Assignment Five: Weather for a Website Client
Jan31

Assignment Five: Weather for a Website Client

Assignment: Weather has played a significant role in demographic shifts – whether from colder climes to warmer, or in the impact of bad weather on the economy. A major online magazine has given you this assignment. A single lead story image (600x400px) for a post on the impact of (dramatic?) weather on your area. I will leave it up to you to know whether your particular story is slanted in a positive spin or a negative spin....

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Nick’s notes
Jan29

Nick’s notes

The ongoing saga of “Behind the scenes” with me, your humble P52 Alum. Since the last post I have been trying to establish new contacts and expand my circle of influence. I have had meetings with an agency I work with, and have had meetings for a local mag I do the covers for. Networking is a huge thing in my area because people obviously have a tendency to use who they know because of the smaller market area. It is also...

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Jake Stangle on The Facts of Life (as a photographer)
Jan26

Jake Stangle on The Facts of Life (as a photographer)

PHOTOGRAPH BY JAKE STANGLE Jake Stangle has this to say about the inevitability of working as a photographer… or not. It is tough to hear for many, but it is indeed the cold, hard, definitely solid truth. Telling ourselves that there is no work out there is denial writ large. Look at Barnes and Noble magazine racks… they look puny to you? How about all the damn websites with compelling photography. And books. And...

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Jeremy Cowart Portfolio Presentation
Jan25

Jeremy Cowart Portfolio Presentation

I just ran across this post from Jeremy Cowart showing his latest print portfolio. It’s a very insightful video in that he quickly talks through the spreads throughout the book and why he paired certain images. He touches on many things that I had never considered looking at my work. Lots to digest. And, naturally, it’s beautiful, inspiring work! Jeremy Cowart Print Portfolio from Jeremy Cowart on Vimeo. Jeremy Cowart...

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Keeping Your Eyes Open
Jan24

Keeping Your Eyes Open

It’s amazing what a difference a year of Project 52 made for me. Last year I remember struggling mightily to develop my vision statement for the first assignment. This year it was a joy to revisit what I posted, tweak, refine, reassess, etc. The weekly assignments last year truly helped me find my voice and now it’s just a matter of refining. One thing I discovered, which was reflected in my updated statement for the 2012...

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