Thursday, September 23, 2010

Constructive Criticism

I will start out by saying that I love the GIT department a little more each day. Up until now, I've mainly focused on getting gen eds out of the way, and I took just the basic intro to software classes and never delved fully into all of the creative possibilities out there.

Today in Digital File Prep, we had an in-class critique of our notepad project designs. There were some seriously fantastic designs up there, and I got some great feedback and suggestions for my design. I knew it needed work, but I wasn't quite sure just what. That's where the critique is extremely helpful. Now that I have an iMac and CS5 at home, (*cartwheels!*) I can work on it at home and over the weekend without worrying about if I can get into the lab or not. Very good investment. I'm very excited about the possibilities.

Speaking of excited, I'm quite excited for today's portrait photo class. One of the guys in the class is a graduate student, and he's going to teach the class today about wedding and event photography. Of course, this topic would have helped about three weeks ago, but I digress. I'm anxious to hear what he has to say. And, with CS5 at home, I'm not worried about the loss of our normal work day class. I've got plenty of time! Woot!

While we're on the topic of excited, I'm over-the-top, extremely, utterly and completely excited about next week's weather forecast. We're talking highs of 68 on Sunday! Holy CRAP, this is what I've been waiting for! I'm going to force my rear out of bed early on Sunday whether I like it or not and GET OUT THERE. I'm going to enjoy every last ounce of Fall if it kills me. And, it just might.

Well, that's all for now. I don't have any photos to share at the mo', but stay tuned...with CS5 at my disposal, who KNOWS what you'll get...