Friday, June 19, 2009

ending quarter four

whew. . .

Finish reshoot for studio - check

Finish beverage shot for stdio - check

Finish quarter four by getting a print on the wall - check!

See you in three weeks blog.

Monday, June 8, 2009


An assignment in printing that required us to apply special effects to our prints. The effects we had to choose from were traditional darkroom effects and we were to apply them to our digital files. Two related shots were required for the assignment. I chose to recreate a lith print digitally, and I am more than happy with the results.

The Lint Roller

This is another assignment from DII2, but I felt that it deserved it's own post. Each quarter it seems like I have at least one image that makes my blog title relevant. This quarter that image is the advertising assignment in my photoshop class.

The Lint Roller:

It lives on my wall and this blog now to remind me that getting it wrong every once in a while is part of the process.

Digital Image Illustration


This class has really challenged me this quarter. It's entirely about composite images, and while I enjoy composites I have a hard time making my brain think fast enough and big enough for the assignments in this class. It's almost over, and I have definitely gotten into better work habits because of it.

One of our assignments was to illustrate one of the seven deadly sins. I chose gluttony, and was fairly happy with the results:

Our final had to be at least ten images composited and was just as challenging as the other assignments. The theme for the final image was history. I decided to to a brief personal history so all the pieces in the composite image are things that have been important in making me the person I am today. It's pretty 2D to create a cartoon-ish feel and it's meant to be a little silly (as I am a little silly). I'm pretty happy with the results:

Copy a painting

For studio class we had to choose and copy a painting. I did not particularly enjoy this assignment.
The one on the left is the original and the one on the right is my copy.

Day for night

It seems that about once every other quarter I get really lucky and my instructor Tom Moore takes my photo. This time he took my photo to demonstrate a technique called day for night. This shot looks like it may have been taken late at night with me under a street lamp, but IN FACT, it was taken in the middle of the day. If you would like to know how to do this effect enroll in art school.

Location Update

Urban Portrait / Fashion

Outdoor Portrait