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Post by masterchief on Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:46 am

Yea i'm a graphnerd :p

But thats all due to my school i went to o.O anyways. I've bin to Cuba recently! Shhhhhh no tellin.
It kinda was a cultureshock. Communism is still ruling there.

Anyway here are a few of my photographs.








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Post by blivvy on Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:44 am

Really nice photos Smile

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Post by Wonko the Sane on Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:46 am

You can get culture shock just looking at those photos. I mean, look at that architecture, the colors of paint they use and the style of it all. Those old cars are killer. There's so many interesting textures going on in the background architecture in all those photos, what camera did you shoot with?

Those train guys look like they're about to jump you and that gold car must have belonged to a mob boss or something. It's so out of place in its surroundings.

Are you taking photography courses or was this all just for fun?

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Post by masterchief on Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:01 am

Wonko the Sane wrote:You can get culture shock just looking at those photos. I mean, look at that architecture, the colors of paint they use and the style of it all. Those old cars are killer. There's so many interesting textures going on in the background architecture in all those photos, what camera did you shoot with?

Those train guys look like they're about to jump you and that gold car must have belonged to a mob boss or something. It's so out of place in its surroundings.

Are you taking photography courses or was this all just for fun?

thx and no I used to learn photography back in College. I followed graphical media. So now it's just for fun.
Oh and I shoot with a nikon d60 body with an AD-S DX VR 18-55mm Objective.

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Post by Theicecreaman on Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:28 pm

Awesome pics! I loved them!

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Post by Wonko the Sane on Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:32 pm

One of my photography teachers used to have a saying above his blackboard:

"Buying a Nikon doesn't make you a photographer. It makes you a Nikon owner."

You've definitely got an eye for composition though. Myself, I prefer Canons. If it's become a hobby that you're interested in pursuing, I'd look into a faster lens for that camera. An f2.8 with the same focal length will let you get a really awesome shallow depth of field for portraits and close-ups, and will let you shoot in lower light without needing a tripod. You can pick those up pretty inexpensively these days too.


Now when you say you took classes back in college, do you mean high school or a university? I know the term means different things in different parts of the world. Over here, college refers to higher education like a university.

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Post by masterchief on Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:39 am

Well our school system is diffrent here. But the courses I took are made to be ready for the industry of graphical design. It's a higher education.

Kinda had some trouble with lightning in Cuba though. The sun is allmost day at it's highest point BLERG

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Post by Wonko the Sane on Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:07 am

Yeah well they always say the courses you take are made to prepare you for a specific industry, but trust me there's nothing they can teach you that compares to real-world hands-on training.

Like I said in the other thread, after you've done 3 years or so of coursework then get yourself an internship in a field you're interested in at a good firm that will teach you the ropes. I haven't heard of any school system anywhere in the world that is as effective at preparing someone for a job as actually doing that job for a short time in an internship or apprenticeship of some sort.

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Post by Theicecreaman on Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:05 am

I agree, and I also agree that we seriously need to change the way the whole system works. It doesn't even matter where you take a class, be it in an ivy league school or your local community college--how much you learn really just depends on how much you actually put effort and study and whatnot. I mean, I'm actually taking this class at my local community college right now, and there are people from top-tier schools in it just to get transfer credits (like everyone else, myself included Wink ) and they aren't any smarter than anyone else. People these days (and we're all guilty of this) go to school for the degree and for a good, competitive GPA. Everyone's number-one goal is to get the highest grade they can, not to learn anything legit and applicable. So, yeah...we need to change shit yo haha for reals.

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Post by masterchief on Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:54 pm

We get interships at google, bioware, lucasarts and pixar o.O
Can't wait till i'm allowed to go

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Post by Wonko the Sane on Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:31 pm

The only problem with getting an internship at a large firm like that, and I've heard this from many of our interns, is that you'll probably be doing a lot of coffee runs to be honest. When they do give you actual work to do, you'll be doing grunt work that nobody else wants to do. Will you learn stuff? Probably. Will it look good on your resume? Hell yes. But will you actually get the full learning experience you could get out of it? Probably not.

That's the benefit of shopping around, so to speak, and finding a small firm where you get along with the people and you like the atmosphere and they care about teaching you as an intern, not just the free/cheap help. Like I said, at the firm I work at we have a special intern program I helped design that, over a short 3-4 months, puts interns through a very fast-paced and highly competitive program where they work on the same stuff our full designers work on, collaborate with them side by side, and get the chance to create something for an actual client from concept to physical product. And not something small either. The same intern I mentioned in one of my other posts took charge of one of the main projects we're working on right now. She basically owned that project and, with everyone's help and collaboration, created a marketing portfolio piece with a lot of custom designed material in it that one of our clients will be using to sell themselves. She basically spent the last month creating the entire piece and all its parts. Doing that one project, she learned everything from basic layout and design to fonts, spacing, the tools we use like photoshop, illustrator, inDesign, how we take photography for these materials and how we edit those photos, communication with clients to get the info we need, and putting it all together into a cohesive, consistent brand identity for that client.

Basically, she's what any other marketing firm would consider a marketing expert because of this one project and the one to two months she collaborated with our team on it. I pretty much guarantee you won't get that from any of those big companies, however glamorous it will look on your resume.

As I said, if your goal is to work at one of those companies, then do it because chances are they'll hire you after you graduate. But if your goal is to really learn everything you possibly can, look elsewhere.

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