The Digital Imaging class I am taking at LCC this summer is keeping me busy. Primarily the class is about PhotoShop, and while I’ve been using PhotoShop for years, formally learning it has revealed how much I didn’t know. It has also reveal how complex PhotoShop is. I think you could use it professionally for years and still have aspects you haven’t touched yet.
Our second project for the term was the creation of a movie poster. It had to be a fictitious movie and all of the images in the poster had to be taken specifically for this project. We also had to be the stars of our own movie.
I chose a western theme, partially so I could use some of the family heirlooms I had recently acquired, and partially because it seemed uncharacteristic for me. I like my final project, especially the printed version which seems richer than the digital version.
Earlier this spring I spent a beautiful morning at Hendricks Park in Eugene taking photographs of the rhododendron flowers for a class project. The morning light was beautiful, and when I noticed it shining through the new leaves of a tree above the path, I knew I had to take a photograph.
With encouragement from my fellow students, I submitted the photo to the spring LCC media arts student exhibition — a juried student art show held on campus in the Glass Gallery. It made it into the show! What a treat to see it on display at the gallery.
When I was just 3 weeks into the multimedia design program at Lane Community College, I learned about an upcoming juried student art show titled The Big “C”. The goal was to reflect on how cancer had impacted our lives.
Having recently lost both of my parents to cancer, I felt strongly compelled to enter. The project definitely took me out of my comfort zone in so many respects, but in the end, my photograph made it in to the show.