Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Persuaders

1. One thing that I got from one of the last video clips was that the consumer has all the control. The consumer is obviously the one who buys the product so they have the control. The guys says something like, "we are all the persuaders," meaning the advertising companies. So I took this to mean that what I wear and buy effects/persuades my friends, family, etc. to wear or buy what I have. Once you buy a product or some type of accessory or clothing its like you become an advertisement for that product because you are showing it off and if it looks good on you then your friend, family member or anyone else would be more convinced to buy it too. I thought that this concept was really interesting.

2. I think that the amount of advertising we see every day affects us, even if we do not realize it. I don't know if there is really too much or too little but there certainly is a lot. I think that most people would say there is too much, and I think that for the most part they are right, like when I am watching tv and there are more commericals than the actual television to advertise products, I think that is more abundant now and it is annoying. I also think that advertisements affect us even when we don't realize it. A lot of times you look at an advertisment and disregard it, but some really make you think. For example there are all of those beauty product or enhancement products that can really have an effect on girls and women today. Girls see what they are "suppose" to look like and they think they need to wear a certain thing or be a certain size. In that way I think that there is too much advertisements.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Cropped picture

I cropped out the boat of people so it looks like it is just a nice landscape picture. When you add in the people it gives it more meaning because the people are looking at the mountain. The picture could have many different stories, for example its some type of tour or they are lost at sea, but when it is just a picture of the mountain it just looks like a picture from a landscape calendar.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Photoshop is the Message

Photoshop enables people to alter and enhance pictures which in itself sends a message to people. It lets people put out their own images and own designs. It also can help in advertising to send the public exactly the image or message that they want to be shown through using tools and techniques in photoshop. Photoshop is the message through its tools which has revolutionized how images and pictures can be transformed into something new.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Updated image


I have not used photoshop before so the first assignment was difficult and could use improvement just by learning more about photoshop. I would have liked to make it more like a collage with some more pictures and images moved around, but I was not sure how to use it. I just need a little more practice using photoshop.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Medium assignment

The medium that I chose for this assignment was the Garmin GPS running watch, which not only works as a GPS system but has many other applications and functions. Some of its functions are a location finder, data logger, receiver, and photo tagger. This watch has revolutionized exercise, the runner can even view their paths on google earth and google maps. A person may be more likely to go for a run because they have this watch than if they did not. Therefore more people are running and it makes people less lazy and more excited to go for a run, and also more knowledgeable about where they run and how far.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Garmin Gps Running Watch

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