A Different Style

I have started to post a couple different style of videos as of recently. I just enjoy creating regardless the style. We have had a few days of snow as of a couple weeks ago and so I went for a drive and flew my DJI Mavic Mini. The drive is recorded from my dash window mounted GoPro Hero 6. Below are the two videos. Watch in 4k and enjoy! I have a mountain drive video coming later this week from my recent trip to New Mexico. That also means a video from our trip and some great images, digital and film from our 4 days in Santa Fe/ABQ area.

Thanks for checking them out and see you all next time!

2021, this is it.

New year means… nothing. We still should be grinding for our goals regardless of the new year. Maybe you set new goals because you met some goals in 2020. I jumped off 2020 strong and it ended strong. This year, I do have new goals.

Biggest goal is cutting my debt down by a great margin, no more minimum payments. Ill be taking on my side jobs and not buying things I think I need. More goals for my health, mostly what I consume. Thinking about less red meat and more healthy protein and low carb. We will see if that helps or gets me where I want to be.

Another goal is to push even more on youtube. Find videos that people want to watch and possibly actually subscribe for. If video, photo and film photography is your thing, come check out my channel. https://www.youtube.com/c/DerekLivingston9/featured

For any gear I use in recent posts and future posts and videos links are here.

Camera: https://amzn.to/3rTw5vv
Main Lens: https://amzn.to/2LnUrwQ
Portrait Lens: https://amzn.to/3hIMMVZ
Sports Lens: https://amzn.to/3bnJypR
Drone: https://amzn.to/3bczRKK
On-Camera Mic: https://amzn.to/2MCW7mH
Nikon Film Camera: https://amzn.to/3bnJIxt
Nikon Lens: https://amzn.to/2MqhYNZ
Favorite Film: https://amzn.to/391VSt0
Budget Film: https://amzn.to/3hLM4az
Camera Bag: https://amzn.to/35coHBO
Camera Case: https://amzn.to/35erWsx
Main Light: https://amzn.to/2MvIENj
Small Light: https://amzn.to/39297K5
Action Camera: https://amzn.to/2Xck3PJ

I also thought about maybe dropping the blog. Calling it a good couple of years. Readers are on a low end and growth really isnt there but then I thought… Maybe I am doing it all wrong. I have never looked at ways to grow it and I don’t really share it so the growth is on me. Also, if you are interested I am on Instagram.

http://www.instagram.com/derekliving http://www.instagram.com/derekandfilm http://www.instagram.com/dlsports

Here is to a great 2021 regardless of how crappy 2020 was.


2020 was a year of unexpected circumstances. I left one job to go work in another town, long story short.. it was the best decision I could have made, as my new job is perfect. We all know where this is going and that is Covid came into our lives.

Circumstances changed, life changed, plans changed but I have grown in many ways during this time. I have started being more creative for my self. Invested in myself in ways I didn’t think would be possible in such a short period of time.

I am pushing out more youtube videos monthly, shooting more film which opens my mind to other ways to shoot subjects and has helped me grow as a photographer. I have also grown as a videographer and that is jumping into wedding videos. I ended up with 4 weddings in 2020 as myself, Derek Livingston Media and that was just enough to realize I want to do this another year and probably for many years to come. 2021 is still going to be a crazy year for where we are in the world but I am working towards booking weddings. I have book 4 so far, matching my first year already and am looking to take on a few more.

With that said, I know I need to get something out there to be able to book more. People don’t have time to go watch a full video on my youtube to decide if they want it or not. I went and made a quick 1 min teaser to show the type of shots I like to implement into my wedding videos. My hopes is that it will push across social media easier to book a few more. The first day is under way and 3 inquiries have came in which is awesome! I just wanted to share this next step and share my teaser with you all and here it is.

Social Media

Hey everyone, something different today.

No photos or videos unless you choose. I want to share my social medias for people that dont follow along on Instagram or Youtube.

Photography is where it all started for me, I was on IG when it first launched but I have now moved profiles and have 3 at the moment, all for seperate style of work.

My instagram that I post mostly to is http://www.instagram.com/derekliving and this is where you will find nature, portraits, architecture. It covers a good variety of things that I love to take photos of. My other two pages are http://www.instagram.com/DLsports and http://www.instagram.com/derekandfilm

It’s pretty straight forward here. DLsports is where I post my sports photography and occasional video and DerekAndFilm is where I post my film photography. If you’re into any of that I would appreciate the follow and let me know what you think of my work on any of those.

Lastly is my youtube. Youtube was just a place for me to kind of create videos so I can look back at memories and I slowly started doing videos over the gear I have or the places I have been to. I also share some sports photography and film photography stuff and that has been a fun new addition as of recently. So check that out if you want at https://youtube.com/c/DerekLivingston9

Thanks for checking out my blog. I go over photography and videography topics in my life so check out my recent posts.

Until next time!

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