Those People

Those People

There are people that exist that seem to be genuine friends with anyone and everyone. You know who I’m talking about: the people who somehow become instant best friends with strangers. They are the life of the party, the person everyone wants to be around. I am not...

Taking an Essential Mental Health Day

Taking an Essential Mental Health Day

When my class ended today at 11:15 am, I knew I couldn't go back to my apartment. I needed to be outside. I drove back to my apartment, grabbed the bag of day-old, Walmart freezer pizza in my fridge, snatched my gloves and drove straight to my aunt's house for my...

What You Should Know Before Attending BYU-I

What You Should Know Before Attending BYU-I

What a weird place. This is my fourth semester attending BYU-Idaho. There are things I love about Rexxy and others, not so much. Here are some things you should expect from BYU-Idaho. Mormons Everywhere More than 99% of the students at BYU-Idaho are LDS, commonly...

Creating a Class Schedule in College

Creating a Class Schedule in College

It's that time again. Registration is right around the corner. It's taken me four semesters to figure out what works for me. There are just a few things I wish I would have been aware of before registering for the first time. If you haven't already figured out your...

Dating at BYU-Idaho

Dating at BYU-Idaho

The first boy I kissed at BYU-I asked me to marry him two months later, after one date. Rexburg is weird. I think we've established that. Dating at BYU-Idaho--dating in a Mormon-infested community in general--is well... different. My friend Marcel, also a student at...

A College Student’s First Week Grocery List

A College Student’s First Week Grocery List

It's your first day in your new living arrangement. You know you need food, but you have no idea what to buy to get started. You go to Walmart and buy way too much. By the last week of the semester, you still have food bought the first week of school in your cubbord....

Being an Informed Citizen as a College Student

Being an Informed Citizen as a College Student

One of the weirdest feelings with college is the fact that kids go from childhood to adulthood the minute their parents drop them off at school. These kids are suddenly given more responsibility than they're used to and held to higher expectations. This past November,...

Where to Live at BYU-Idaho

Where to Live at BYU-Idaho

Unless you have permission to live with a relative, you are required by the university to live in BYUI-Approved housing. All types of housing are apartment style, with the exception of a couple homes owned and rented to students. There is no dorm-style living at...

Digital Imaging Photobook

Digital Imaging Photobook

One of the final projects in my photography class is a photobook, showcasing my work from this semester. I used InDesign to create this photobook with a plugin from Blurb. This made ordering my book to be printed by Blurb so much easier! I am really happy with how my...

Photography Contest Entries

Photography Contest Entries

Today I submitted two photos to Photocrowd's community contests. I chose this contest, because Cassie Jones suggested it in our class Facebook group. So far, I think it's a pretty neat website. Here are my entries: Photo contest title: People Submitted on March 22,...

Fine Art Print

Fine Art Print

Before After Evalution This was my first experience printing a fine art piece. Luckily, the photo didn't require too much editing. The lighting was fabulous, which greatly worked in my favor. I took the photo on my walk to class through BYU-Idaho's Ricks Gardens. I...

More Photos from Digital Imaging

More Photos from Digital Imaging

Listed below are additional photos included in my photobook from my photography class this semester: Digital Imaging. Click HERE to view my photobook. It's currently being shipped, and I can't wait to hold it! Cover Motion California Bannack Spiderweb Series Bannack...

Adobe Photoshop Basic Edits Tutorial

Adobe Photoshop Basic Edits Tutorial

Audio: Bensound This was a rough assignment. I have never done video before, but I've wanted to for a long time. I decided now, with an assignment to create a video for my Casey Fern Design social media channels, was probably the best time to learn how to use Adobe...

Digital Imaging Top Five Images

Digital Imaging Top Five Images

This semester was a good one. I learned a lot, and I grew. My experiences shaped me in and outside the classroom. I really enjoyed and apprecaite the opportunity that I had to learn about photography. Here are my top five favorite images that I took from this...

Macro Photography

Macro Photography

This week in class we learned about and practiced macro photography. I was a bit frustrated in the beginning, because none of my pictures were turning out. They were all blurry. My teacher took note and taught me the trick. The key to macro photography is patience and...

Bannack Ghost Town Fine Art

Bannack Ghost Town Fine Art

Montana Train Conductor I prefer to classify this as a humanized fine art piece, but just in case, I've included an additional fine art photo in this collection. The pictures below were taken at Bannack State Park in Montana. The floor boards and the scroll were...

Bannack Ghost Town Portraits

Bannack Ghost Town Portraits

Portraits were my absolute favorite to photograph on this photoexcursion! Our class took turns photographing each person for about 15 minutes per group. There were only four others in my group, so we were able to split our time with the models pretty well. Montana...

Reverse Engineering: KOA Use Your VKR Points Today

Reverse Engineering: KOA Use Your VKR Points Today

Ad's Strengths The purpose of this post is very simple, clear, and easy to understand. The ad is welcoming and has a direct link to KOA's VKR membership program for more information. It also includes the location of the specific KOA campground where the image was...

Reverse Engineering: How Cowboy Hats are Made

Reverse Engineering: How Cowboy Hats are Made

Video Title: How Cowboy Hats are Made by Design Insider Video Design Strengths This video adheres to a strong target audience: people that enjoy learning the process of creation. My dad and boyfriend both really enjoy watching videos like this, so I tagged them in the...

Those People

Those People

There are people that exist that seem to be genuine friends with anyone and everyone. You know who I’m talking about: the people who somehow become instant best friends with strangers. They are the life of the party, the person everyone wants to be around. I am not...

Reverse Engineering: The Penny Hoarder

Reverse Engineering: The Penny Hoarder

Article Title: This Secret Bank Has No Fees and Pays up to 100 Times the Normal Interest Rate Brand Design Strengths Though a little click-bait-ish, this article has great visuals and is written very well. The article is clear and concise and even a bit personable!...

Reverse Engineering: Q.NOOR LDS Temple Dresses

Reverse Engineering: Q.NOOR LDS Temple Dresses

Brand Design Strengths Q.NOOR’s logo reflects a celestial feeling, which strongly reflects the company’s goals and objectives: helping women feel beautiful and comfortable in the House of the Lord. Brand Design Weaknesses Q.NOOR’s brand design does not offer a...

Copyright Scenario Analysis

Copyright Scenario Analysis

For this assignment, I have been provided three unique scenarios. Each scenario is an opportunity to clarify and discuss modern copyright laws. Copyright can be difficult to understand, so hopefully this helps clarify what is and is not legal under today's copyright...

Reverse Engineering: Explore Rexburg // The Dealio

Reverse Engineering: Explore Rexburg // The Dealio

These coupon books are one of my favorite parts of living in Rexburg. I love saving money. If you don't have one already, I highly recommend picking one up ASAP. You can grab one for FREE at The Dealio's Rexburg office. Purpose of Advertisement What is the main...

SME: Self-Motivated Education

SME: Self-Motivated Education

SME: Self-Motivated Education To begin my photography class, we're learning how to learn more using resources outside of class. We're starting with the basics this week: aperture and shutter speed. 1. Wide Aperture This picture was taken using a wide aperture. We know...