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November 26th, 2005


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11:30 am
Yesterday, I sent in the Real Change photo, finished (but did not yet post) the Frye Thanksgiving photos, and worked on a panorama of a display of "Party Magic Tricks" from a dollar store on 15th Ave. The finished image is 5" tall and 42" long -- hah! I find that very amusing. And the file itself is 70 Mb. That's funny, too. I plan to go back today and shoot it again, this time being more careful about camera placement and whatnot.

I also briefly went out and got two books: Photoshop CS2 Classroom in a Book, the one recommended by some other students at school. It's also the text for the Photoshop class I plan to take next quarter. Tuesday night we had another instructor sit in with us, and he and our regular instructor talked about "real world" digital photography -- the actual likelihood of getting paid work as a photographer. Slim, to put it mildly. They did give the impression, however, that there are openings for people with Photoshop skills, so that's what I'm going to work on for the next few months. In fact, the kind of job the instructors sounded horrified by is exactly the kind of job I tend to do well at: lots of little finicky things to do. The problem would be maintaining creative drive once (if) I get a job.

The other book I got was Photoshop CS2 Bible: Professional Edition. That's the one with the photomerge stuff in it.

Anyway, it's sunny, and I feel like hitting the road.

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