Hello: My name is Donavan Chavez. I have always been interested in photography but used basic point and shoot digital cameras. I recently purchased my 1st DSLR, a Nikon D3300 with kit lenses. I wasn't sure how to use it so I started looking for tutorials on Youtube. I found one specific to my camera from Jared Polin the "I Shoot Raw" guy. It was exactly what I needed to get started. I also downloaded his instruction video guild Go Above and Beyond Auto from This helped me to get out of the auto settings on my camera and then it really got fun. I now shoot only RAW format and I am editing my photos in Adobe CC LightRoom & Photo Shop on a Walcom tablet. 

As you will see from my galleries that my interest spread  across the many types of photography. Please follow my journey as I figure out what photography is to me.

Thank You

Donavan Chavez