Thursday, October 30, 2008

magazine proj

i picked this because i like the photography and the sleekness and sophistication of mens magazines. It's sexy and classy. I chose Esquire because I like how they put all the headlines and titles behind the models/celebs as a background

one minute border photoshop tutorial

Monday, October 27, 2008

Mag Cover

I picked Entertainment Weekly because it's a good magazine. I used Batman on the cover because he is awesome.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Photoshop Tutorial

I followed a tutorial for making pictures look dark and stormy. I turned down saturation on yellow tones and created a blueish-grey gradient tone map. Lastly, I used the Difference Clouds filter and some noise and blur effects to create the rain.

Tutorial Link

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

the other one wasnt as big, but I think you can see it better here.


here's a picture I took last summer when I went to visit my little brother @ Va Tech. I had another picture for this assignment but my camera is being a brat so I couldnt upload it.

and here is where I took the picture:

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Photoshop Tutorial

I completed this by doing the Abstract Photo Manipulation tutorial located here. It wasn't my idea but I think it looks really neat.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


cat food is ~fancy~
and i found it here!

Tutorial/Playing with Photoshop

With the first image (originally a black and white photo) I played with the saturation and the burn levels. I didn't do too much of that with the first project, so I thought this would give me an opportunity to do so. The second picture is a picture we took at the beach last year. I tried to enhace the contrast in the colors of the sunrise. I did not use any tutorials. I just played around for a little while. I like the first picture, but I think the colors in the second picture could be blended a little more, but could not figure out how to get that done.

Found Type

I like this type because it looks "fancy," i guess, but it still has the things at the bottom of the letters that you wanted. Also thought it turned out to be a pretty decent picture.

Bon Air water tower. Did not have an address, so this is the closest I could get to the location.

Found Type

This typeface is pretty simple and that is why I like it. I found it in this area of Amsterdam, the 'GEM' region.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Found Type

So I just went to the Danzig concert on Monday night and I think that the type face that metal bands stereotypically use is hilarious because its always overly dark and Halloween-esque themed. It was an awesome show, so I chose to use the type face from it.

Found Type

I saw this on someone's fence while walking to class. It's Halloween "police" tape. I found it at 112 Morris St.


I made myself in night vision

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Half Sepia

used : this


remember that!

Half Sepia + Bangbros

I did the half sepia tutorial on one of my favorite websites in the world.

Online Tutorial-Halloween Chick

This is a crazy Halloween Chick
I started with the Half Sepia tutorial from the email from Grant, then I played with the hue/saturation tool, color gradient, inverse and picked the color, try it its nuts

Captured Life

I was in a car with friends one night when we stopped at a light and I saw a neon sign. It read "COLOR" and each letter was in a different color. I got my camera to take a picture when my friends drove away, blurring the image. I believe this represents life because life is full of many colors and is always moving.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


I went to San Diego with my best friend in 2005. On our last day of vacation, I knew it was my final chance to capture a picture of the sun setting over the Pacific. After spending all day at the SD zoo, we rushed to La Jolla on a bus (sitting next to one of the biggest a-holes I've ever met). The bus ride took way longer than expected & when we got off we had literally minutes until the sun went down. We ran to the cliffs and started snapping pictures. After the sun went down we stopped at a small restaurant that had been recommended by someone we met in the city. There we met a South African author who offered to take us back to his house and get high (we declined). This picture represents that day, which so far, has been one of the greatest days of my life.


(Click to see full size/image)
I feel like children are more alive than any thriving object on this planet.

Friday, October 3, 2008


My friend Yan tagged me in this picture on Facebook. The baby pandas survived the 5.12 earthquake in Sichuan (May 2008). This life was captured and saved :)


this is life to me...back at home with the beach year round.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008



alive and on top of the dead

Lunch atop a skyscraper

Laborers living the high life.

Assignment: Capture "life".

He did not throw up in my toilet but instead he chose to sleep by it . However there was plenty of red and orange puke on 3 innocent girls, desk, bed, hallway, hat, peanut jar, and shoes.

-Thanks asshole!