Kids are natural scientists. Kids love to ask questions, look under rocks, take things apart and (sometimes) try to put them back together again. Unfortunately, starting from a young age, many kids, in particular girls and minorities, start to shy away from science, technology, engineering, and math or STEM subjects. This is in part due to the lack of women and minority role models who look like them in these fields. You can’t be what you can’t see!
I founded CuSTEMized to encourage kids, in particular girls and minorities, in science by providing picture storybooks that depict them in science careers. Thousands of free personal
cuSTEMized is a non-profit that provides free motivational ebooks to encourage girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). What makes our book special is that each book is personalized using the girl's name and avatar. You can visit our website for more information:http://custemized.org/
We are currently looking for an artist to do illustrations for a number of STEM careers to be used in our personalized storybooks. Approximately 300 parents use our website to make personalized ebooks for their kids every month and we receive thousands of page views monthly. We would be more than happy to list you as the illustrator on all ou
Video with better audio haha: http://custemized.org/
In case anyone is interested in what I sound like in real life, check out the video in cuSTEMized's new Kickstarter campaign: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1204406257/s-little-book-of-big-dreams-a-custemized-creation
For those who don't know, a group of friends and I recently launched cuSTEMized as a not-for-profit initiative to help girls envision themselves in STEM careers. We're currently seeking to raise funds through Kickstarter to implement a website that will allow parents to customize our book __'s Little Book of Big Dreams to have their daughter's name
Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone!
I'm currently in the process of moving to Boston :phew: but Taiwan photos and other photos will be posted soon so stay tuned :D
Stay in touch on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JFotography
Learn how to photograph eye reflections using this tutorial on JFotography.net: http://jfotography.net/tutorials-photograph-eye-reflections.php
The tutorial was recently featured on Gizmodo as a part of their Shooting Challenge: http://gizmodo.com/shooting-challenge-reflections-in-an-eye-496307243
Try it out :highfive:
Some of my results:
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Other works to inspire you:
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Hello hello :wave: Long time no see :P
Sorry for being missing in action recently. I've been working on more "real work" related things including my new site JEFworks
In case anyone here is interested in bioinformatics, feel free to check out the site :D I'm more active on FB than dA so if you're looking to chat and such, stay in touch here: https://www.facebook.com/JFotography
Repetition is great for practice.
Repetition is great for learning.
Repetition teaches patience.
Repetition teaches devotion.
Repetition is comfortable.
But repetition is repetitious.
Don't people get tired of doing roughly the same things over and over again?
Don't people get tired of seeing roughly the same things over and over again?
Tired of repeating the same techniques.
Tired of repeating the same concepts.
Need to improve.
Need to innovate.
Art is not my job.
Art is my mental exercise.
And I am mentally underfit.
So it's time to get back into shape.
Painting With Light
Light painting is a photographic technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held light source. It's a fun technique to dry out on a warm dark night :) For more information on light paintings or for tutorials, just Google around; it's a pretty popular and well documented technique. A quick search gives me: http://www.diyphotography.net/painting_with_light (if you prefer written tutorials) and http://lightpaintingphotography.com/light-painting-tutorials/jason-d-page/orb-techniques/ (if you prefer video tutorials). A tutorial for light painting with portraiture is also available on my website: http://jfotography.
Before and After Post-Editing Comparisons
From personal experience, I can say that you learn a lot about how to edit your own photos in post-processing just by observing how others edit their photos. Here are some post-editing comparisons for my photos. Hope they're of some help :hug:
:star: And More: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.111702855543253.5640.106607296052809 :star:
Back from my road trip. Lots of photos coming soon. Cheers :)
PS: Funny update with the reports I've done of deviants gaming the fair exposure system. dA got back to me on one report. Despite their statement that "swift action will be taken against any deviant who is found to be purposely and/or flagrantly manipulating Fair Exposure. Such action might include a site suspension or ban," in their reply they claim that despite acknowledging that the deviant repeatedly miscategorized deviations, such actions must be "severe enough for intervention" prior to any warning, suspension, or ban. Woo, so we can still game the fair exposure system if ou
dA's fair exposure system has lead to a lot of miscategorization in order to gain a ranking advantage (http://jeanfan.deviantart.com/journal/How-to-win-at-deviantART-Exposed-289765235). Although dA acknowledges this problem (http://heidi.deviantart.com/journal/Update-Fair-Exposure-and-Popular-Browse-296683587), it has yet to take any action that I know of. Of the many reports I've made, none have been replied to. But I'm still hopeful dA will try to do something. Or at least write another PR stunt-esque journal about how they are going to do something. Making a better dA tomorrow tomorrow right?
Whenever I see:
(In case you're curious, I'v
FINALLY : http://danlev.deviantart.com/journal/Username-Changes-Now-Available-302394666 :excited:
I'm sure most of us have grown out of our middle school aim screen-names (eesh is that thing still around?). I've been hoping to switch usernames for a really long time, even if it meant switching accounts...but now it looks like we won't have to!!! Too bad JFotography was already taken. I guess JeanFan is good too; people won't get confused and call me Rose. Though it does probably mean I'll have to make scientific publications under my husband's last name to try to separate my photography from my real work. Practicality over feminism. Okay, I'