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    My People (Photographic Essay)

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    The theme of this photo was “My People”. When I first thought about this topic, I wanted to include pictures of my family. I come from a large family.  I am one of eight children. But instead of including regular pictures of my family, I wanted something special. …

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    Sundae Summary

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    CC Flickr Krissy

    So basically after this week I think I’m a photographer! Can I have that? Probably not! But any who, this week in photography was very fun!

    In class we worked on our class project and apparently I creeped Brian out before I “minimalized” his actual beard.

    Outside …

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    Sundae Summary

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    CC Flickr Krissy

    What a week!

    I had so much fun this week. We made Gifs! That was exciting! Now, I’ll probably be making all types of funny things to harass Kelly because she is the Meme queen!

    This week:

    I took four photos made a Gifs read Jon talked…
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    Response to “Jon”

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    So after reading this story I’m on the edge of my seat, interested in how this will be tied into what we’re doing in class. Are we going to make a photo essay that tells this story or a similar one? I’m excited, I think .

    The story was definitely …

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    Sundae Summary

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    CC Flickr Krissy

    This week in Design was very challenging. I’m very proud of myself. I think I’ve grown fond of the Lasso function on Photoshop. I used it a lot in my Design Creates.

    I really enjoyed our in-class workshop. It was very helpful.

    4 Design Projects: Taxi Color…
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    Design Create: Porky Pig

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    I added the picture of the real pig I added the picture of Porky I hid the original picture I used the Lasso function > Select > Inverse I erased Porky’s background and resized it and placed it on top of the head of the real pig.

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    Design Create: Fat Cat

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    In order to create this piece, I chose this original Van Gogh.

    I opened the file in Photoshop. I searched Creative Commons to find this cat that was on a couch. I hid the Van Gogh. I placed the picture of the cat where I wanted it to go. I…
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    Minimalism: Space Jam

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    William’s Four Basic Principles of Design

    Contrast: avoid elements that are merely similar; make them very different. Repetition: repeat visual elements of the design throughout the piece. Alignment: every element should have some visual connection with another on the page. Proximity: items relating to each other should be grouped close…
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    Design Create: Color Splash Taxi

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    I chose to do this method because I always see pictures like this and wonder how it was done. I chose the taxi picture because this is the most popular type of color splash that I see.

    Once I downloaded the photo from the creative commons site, I opened it…
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    Sundae Summary

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    CC Flickr Krissy

    This week was the last of radio and the first of visual. I really enjoyed hearing all of our radio shows put together. My favorite was the guy/girl worst date story.

    The transition to visual started off a little rocky but I got through it.

    Response to…
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    Design Create: PSA Poster

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    I totally stole this idea from Kelly. I chose this picture because this is something that annoys me but it’s all fun

    I found the image in Creative Commons.
    I opened it in Gimp.
    I drew two separate boxes on top of each other
    I added the text on top …

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    Design Create 1: The Sun Will Prevail

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    I decided to take this photo to capture the trees. To point out that it’s spring and they are still bare.

    I used the Gaussian blur set to 7.0 I adjusted the Brightness to -127 and the Contrast to -12 I chose this phrase because it was the first to…
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    How Images Think Response

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    CC Flickr Doug88888

    The perception or message received from an image is a topic worth debating. Throughout this book, these debates are acknowledged.

    “Images are no longer just representations or interpreters of human actions. They have become central to every activity that connects humans to each other and to technology–mediators, …

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