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St. Catherine Point Swatch

Making a Skeuomorphic Swatch

This was quite the project, but I’m excited to share with you what I’ve made! In order to get started I had to pick a watch, and I picked St. Catherine Point Swatch from 1988. I love this watch because I really like the colors, the design, and I’ve been obsessed with Swatches for a while. Anyways, once I picked my swatch it was time to sketch. Once I felt comfortable with my watch it was time to take it to illustrator. 

Say Hello to the beginning of my swatch:

Once I had the basic shapes I began making the swatch look “photo realistic”. I started with the yellow band at the top.

I then went on to add in other parts of the watch including the buckle, and watch face. I also tried to add some shading to the bottom yellow chunk as well.

All of the images above were made the first week. The rest of these photos were done the second week. Anyways, my focus became making the watch look photo realistic, or in other words skeuomorphic. I visited with Brother Kerr and he gave me some great tips on how to fix the buckle, and watch face. Which then brought me to this.

I then thought that this needed some shadow and that would make it look realistic. So I I created shadow, and then posted it for my peers to review, because I thought this was pretty good.

After I posted it I got some feedback and realized that I wasn’t done. I fixed the shadows, added a texture to the background to make it look more realistic, and then fixed my highlights to make them look less blue.

Here’s the original Swatch, my vector, and the paths to prove this is a vector. 

I originally posted this at http://vectorpaths.com/st-catherine-point-swatch/

 

Swim Gear Icon Set

Vector Icons of Items used for Swimming

I decided to create icons of something that I love, and that is swimming! I did competitive swim for all four years of high school. It was a big part of my life and is still one of my favorite activities.

Brainstorm:

The very first thing I did for this project was come up with a list of all the items I used to swim, or were found in my swim bag. After I wrote that list down I picked the twelve most important items, then I sketched six of them.

Draft:

Once I figured out what I was drawing it was time to draw them on the computer. I struggled at first because I am new to Adobe Illustrator, but after many many failed attempts I came up with these lovely icons.

As you can they are a little rough. Especially, that Speedo backpack. If you have never seen a speedo backpack just know that they are a weird shape and when you see one from the front they are very “frumpy” and not easy to draw. Click here to see what I’m talking about.

Anyways, I kept drawing and added a few more items. I was too overwhelmed to fix the backpack.

I finished drawing all twelve and then I went back and fixed a few problems. This included the colors, the arrangement of the items. I then realized there were problems I didn’t know how to fix, as in the backpack, the towel, and the fins. So I went to my professor Cory Kerr to ask for help. He gave me some great advice, and I knew what I needed to do. He told me to add shadow to my icons, and I think it helped. I also came to the conclusion that I couldn’t draw the backpack so I decided to change it to a speedo instead.

Final:

Overall I’m really pleased with how these turned out! It was hard work but now I know how to use most of the tools in Illustrator. For all of you non competitive swimmers out there these are Fins, Kick Board, Shampoo & Conditioner, Towel, Hand Paddles, Pull Buoy, Womens Competition Swimsuit, Water bottle, Flip Flops, Swim Cap, Goggles, and a Speedo.

I originally posted this at http://vectorpaths.com/swim-gear-icon-set/

Creative Resume Handout

A fun way to showcase your work

Hello! I am Lauren Wagner and I am a junior here at Brigham Young University-Idaho. I am studying communication and it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I love photography and graphic design and this degree is a combination of that. Communications is also great because there are endless possibilities, and it allows me to push myself.

For my resume handout I decided to create a note. It folds up small and is easy to pass along. I learned how to fold this when I was in middle school so I am happy that something useful came from those years. I was actually surprised at how complicated the design of this was. The process began with a blank piece of paper. I then colored and marked it to figure out what folded parts show when the page was laid flat. Then I had to figure out the shapes in InDesign. After a few rough drafts I am pleased to present my final product to you. If you like what you see please feel free to contact me. I would love to create something for you.

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Personal Best

Top 10

So the last three months I have been in a professional imaging class (COMM 316) taught by the wonderful Caryn Esplin. I have grown so much as a photographer. This class has allowed me to try all kinds of photography. It has also allowed me to learn about the different types of external lighting and what not in photography. Before taking this class I knew I liked macro photography, but I discovered that I also enjoy product photography as well. I also was not a big fan of portraits, but this class made me change my mind.

Honestly, I love learning new things, and that is the beauty of photography. There is always something new to learn or to try. This is why photography will be a lifelong passion of mine. So I would now like to present my top ten images from the last 3 months.

 

Fruit Photography, sugar covered fruit, oranges and blueberries, spoonful of fruit, food photography, fresh fruit,

light paint, indoor light painting, table top light painting, vintage products, soap, light paint reflection, product photography
macro photography, macro water drops, macro drop crown, macro still life,

macro water drops, macro photography, macro still life, three water drops, fine art photography, macro fine art


mens fashion, apple watch, blue shoes, mens heels, mens fashion accessory

Womens fashion portrait, Womens portriat, Pink and yellow light, Golden jacket, bubble portriat

womens fashion portrait, womens portrait, bohemian fashion, Jean dress, Flower crown

Stock Photography

Taking Practical Images

Recently I signed up for five different stock agencies. Which are Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, 123RF, Big Stock, and iStock. Stock photography is really different from all other types of photography. While taking these photos you are focused on what is practical and what someone would buy. Stock photography is also different because you can’t have any identifiable logos or trademarked items. You also need to have signed releases for identifiable models and locations. Your photos also require keywords for people to use to find your images. Stock is also interesting because your images have to be approved for sale. This means that there are a panel of people who go over your images and are looking for imperfections. This means that you need to take high quality images, that are properly exposed, ect.

Stock photography really changes your perception of photography. I often find myself going wow, how could I sell that. All stock photos are extremely planned and staged. This means you have to truly be aware of each shot you take, because if it looks weird potential clients won’t buy it. So on that note, feel free to buy one of my images. *cough, cough*

Stock Photography, Hamburger and Fries, Restaurant food, table setting

Stock Photography, first bite of reuben sandwich, lunch time, reuben sandwich, restaurant food, man eating lunch, man eating reuben sandwich, meal time

Stock Photography, first bite of pancake, breakfast, pancakes and bacon, restaurant food, man eating breakfast, man eating pancakes

Stock Photography, Mint Milk and Cookies, Sweets, desserts,

Stock Photography, Mixed Berries with Sugar, Frozen Motion, Pouring Sugar on fruit, Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry, Sugar, Spoonful of Fruit

Stock Photography, close up ice raspberry, macro ice raspberry, frozen fruit,

Stock Photography, Winter Sports, Extreme Sports, Snowshoeing, winter storm,

Stock Photography, Winter Landscape, Sunrise in winter, Sunrise through the trees,

stock photography, farm animals, cows, isolated background, bos taurus, cow and calf stock photography, farm animals, cows, isolated background, bos taurus, cows

Stock Photography, shotgun shells, ammo, bullets, empty bullets, cartridges, 70mm

The Venu Fashion Photography

Amazing Event Hall

All of the fashion photos I posted were taken in at The Venu, Rigby. It is honestly such an amazing building. They are located at 142 E Main St, Rigby, ID 83442 with the phone number (208) 313-4159. I highly recommend this location for any event or photo shoot you plan on hosting. It is a very nice open space and is absolutely stunning inside. If you don’t believe me check out these amazing fashion photos I took. WomenMenGroup, Accessory

The venu rigby, rigby, party halls, modern architecture, rustic architecture,

The venu rigby, rigby, party halls, modern architecture, rustic architecture, chandelier,

The venu rigby, rigby, party halls, modern architecture, rustic architecture, Brick Wall

Accessories in Fashion

Selling Products

The main point in accessory fashion photography is to sell a product. Whether that is a watch a ring or shoes it all matters and the styling of a photo can really communicate to buyer that they want this product. Fashion Accessory Photography is an interesting crossover between portraits and product photography. To be completely honest I love it. I also love how it can incorporate the principles of graphic design.

mens fashion, apple watch, blue shoes, mens heels, mens fashion accessory

womens fashion portrait, womens portrait, bohemian fashion, Jean dress, Flower crown, Charming Charlie Jewelry

Womens fashion, velvet shoes, blue shoes, womens heels, womens fashion accessory, Guess Shoes

Womens fashion, womens makeup, womens lipstick, red lips, red lips with red rose, makeup with rose, fur coat, fur coat with rose, revlon lip stick

The styling for this shoot was by Gerardo Sumano (IG: @good_society) or Kim Mackenzie (IG: @kimmyk_15) or Vanessa Godfrey (IG: @van.godfrey). Makeup Artist: Melanie Pina (IG: shanik_beauty)

Models:
Etienne Bernard (IG: @ thisisfrenchie)
Noelle Helm
 (IG: @noellehelm)
Mckenna Wilson (IG: @kennawilly)
Ana Glazier (IG: @aglazier1)

If you want tips on how to avoid mistakes with photographing jewelry click here.

Group Fashion

Capturing Style in Pairs

Group Fashion is exciting and quite fun. I worked with lots of great people and it’s what happens when a large group of people come together for a photo shoot. If you want tips on fashion photography you should click here.

 

Couple portrait, Fashion portrait, Mens portrait, Womens portrait, Womens fashion, mens fashion, Pink and Yellow light

IG: @noellehelm @jakegardner Light: Strobe and Apollo Orb as fill light

Couple portrait, Fashion portrait, Mens portrait, Womens portrait, Womens fashion, mens fashion, camo print

IG: @akubezz @isthatmal Lighting: Apollo Orb

Couple portrait, Fashion portrait, Mens portrait, Womens portrait, Womens fashion, mens fashion, Pink and Yellow light

IG: @noellehelm IG: @jakegardner Light: Strobe and Apollo Orb as fill light

Couple portrait, Fashion portrait, Mens portrait, Womens portrait, Womens fashion, mens fashion, camo print

IG: @akubezz @isthatmal Lighting: Apollo Orb

Wedding portrait, Bride and Groom, Couple portrait, Wedding Season

IG: @brianna.g.burt @josh.is.frsh Lighting: Einstein with octobox Harts Tux and Gowns & Floral Art Idaho Falls

The styling for this shoot was by Gerardo Sumano (IG: @good_society) or Kim Mackenzie (IG: @kimmyk_15) or Vanessa Godfrey (IG: @van.godfrey). Makeup Artist: Melanie Pina (IG: shanik_beauty)

Sponsors:
Harts Tux and Gowns
Hart’s By LaNeige Great place for prom and bridal dresses as well as fabulous tuxedos! Located in Idaho Falls, ID Find THE ONE at Harts! www.hartstuxandgowns.com (IG: @hartstuxandgowns)

Floral Art Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls florist located at: 895 W Broadway 208.529.4887
IG: @floralartif

Models:
Josh Smith (IG: @josh.is.frsh)
Noelle Helm (IG: @noellehelm)
Jamal Taylor (IG: isthatmal)
Ashleigh Kubik (IG: akubezz)
Jake Gardner (IG: @jakegardner)
Brianna Burt (IG: @brianna.g.burt)

Mens Fashion

Capturing Style

Men’s Fashion is exciting and quite fun. I worked with lots of great people and it’s what happens when a large group of people come together for a photo shoot. If you want tips on fashion photography you should click here.

 

Mens fashion portrait, mens portrait, thinking man, model with glasses, navy coat

IG: @ thisisfrenchie Light: Beauty Dish

Groom portrait, wedding fashion, groom, Mens fashion, Man in suit, navy suit

IG: @josh.is.frsh Light: Natural

Groom portrait, wedding fashion, groom, Mens fashion, Man in suit, navy suit, jumping portriat

IG: @josh.is.frsh Light: Natural

Womens fashion portrait, Womens portriat, Pink and yellow light, Lettermena jacket,

IG: @jakegardner Light: Strobe and Apollo Orb as fill light

Mens Fashion, Plaid Pants, Cosby Sweater, Mens portrait, stance socks

IG: @bjelton Light: Natural

The styling for this shoot was by Gerardo Sumano (IG: @good_society) or Kim Mackenzie (IG: @kimmyk_15) or Vanessa Godfrey (IG: @van.godfrey). Makeup Artist: Melanie Pina (IG: shanik_beauty)

Sponsors:
Harts Tux and Gowns
Hart’s By LaNeige Great place for prom and bridal dresses as well as fabulous tuxedos! Located in Idaho Falls, ID Find THE ONE at Harts! www.hartstuxandgowns.com (IG: @hartstuxandgowns)

Floral Art Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls florist located at: 895 W Broadway 208.529.4887
IG: @floralartif

Models:
Etienne Bernard (IG: @ thisisfrenchie)
Josh Smith (IG: @josh.is.frsh)
Jake Gardner (IG: @jakegardner)
Benjamin Elton (IG: @bjelton)

Womens Fashion

Capturing Style

Women’s Fashion is exciting and quite fun. I worked with lots of great people and it’s what happens when a large group of people come together for a photo shoot. If you want tips on fashion photography you should click here.

 

Fashion portrait, Womens portrait, Womens fashion, camo

IG: akubezz Lighting: Apollo Orb

Womens fashion portrait, Womens portriat, Pink and yellow light, Golden jacket, bubble portriat

IG: @noellehelm Light: Strobe and Apollo Orb as fill light

womens fashion portrait, womens portrait, bohemian fashion, Jean dress, Flower crown

IG: @kennawilly Lighting: Strobe with umbrella and constant lights as fill light

Bride portrait, wedding fashion, bride, flowers,

IG: @brianna.g.burt Lighting: Einstein with octobox Harts Tux and Gowns & Floral Art Idaho Falls

Womens portrait, Bachelor, Womens fashion, womens makeup, womens lipstick, red lips, red lips with red rose, man with rose, fur coat, fur coat with rose, womens portrait,

IG: @aglazier1 Continuous Lights

Womens portrait, Womens fashion, black lipstick, woman leather vest

IG: @markehlll Light: Apollo Orb

Womens portrait, Womens fashion, black lipstick, woman leather jacket

IG: @wwhathehale Light: Apollo Orb

Vintage womens fashion, Womens fashion, womens portrait, Vintage camera, photo with prop, fashion

IG: @aglazier1 Continuous Lights

The styling for this shoot was by Gerardo Sumano (IG: @good_society) or Kim Mackenzie (IG: @kimmyk_15) or Vanessa Godfrey (IG: @van.godfrey). Makeup Artist: Melanie Pina (IG: shanik_beauty)

Sponsors:
Harts Tux and Gowns
Hart’s By LaNeige Great place for prom and bridal dresses as well as fabulous tuxedos! Located in Idaho Falls, ID Find THE ONE at Harts! www.hartstuxandgowns.com (IG: @hartstuxandgowns)

Floral Art Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls florist located at: 895 W Broadway 208.529.4887
IG: @floralartif

Models:
Ashleigh Kubik (IG: akubezz)
Noelle Helm (IG: @noellehelm)
Mckenna Wilson (IG: @kennawilly)
Brianna Burt (IG: @brianna.g.burt)
Ana Glazier (IG: @aglazier1)
Markehl Erickson (IG: @markehlll)
Haley Niccolls (IG: @wwhathehale)

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This is Lauren Wagner

This is Lauren Wagner

Lauren Wagner is a photographer from Las Vegas. She is currently studying at Brigham Young University-Idaho to receive a bachelor's degree in Visual Communication.

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