Sample Email Banner Ad

Sample Email Banner Ad

A mockup of what I might use as an email banner ad.

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I made a LinkedIn Profile, you guys.

I made a LinkedIn Profile, you guys.

Besides the fact that this was a component of a subject on interactive media that I’m taking, I think making a LinkedIn profile was actually a pretty smart move. It’s much more geared towards skills and experiences. To be honest, I’ve seen the LinkedIn thing floating around the internet for ages, but never bothered to make an account.

As soon as I signed up, I was offered a bunch of connections, some actually very relevant. For instance, photographers I’ve worked for in the past and fallen out of contact with, fellow students, other emerging photographers, stylists, etcetera.

I added everyone that I thought would be interesting to ‘network’ with. Hopefully if I update often enough with projects, I will be able to do something meaningful with this social media… It can be a bit crazy with all the different platforms, and you really have to commit to get something out of it. You have to provide good content and contribute.

Now, to try and write myself up a profile that is something more than the ordinary. My brain isn’t feeling cooperative right now but we’ll give it a go.

Major Study Ideas, Or: Feeling Colour Feelings

In the spirit of sharing the creative process, I’m going to divulge the holiest of holies: major study ideas. Tonight I got home from an assisting job and jumped straight on the Pinterest, keen to soak up some pictures. I don’t know how it happened. All of a sudden I had a Major Study folder, and had gathered 83 reference images, and had a vague concept.

This concept is currently being articulated as: a modernist hard edged take on Tim Walker-cum-Paolo Roversi, crazy shapes, motion blur, single colour images in pastels and reds and whites, studio fashion/beauty/portraits with blank expressions and awkward poses.

Yeah!? You getting me? No? Okay. It makes a pretty picture in my head, but in words it’s not quite so elegant. Let me tell you how it’s told best: photos! Editorials pulled from all over the place to form a big, bad mood board. If you steal my idea, I will falcon punch you. Or maybe I will just make a pouty face at you and talk about you behind your back. I’m totally kidding, that’s ridiculous. Sharing ideas! Yay!

Choosing Images for an online Portfolio

The dilemma – what to choose? How to represent your work whilst you are still a student? How to pick images you wouldnt want to cringe at when you see your own work in two years? Yeesh, I do that at pictures I’ve taken a month ago.

To keep things coherent, I’m going to have to choose images which fit together visually and thematically. Easy, right? Wrong.

I might group my images into Fashion Folio 1, 2, and a specific Beauty category. The beauty category is going to sit empty for a while, until I can take some really strong, well lit beauty shots in the studio which may well be part of my major study project this year.

I have a few images I can use for the fashion folios, and hopefully will have a much stronger folio by the end of the year after completing my major study and fashion assignments.

Fashion Folio 1 will be fun, bright, and eccentric:

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