The Homepage of Zachary Gamez

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First Things First

Hi, I’m Zachary Gamez.  I’m a Dallas, TX based audiovisual professional, Baylor grad, and member of The Village Church.  I’m doing my best to explore this city, my hometown of Waco and the great State of Texas.  I’d like to share my experiences in all of these things, and many others, through this site.

Some of this information will be found in the pages above.  Mostly the basic background info.  Much of the other information will be in blog post such as those listed below.  Additionally some pages may contain links to blog post related to a particular topic.

Things you’ll find…

  • Information about my experiences living in Dallas and Waco
  • Pictures and reflections on my visits to parks, lakes and other sites around the state
  • Other personal thoughts of mine

Take a look around. I’ll try to keep things organized. Thanks for stopping by!

Zachary Gamez


‘Tis the Season

By on December 19, 2015

It’s that most wonderful season of the year! Yes, the lights are out, the tree is up, and the metroplex is in a near panic of shopping and travel.

Did I mention the lights are up?

The Christmas lights I put up for my momma.

I have a love hate relationship with this time of year. I won’t necessarily claim all of the normal arguments, other than to say there are a number of good and right things that get taken to far (ya know food, spending, and bad pop Christmas music).

“Someone Check Focus on That Lens”

A lot of people will set out to “reclaim” Christmas this year for various purposes – chiefly church and family. And yet many of these people are just as bogged down in all the other activities. My take is, it’s not about reclaiming (which means you’ve lost something altogether), but refocusing.

First for Christians should always be to refocus on Christ. One thing I love about The Village is the Advent series they teach every year. The sermons are always new , but the theme is always the same. Look at the hope in Christ first-coming, celebrate his birth and works, and take hope in knowing he will come again.

After that, we have a simple need to refocus on family. I think the misconception here is that we are focused on our family when we’re actually not. We’re focused on getting things for our family, and making trips to go see family, but how often are we actually tuned in to family and friends themselves?

Speaking of family, you could take time to do things like this together.

We dont get much opportunity for snowmen in Central Texas, so we made some snow-4×4-men.

The Things I Love

At the end of the day, this is one of my favorite times of year. There are so many fun activities, Christmas lights, and good food. I’ve come to see the importance of prioritizing this time of year.

And more importantly I’ve come to see the importance of intentionally getting rest this time of year. The parties I enjoyed the least we’re the ones I was most tired at. And of course you can’t catch Santa in the act if you can’t stay awake.

But if I’m well rested, I can enjoy some of my favorite things (listed in no particular order), such as:

  • Christmas lights
  • Parties with good friends
  • Candy canes
  • Christmas cookies
  • Hot cocoa 
  • Funny Santa hats
  • Christmas lights
  • Funny pictures of reindeer 

This is the short list.

Yet none of these are possible without the Lord, and they are only best enjoyed with family and friends.

Merry Christmas Everyone

And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke2.10-11 ESV

On the Evidence of Faith…

By on November 18, 2015

Reflections during my camping trip at Eisenhower State Park – September 2015 “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”   Hebrews 11:1 (ESV) October 14, 2014 – 7:40 AM.  Everything changes. In

Camping in Eisenhower State Park

By on October 11, 2015

Breaks. They’re an important thing. Be it a 5 minute stretch break at work, or a week-long getaway vacation, I’ve quickly been learning the importance of getting away and getting some rest. I know that can be such an odd

Old Dallas Pump Station at White Rock Lake

A Visit to White Rock Lake #1

By on March 22, 2015

Since I’ve really tried to make photography a hobby, one place I regularly use to get out and practice is White Rock Lake. This recreational lake in the middle of Dallas supports a variety of wildlife and vegetation, and has

Video Project: PM II – Dasha’s Escape

By on March 7, 2015

The Course: Production Methods II – Baylor’s 2nd level of introductory production methods. This course is required to enter all upper level production courses. It provides a general overview of camera technique, lighting, audio, and editing. Project: Chase Scene –