How to shoot waves like Clark Little

So, we are now in dreary South Carolina winter weather and I know that I, for one, am dreaming of the beach. Since following him on Google+ a few years back, now when thinking of beach perfection, I picture Clark Little’s images. Couldn’t help but share this quick video he posted showing how he manages to get those perfect pipeline waves. Should there be a photo field trip south soon?

How to shoot waves like +Clark Little 🙂

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The Clemson DEN in the news

This article is great! Congrats to the Clemson DEN on getting on the front page of the Greenville News this week. I hope some +Clemson Graphics people consider joining and getting involved with this CI class. In the class you’ll be able to contribute and work with start-up ideas, both your own and ideas from across all disciplines on campus.

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Clemson program takes students’ ideas from classroom to start-up
A team of Clemson bioengineering students had an idea for a new medical device to improve rotator cuff surgery.But they had no idea how to take it to the next level.

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ClemsonGC December grads fly the coop

Onward and upward…. Another class of ClemsonGC grads walks across the stage.

Graphic Communications attracts a wide variety of students at Clemson University. Sometimes students in the department have a real interest in mechanical engineering and those students love working on the different printing presses. Other students have a strong sense for visual design and take the opportunity to build an impressive visual resume of their class projects. Others lean towards entrepreneurship and business interests with an eye towards sales, management, or ownership some day. Still others focus on highly technical aspects of the industry such as color management or packaging solutions. Recently, we’ve even had students express an interest in web design and development with an eye towards web-to-print and online marketing materials. Continue…

Great advice for grads

Tips for grads

@ClemsonGC grads take note- these are great advice points even if you land in a different industry. Article written by Christine Alexander.

Know that we will be so sad to not see you around Godfrey (every day!) but also know that we are very excited for the next chapter of your lives! We know you will do great things and we hope every once in a while you shout them out on social media or drop us an email or come back to campus for the Godfrey Tailgate.

All the best to each of you!

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4 Tips for New Grads Entering the Print Industry
A recent graduate venturing into the printing industry might be a little concerned. First there’s the whole “print is dying” phenomena being pushed by the digital world. It’s not, I assure you. Pri…

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Why not Dreamweaver?

To Dreamweaver or not to Dreamweaver, that is the question

To Dreamweaver or not to Dreamweaver, that is the question

Having attended several conferences this past summer, I wanted to write a post to answer one of the questions I hear not only from students, but also from web development teachers as well. So often when I am giving a presentation on teaching web development, I get asked “Why shouldn’t we use Dreamweaver?”

It is a very legitimate question, especially as more and more schools are getting Creative Cloud licensing for their faculty and students. So, if all your students already have Dreamweaver installed and they are used to how Adobe lays out their workspace, why wouldn’t I recommend Dreamweaver as the best way to teach coding? Let’s start with the simplest and in my opinion most important answer:

I can’t name a single developer using Dreamweaver to code!

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Reconsidering risk taking

Risk taking comes in many forms. Hang gliding could be one.

Risk taking comes in many forms. Hang gliding could be one. Photo credit- http://www.seekextreme.com/hang-gliding/

Risk taking is something entrepreneurs rarely avoid. In fact most entrepreneurs seek out rewarding risks. In the GC4510-Entrepreneurship course offered each summer online through Clemson University and the Department of Graphic Communications, we explore the value of recognizing and responding to risks in a way that stretches our comfort zone and prepares us for the mindset of an entrepreneur.

I ran across this article a while back and even upon a second reading of it, I love the quotes presented, especially in the context of who said them. For instance, number 5:

“Security is mostly superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” — Helen Keller Continue…