It seems that a pattern is emerging lately, as something new and different appears in my life every week. Today, I audition for the Voice, the TV singing competition. Mind you, I signed up for this a while back. How convenient that it happens to be the third week in a row where something has popped up. And speaking of popping up, I had my idea for a logo pop in my head almost fully formed. I thought to myself that I was stepping outside of my comfort zone, out of my box, if you will, and it appeared before me. Jax-out-the-Box. The logo would be a jack-in-the-box, but Jack would be missing or present but not in the box. I think I’m also going to commit myself to one out-the-box experience every week.
Today I got to go to a Photoshop training seminar called Light It Shoot It Retouch It Live! At the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. It was a full day’s experience – very helpful and well worth the time and money.
The seminar focused on the steps a photographer could take from beginning to end in his photo shoot. Scott Kelby, who was the one teaching, would light the set, take the pictures and retouch them, all live. What I really enjoyed about it was that there was a companion workbook we were given that contained all that Scott was teaching, making sure that, if we forgot anything, we could look it up. Best part of the day was actually being able to talk to Scott Kelby and ask him a question.
Worst part of the day was lunch. I stood in line for a half hour in order to pay ten dollars for a hot dog and drink. And it wasn’t even a very good hot dog.
All in all, though, it was a good experience and I’ve already been able to put some of what I’ve learned into practice.