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2011 Christmas Banquet

After much pro­cras­ti­na­ti­on, I ha­ve fi­nal­ly uplo­a­ded the be­st pic­tu­res I took du­ring BFA’s 2011 Christmas Banquet.

All ima­ges uplo­a­ded in full re­so­lu­ti­on 3216 × 2136 px.

Taken with a D300 with an 80–200 mm f/2.8 lens.

Gallery Link

High School Play

Our school had this year’s High School Play in November. It was a pro­ducti­on of the 1938 Victorian Thriller Angel Street by Patrick Hamilton. Although the sta­ge was ter­ri­bly dark, I still ma­na­ged to get so­me good shots from the 2nd row.

All ima­ges ta­ken with a D300 with an 18-​50mm f/2.8 lens.

Uploaded in full qua­li­ty 4288 × 2484 px.

Gallery Link

Evolutions

Click for 1920×1200 px. (576 KB)

To de­mon­stra­te our skills in Photoshop for Yearbook, we had to ma­ke a pho­to col­la­ge using 6 ori­gi­nal pho­tos, one of which had to co­me from the scan­ner. My ori­gi­nal idea was to use the va­ri­ous blue doors around the school and com­bi­ne them in­to one door, but the­re sim­ply weren’t enough dif­fe­rent on­es, and the shots we­re hard to get iden­ti­cal. So I tried to co­me up with ot­her things around school that could work as a the­me. That’s when I ca­me up with “Computers.”

Fortunately, the­re are a plet­ho­ra of dif­fe­rent mo­dels lur­king around un­der de­sks, and school had fai­r­ly con­sis­tent lig­hting which ma­de post-​processing ea­sy. I tried to ar­ran­ge them in ap­prox­i­ma­te­ly chro­no­lo­gi­cal or­der, but I found it mo­re at­tracti­ve to do it sim­ply by heig­ht. I wan­ted so­me kind of mes­sa­ge to go al­ong with it, and “Evolutions” see­med ap­pro­pri­a­te. I ho­pe you li­ke it!

New Sunset Photos

A few weeks ago, I was in­spi­red to ta­ke pic­tu­res of the beau­ti­ful lig­ht that was co­ming do­wn over the hills. It was such a beau­ti­ful day!
I’ve uplo­a­ded them in full re­so­lu­ti­on for your vie­wing ple­a­su­re. Click he­re for the gal­le­ry.

BFA Student Newspaper Redesign

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At the be­gin­ning of the school ye­ar, in my Graphic Arts class, one of the things that was plan­ned for us to ac­com­plish was a re­de­sign of our stu­dent news­pa­per The Chronicle. I was very ex­ci­ted about this, sin­ce it de­li­vers good con­tent, but with a lou­sy la­yout and typo­grap­hy. I couldn’t wait to get star­ted. It was the first big pro­ject of the ye­ar, and with on­ly 2 pe­op­le in class, I knew it wasn’t going to be ea­sy. We star­ted brain­stor­ming va­ri­ous chan­ges we could ma­ke, cri­ti­quing pre­vi­ous is­su­es, and le­ar­ning a lot about news­pa­per la­yout and de­sign at the sa­me ti­me. Working on The Chronicle en­tailed lots of back-​and-​forth be­t­ween the Journalism class (who wri­tes and pu­blis­hes it) and us to fi­gu­re out if we we­re meet­ing their needs. Near the end of the pro­cess, it was re­al­ly co­ming do­wn to the wi­re with de­lays in con­tent and prin­ter is­su­es, but me ma­na­ged to get it out on ti­me. The re­acti­on was very po­si­ti­ve from the stu­dent bo­dy. Next is­sue, we’ll try to ma­ke the on­li­ne ver­si­on in co­lor!

Here is an ol­der is­sue that you can com­pa­re to (links to PDF: 676KB)Previous Issue

This one has been on hold for a whi­le, due to techni­cal is­su­es with get­ting the pa­ge la­yout of PDF ver­si­on cor­rected. It ca­me out on October 28th, but hasn’t been fixed till re­cent­ly.

Click he­re to do­wn­lo­ad PDF (1.9MB), or use my lo­cal mir­ror.

Letterforms in the Environment

Poster Layouts

For this as­sig­n­ment, we had to go around town and find, well, let­ter­forms in the en­vi­ron­ment. It’s har­der then it looks, and re­qui­res look­ing at things in a dif­fe­rent way then nor­mal. It ori­gi­nal­ly had a blank back­ground, but our te­a­cher sug­ge­sted an old pa­per tex­tu­re mig­ht look bet­ter.

Link to high-​resolution PDF (11MB).

GA 2 Landscapes

One of our Graphic Arts 2 as­sig­n­ments was to ta­ke 12 lands­ca­pe pho­tos that exhi­bit shape. Gave me a chan­ce to get out with a ni­ce ca­me­ra and lens again. Kandern is so ni­ce in the au­tumn…

Gallery (uplo­a­ded in full re­so­lu­ti­on)

New Site

Yay! I got my new si­te de­sign up! My Dad and I crun­ched du­ring the last few days of Christmas bre­ak sin­ce all our ti­me be­fo­re was occu­pied with pre­pa­ra­ti­ons for my litt­le sister’s 13th birt­hday. I wan­ted to im­pli­ment sIFR in the post tit­les, but I couldn’t get them to sty­le cor­rect­ly, so it’s scrap­ped until I can fi­gu­re it out.

The Gallery has not been up­da­ted ho­we­ver, and I don’t when that mig­ht hap­pen con­si­de­ring it’s a com­ple­te­ly dif­fe­rent be­ast. I’ve been toying with the idea of in­te­gra­ting the gal­le­ry in­to the blog using a plug­in, but I haven’t found one that suits me yet. But we’ll see…

Site Updates

I’m wor­king on this si­te slo­w­ly, but sur­ly, and as you can al­re­a­dy see, it’s im­pro­ved a gre­at de­al. But the­re are still so­me litt­le things to work on. There’s al­so my gal­le­ry, but it’s at a lo­wer pri­o­ri­ty rig­ht now. Also, I don’t ha­ve our ca­me­ra rig­ht now, so I couldn’t ta­ke any pic­tu­res of the fi­re­works on France’s National Holiday on the 14th. Sad.

Update and experiments…

Howdy,

I’ll start wor­king on this si­te du­ring sum­mer va­ca­ti­on. Really.

I’m wri­ting this post via Windows Live Writer, the won­der­ful we­blog pu­blis­hing soft­wa­re that co­mes with the Live sui­te of free pro­grams from Microsoft. It does a won­der­ful job.

  Pros Cons
Windows Live Writer Fast, con­ve­nient, flex­i­ble Slow to open
Online Interface Available wher­e­ver Slow, in­con­ve­nient

 

A darn pretty picture.

Something pul­led out of the text. Apparently, this is a quo­ta­ti­on. Funny, I don’t re­mem­ber saying this.

Lol=Lots of links! Here are so­me gre­at or­ga­ni­za­ti­o­nal si­tes you should vi­sit

Lifehacker​.com; Unclutterer​.com; Zen Habits

I’m get­ting a Creative Zen 4 GB PMP. Anyone know if when you plug it in­to your com­pu­ter, does the in­ter­nal SD card show up as a se­pa­ra­te dri­ve? Or does it not see it at all.

Note that, at the ti­me of wri­ting, I re­al­ly need to chan­ge how links are dis­play­ed.