In honor of the start of the first day of my online class, Design Your Life (and yes, registration will remain open until the 8th of October), I feel it’s time to get back to more of the completely pointless things that I pride myself on writing about, such as:
CK Media has its own photo studio in Utah, and we have a great team of photographers in house. I work with these talented people via long distance, much of the time. They’ll shoot something for the magazine, and then they’ll use Apple’s iChat to show me what the shots look like to get my approval on key images.
The following conversation snippet came after I was reviewing a layout shot for our Focus on Photos column slated for our January/February issue, and it involved propping the layout with a red playground ball. The ball was bigger than the actual layout, and I knew I was going to have to do a little photoshop work to shrink it down.
And I will just say up front: balls are funny when you let your inner 6th grade boy control your reactions. Without further adieu, I present my iChat with the CK Media photo studio’s lead photographer, Brian:
Hmmm. I wonder if that’s a compliment to my significant other, or not? I can’t imagine anyone NOT thinking the term "manageable balls" would be anything BUT a compliment. Then again, I wouldn’t exactly call myself a ball expert.
Oh well! Happy first day of my online class! Check back frequently here for the kind of borderline inappropriate content you’ve come to depend on from me.