I just discovered a great tool for building “Product Mockup” image for portfolios… you know, to display a web design, app or photo.
Its a site called “Magic Mockups” and can be found at http://magicmockups.com/.
Here’s a couple of examples:
PRETTY COOL… 🙂
The spring semester ended with the graduation of many students from the very first class I taught in the GIT program. I refer to this group as “my babies.” 🙂 I don’t teach that particular class anymore, but the students in that first class have taken at least 3 courses from me, and many of them have also taken my video production classes – so many of them I have seen in 5 different semesters. Fortunately, a good amount of them are going on to work on their Masters degree in GIT. The rest are going on to some amazing things – Adam Lay is moving to Utah to work for Adobe after interning for them last summer. Kayla Burkholder is interning in New York City for the summer. Jason Jones is starting somewhat of a dream job working for an automotive company doing several things, including graphic design. Walter Arias is planning on moving to Spain and work on a masters degree. So many of the students have told me what they’re going on to, I can’t remember them all!
Here’s some great photos of graduation… they’re not all mine, some are borrowed from the students’ Facebook page and the ASU Flickr page.
This book came highly recommended to me by a friend who is a commercial photographer in Washington DC:
More Best Business Practices for Photographers, by John Harrington
Here I am with one of my favorite students, Nick Stuart. (Don’t tell Nick – they’re all my favorites!) This was the Fall 2013 graduation. He was in my first class I taught in GIT and I could always tell by the look on his face if he was getting what I was saying or if I needed to stop and go over it again 🙂
Ben Etzioni has been busy this past month. Following a huge urge to make a movie, he talked a variety of GIT students to star in and help shoot his movie. He’s planning on being done soon after spring break.
Here’s a few pics of Ben, Tessa Menken and Chris Halkovic shooting a scene on the Poly campus:
If you do any greenscreening for video or still photography, you gotta check out Grunge Textures (http://grungetextures.com/). All kinds of backgrounds and their small versions are free!
Just found this great website by Todd Owyoung, a talented live music (and other types) photographer. I know Chad Westover is going to like this one!
He has a lot of great advice on photography in general and live music photography in particular. And some DIY projects for building that special gear you just can’t afford.
I’m sold on the guy after seeing this:
The URL is: http://www.ishootshows.com/
Go for the great pics, if nothing else (including the shot of Paul Stanley of Kiss on the Home page!)
For all of us who think Kayla is a princess… well, she really is! Kayla was chosen to be part of the 2012 ASU Homecoming Court. Way to go, Kayla!
Good advice for design students from the site “Just Creative” (sounds familiar!) in the article linked below. It’s aimed at graphic design students, but the advice is just as good for web design, photography or any other GIT area.