Entering this contest was actually really quite simple. I went to http://shoottheframe.com/ and clicked on ‘submit entry’. I chose to submit three portraits to their “Shoot the Face” contest. The contest was $15 to register for three photos, and it was as easy as uploading the images and paying for the registration and hitting submit.
I chose to go with the http://shoottheframe.com/ because their style looked like something I could relate to and submit photos for. It was also one of the only contests that was still open. Obviously, I would like to win, but I’m not holding out too badly for that.
At BYU-Idaho there are more students with celiac than you may think, and as with any other disease there are challenges that sometimes go unnoticed by others. Jordan Noall is a student that has hope and confidence in a strifeful world because of the attention that celiac disease is getting. Watch the video below to see his story and hear his message of comfort.
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Behind the Scenes
A person with celiac goes, on average, between 6 and 10 years to be correctly diagnosed. For people like Jordan, it’s easier because he comes from a family with a history of the disease, but the effects of the disease still persists. I interviewed Jordan because I have known him for quite some time and he has always been a cheerful person despite the challenges he faces. Getting to interview him and hear why he remains so positive was a great experience.
Music in this video
“Ticker” by Silent Partner.
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Attribution Noncommercial (3.0)
Learning how to capture and edit images has brought me extremely useful skills that will carry me far in my communication career. In order to showcase some of the skills that I have gained over the semester, I designed and printed out a photobook. This way, I can show my work off to potential employers as a representation of what I can do.
I designed this photobook using primarily Adobe Indesign (I also used Adobe Photoshop). I used the sans serif font Lato as the font for the whole book, but with differing weights to add variability and contrast. I used MyPublisher’s software and services to get the book printed, and I quite pleased with the results.
Creating HDR photos that look professional by masking each of your exposures can be a time consuming, tedious task that can inspire dread in the hearts of many. There is free software out there that can create professional work for you and it takes literally seconds. I created a PDF tutorial for creating HDR photos using HDR Efex Pro in Adobe Illustrator and created an appealing design that would aid the feel of my tutorial. I then did a screen capture / voice over video tutorial to show the steps that were written about in the PDF.
For my fine art print, I chose one of the photos that I took at Bannack. I looked at the image in the camera immediately after taking it and thought it looked pretty dang good. Upon review on my computer, I realized it was grossly underexposed. I went through and cleaned up the exposure, and did some non-destructive burns and dodges, and added some color correction. I sharpened the image using a unsharp mask. I also went in and added some artificial light coming in from the door, to go along with the glow around the door anyway. When I got the print, I realized just how dark things get when they print, and the image was a bit soft despite the sharpening, but I like the way it turned out.