Posted 29.07.2014 @ 9.08AM
On topic: A friend of mine had a $2k budget for a laptop. Of-course I instantly thought mac. She ended up with a HP Ultrabook which cost $2k ($2k for a PC laptop? Surely not?!). We took it home to unpack it and instantly she installed Chrome on it then boom. Everything was jaggy. Text, even images! It turns out Chrome is not compatible with Windows 8 on these retina style screens that PC Ultrabooks have.
What's worse, when we looked at the same photo on my macbook pro (which is 3 years old) and her screen she just died inside. The difference was light and day. The mac screen is so much brighter (white's look white not grey) and so much more contrast.
She cried for 2 nights and we ended up fighting to exchange it on a macbook pro. We got there, and now she's a total convert!
Posted 29.07.2014 @ 9.02AM
I did a 4 year BA in Design at UNSW COFA, it was long, damn hard and full of design theory which I hated at the time (zzzz) but that theory has made a HUGE difference to how my design mind works.
Short design courses tend to skip the theory, and focus on software. IE: Teach you how to use a computer. I don't think this is a good thing, but it's completely understandable.
There's nothing stopping you from building up a folio of work though. Luca Ionescu from Like Minded Studio started out doing mock-ups for MOOKS clothing because he liked the brand, and felt like playing with some logo concepts. He ended up sending all his designs to MOOKS and they ended up paying him to use some on their T-Shirts.
If you're hungry, you'll find a way!
Posted 29.07.2014 @ 8.55AM
^ sure is. Less is more! And that roo image... wow.
PS: I've decided to put on a Photowalk! Should be an awesome day out and I've got some big name shooters coming along on the day to share tips and tricks too.
Posted 17.12.2012 @ 10.47AM
@ROWLANDM - those shots are awesome!
@JUBBJUBB @OLI @JUSTINFOX nice shots as always!
I haven't really been bothered to take my photos off my camera lately, got a bunch to sort through but heres a few
ps. @JUSTINFOX your job looks like a whole lot of fun, a bit jealous!
Posted 13.06.2012 @ 9.25AM
@Justinfox looks great, I find that if its bleeding in on the fine detail, instead of pressing down on the stamp, hold the stamp in place with one hand and with the other hand give the stamp a 'quick slap'.
@KATJABAK, I had two stamps made up, a standard stamp for the name and a self inking stamp for the contact details.