Using a wide angle in Sports.

I threw my 24mm Sigma lens on my second body for a basketball game last week and this is what I got!

2021 and what’s in store.

Something that started in 2020 that was good is shooting wedding videos and that flown over into 2021. Wedding videos is something I didn’t plan on too much and it’s just taken off for me so that is one thing that is in store for my 2021.

Youtube is something else that is slowing growing. It’s growing in the views department more than it is in subscribers. In the past 4 months my views have quadrupled and many of those views are not even on my newest videos but videos I posted years ago but that is okay! I have some videos in store for some newer gear I have gotten recently so that should be fun. I plan on being more creative on my time off with product style photography stuff in my home office. Many things in my head that I need to make happen but we will see what the year holds.

Besides those two big things, there is promoting more and getting more freelance video and photo jobs in my area. Growing my instagram as well would be good and not likes but followers to get my photos and videos visible to more people.

The last thing is to travel more. Even if they’re just day trips to capture the views or whatever it may be. Arkansas is always on the calendar to go for a hike but looking at maybe some new places like the oklahoma dunes or western kansas. Just want to capture new places and also shoot more astrophotography this spring/summer!

Instagram :@DerekLiving @DerekandFilm @DLsports

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!

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 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 and

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

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!