother over territorial boundaries on the couch we shared while watching Saturday morning cartoons.

It wasn't until decades later that I was gifted my first digital camera. "What do I do with this? Point it and say, 'Say Cheese?'"...I assure you, I was clueless.
One day, driving around, I came across a boarded up, abandoned home, somewhere between Old Bridge & the Atlantic. I pulled over, snapped a quick, intention-less picture, and thought nothing of it.
It wasn't until I loaded that bad boy onto my computer, and clicked a button that turned it to black and white. My eyes widened, and I leaned as close to my desk as I could.
"Look at the sun peeking through the leaves! Look at the shadows on the lawn! If I knew what I was doing, this [photography] could be really cool!"
I was hooked. 

Oh, and...Cats are my spirit animal, and (to steal a B-Boys lyric here) dogs love me because I'm crazy sniffable. I spend much of my time wondering when I'll eat Indian, Sushi, or Korean Tacos (or honestly, any tacos) again.


Daniel Nydick, New Jersey Wedding, Lifestyle, Commercial, Food, and Event Photographer for New Jersey Brides, Families, and Commercial Clientele.