Hey Bloggy Friends,
I finally wrapped up my semester yesterday. I feel so relieved. The past few months have been rewarding, but I'm so anxious to take a few months off before I start back in the fall.
If you have the time, I'd like to share some of the projects I've been working on over the past few months, especially the ones in my journalism courses.
I'll start with my Design for Journalists class. This course is a requirement for all journalism majors, if you are planning to focus on design as a career or not. The intention is to give us experience in all areas of journalism, so that when we are looking for a job we will have a wider variety of skills to offer prospective employers. I was skeptical about taking this course at first, but now I'm so happy I did. I learned so much about different design programs like Photoshop, InDesign and Dreamweaver. These are tools that will undoubtedly prove to be useful in my career, and at home.
Our first project was to create a photo story, a story that is told through a series of photographs. I decided to take pictures at Iovine's Produce Market in the Reading Terminal, where Alan and I get our produce every Sunday. I chose this location because I thought the vibrant colors of the fruits and vegetables, along with the hustle bustle of the busy atmosphere, would make a visually stunning set of photographs, while also telling an interesting story.
Our requirement in Photoshop was minimal in this project, but the teacher wanted us to at least touch up the photos before we presented them to the class. I enhanced some of the colors, and cropped certain photos to create stronger focal points. I was happy with the way it turned out. I've attached the photos below. I hope you enjoy!
Have a great night. I'll chat with you soon.
Love, Josh (an official senior!)
IOVINE'S PRODUCE MARKET - READING TERMINAL