Blog Post 2 Visual Focus : Photobook

JohnErcekIII-AvocadocookiesFor my next post I designed a photo book. This was made to showcase my photography, editing, and design skills for a potential employer. For this I wanted to do something unique that showed both my personality and creativity.  I remembered a couple of years ago how I learned you can substitute avocado for butter in cookies. So this photobook shows more or less how it is done.

The photos were taken on a CANON Rebel 60D. The wider shots were taken with a 28mm lens while the close-up shots were taken with a 50mm lens both with the ISO setting at 1000. Later on I took the photos and in Photoshop changed the hue and saturation levels  to make the colors pop and give it that magazine look as well as give it contrast.

I then designed the spreadsheet in In Design  added  light green as the background color to emphasize the whole avocado-ness. I then drew a brown rectangle and using as an underline I designed the title in AR Christy font size 56, and the subtitle Photography size 56 in Berlin Sans FB font.

Then I wrote a short paragraph in Times New Roman 15 point font with the intro at 20pt font size bold and italicized. I then exported it as a JPEG. Please comment below I love to hear from you guys.

-Ercekj

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Photo Blog Post 1: Past Photos

IMG_9167Hi! My name is John Ercek III or as you know Ercekj. I am originally from Lancaster, Ca and started taking pictures as well as making silly videos when I was in High School. This site was started back in April of 2013 as a online resume and then gradually grew into a place where I  display my  projects in video, photography,  design, and blog posts that I have done.

I really enjoy video, blogging, and photography and as I do more I learn more. The end result being better video, better photography, better blogs, and overall better content. These are some photos that I have taken over time for fun in the  last few  years. None of these have been altered in any way through Photoshop, Lightroom, or phone filters.

Photo #1 ORC Activity near Beaverdick

ORC activity Spring 2013. Taken on my Kodak Digital camera.

ORC activity Spring 2013. Taken on my Kodak Digital camera.

Photo #2 Sushi Rolls

Sushi made by my roommate Spring 2015. Taken on my Kodak digital camera.

Sushi made by my roommate Spring 2015. Taken on my Kodak digital camera.

Photo#3 Flowers at the LA Zoo

Trip to the LA zoo Fall 2015. Taken on my Kodak digital camera.

Trip to the LA zoo Fall 2015. Taken on my Kodak digital camera.

Photo #4 Waterfall LA Zoo

Trip to the LA zoo Fall 2015. Taken on my Kodak digital camera.

Trip to the LA zoo Fall 2015. Taken on my Kodak digital camera.

Photo #5 Lights

Post reception party for my sister's wedding. Fall 2015. taken on a nighttime setting on my Kodak digital camera.

Post reception party for my sister’s wedding. Fall 2015. taken on a nighttime setting on my Kodak digital camera.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo #6 Bold Ninja

Film project Fall 2015. Taken on my phone.

Film project Fall 2015 where we did a mock Doritos commercial. Taken on my phone.

Photo #7 Prime Drive

Trying a new supplement to lose weight and I was happy that the scoop was at the top and not buried. Winter 2016. Taken on my phone.

Trying a new supplement to lose weight and I was happy that the scoop was at the top and not buried. Winter 2016. Taken on my phone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo #8 An Apple A Day

Senior Project Winter 2016. Taken on a Canon 60 D 50mm lens.

Photo taken for my Senior Project during  Winter 2016. Taken on a Canon 60 D 50mm lens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo #9 Sound Guy

My sound guy for my Senior Project Winter of 2016. Taken on a Canon 60 D 50mm lens.

My sound guy for my Senior Project Winter of 2016. Taken on a Canon 60 D 50mm lens.

Photo #10 Cinnamon and Sugar

Making Conference Puffs one General Conference weekend. Took on my Kodak Digital camera.

Making Conference Puffs one General Conference weekend. Took on my Kodak Digital camera.

On PAR (Professor-Author-Rock Star)

College life is a tough one on young students regardless of circumstance or major. After meeting with Brother Jack Harrell an English professor at BYU-Idaho you too can learn the secret of balancing your life in a world of chaos. Brother Harrell’s secret has enabled him to raise a family, teach at BYU-Idaho for twenty years, and find time to write books as well as sing and play in a band.

Related Links: Our Darker Purpose-Band

Books by Brother Harrell

Behind-The-Scenes

The idea of doing a representative profile on Brother Jack Harrell came to me when I was in his class in early March of 2016. In my creative writing class he mentioned how a set of journals he had written were going to be published. I later did some research and learned that he had several other books published and available for purchase on Amazon.

Later on he then mentioned his love for music. As the semester went on he mentioned that he was in a band called “Our Darker Purpose.” After taking the time to speak with him about his achievements I asked him the big question; “How have you accomplished so much and why do you do it?” In this short segment he reveals his secret and gives advice on how young students can utilize his wisdom to be successful.