P3 Activity Photography

Light 1 - Outside
Light 1 – Outside
Light 2 - Inside
Light 2 – Inside
Focus 1 – Foreground
Focus 2 - Background
Focus 2 – Background
Composition 1 - Thirds
Composition 1 – Thirds
Composition 2 - Lead Room
Composition 2 – Lead Room

I had a lot of fun with this activity. I started with the lighting photos. There are some railroad tracks just down the street from my house. Yesterday evening my husband and I with baby in tow took a walk down there to snap some pictures. I love how the photo turned out of my husband and baby. I think the sky looks really neat. The next photo I snapped this morning after my baby’s doctor appointment. His vaccinations really took it out of him and he fell asleep face down. The lighting was perfect.

The next set of photos I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. I played around with a few objects, but finally settled on taking pictures of these pears. I set them up on my kitchen table right next to a sliding glass door. I love how you can see a slight reflection of the pears in the table. I think it’s interesting to play with the focus.

The last set of photos was composition. The photo of my son is one of my favorites of him. It really captures his personality. He is in the center third, while the orange pillow occupies the right third of the photo. The last photo is a picture I snapped of my brother on Sunday. He just left for his mission to Colorado so it was great to get a final picture of him before he was gone.

Project 2 Event Ad


Description: A color full-bleed event ad to promote a fundraiser using only Microsoft Word and a scanner.

Process: I scanned my image, and inserted it into a Word document. I then added boxes in two different shades of blue. I filled in the boxes using the text tool. I used two fonts (one serif and one sans serif to create contrast). Programs I used: Microsoft Word, Canon Scanner, PDF2JPG.net (PDF converter).

Message:  There is a banquet to raise money for renovation costs at an assisted living home.  I wanted people who saw this flyer to have their interest piqued and consider attending.

Audience: Anyone looking to help raise funds for the assisted living home renovation.

Top thing learned: I learned how to scan and check the image size, and also how to design in Word.

Color scheme and color names: Monochromatic, Blue

Title Font Name & Category:  Baskerville – Serif

Copy Font Name & Category:  Avenir Next – Sans Serif

Scanned images used,  sources, original sizes: The image was scanned from the April 2015 Ensign. The image was originally only 7″ x 4.5″ and I scanned it at 300 resolution. Image final scan size was 750 pixels x 1050 pixels


Project 1 Flier


Description: This is a black and white flier for a graduate leadership conference.

Process (Programs, Tools, Skills, FOCUS principles): After sketching, I took my best sketch and recreated it in InDesign. I focused on alignment of the text with both the picture and the title. I wanted the eye to flow through the poster which I think I effectively did with the shape I created with the photo and title box.

Message: The message is to inform recent graduates of an upcoming conference that will enhance their leadership and professionalism.

Audience: The audience is graduating seniors who would like to learn more about leadership.

Top Thing Learned: I’ve used InDesign before, but it was my first time actually designing in InDesign. I learned a lot about using the shape tool to make frames for photos.

Title Font Name & Category: Stempel Garamound – Serif

Copy Font Name & Category: Akko Rounded – Sans Serif

Links to images used in this project:

  1. https://130.commbyui.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/JuliePeterson-Leadership-conference-business-rexburg-Idaho_7576-as-Smart-Object-11.jpg
  2. https://130.commbyui.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/VouantLogo2.png