Rocking Clam Shell Lighting for Headshot Photography

With the right light ratio of clam shell lighting, you can rock any headshot! Clam shell lighting is becoming one of the most popular light setups for beauty portrait or headshot. The reason behind it is because the fill light fills in lots of skin blemishes caused by...

Red Brick Reception – Rigby, Idaho

Shooting at Natalie and Braylen's reception at Red Brick Church, Rigby Idaho was fun, yet challenging. Natalie and Braylen's reception was held at the Red Brick Church in Rigby, Idaho.  At events like these, I always try to come a few minutes ahead of time to "scout"...

Editorial Illustration: Apple takes on the Government

Editorial Illustration has become a huge part in the world of print communication. I decided to create one of my own about one of the heated topics on the news. Recently, the U.S. government tried to convince Apple to create a backdoor for their iOS devices so that...

Gig Poster – Back to the good ol’ day

Create a gig poster for a made-up band. Gig posters are a part of the independent music scene. Created specifically for a specific show, the artist tries to capture the music and atmosphere in a print. Back in the day, a gig poster is the main advertising scheme of...

T-shirt Design: Captain Vietnam

Captain America + Vietnam = Captain Vietnam. For the past couple of weeks, I've been learning about t-shirt designs in Adobe Illustrator and printing process. It's challenging to come up with a cool idea for t-shirt design because people don't want to wear a boring...

Skeuomorphic Illustration: Rogers Dubuis Redesign

I've been working on a skeuomorphic design of Rogers Dubuis pocket watch in Adobe Illustrator. As I get familiar with Adobe Illustrator, I want to try to create a skeuomorphic design. As defined by WhatIs.com, Skeuomorphism is the design concept of making items...

Latter-day Saint Temple Flat Icon Design

My process of making LDS temple icons… This week, my project is to create a set of 12 themed icons. I spent a couple of day of looking up inspiration of what theme I want to do for this particular project. I wanted to create icons that will push my creativity and...

Architectural: The Lift Interior – Jackson, Wyoming

Trying out the Mike Kelley's architectural photography technique... This weekend I got the opportunity to go with a few students in Professional Imaging class at BYU -Idaho on a photo excursion. We stop by at the Lift Restaurant in Jackson Hole and I thought it's...

Natalie and Braylen’s Engagement- Rexburg, Idaho

Most people don't realize that winter in Idaho is the perfect time for engagement sessions. This fun couple was having so much fun in the snow and in front of the camera. Natalie and Braylen and I went out to St. Anthony area for these engagement pictures. The weather...

Visual Society Poster Design

  About the project In the Visual Society, students learn and talk about all things visual. It's a place for any students who  like photography, design, or anything digitally creative. There are tutorials that revolve around these visual communications for...

Christmas with the Lusk Family – Rigby, Idaho

This week I went to the mountain with the Lusk Family in Rigby, Idaho to find a Christmas tree. Of course, I had my camera with me and was ready to take the first few portraits of the snow season. I was walking down this trail on the mountain and I saw a sunbeam peek...

Product Redesign: Cheerios Cereal Dark Chocolate Crunch

This is my final blog post on the Cheerios package redesign. If you want to see more post on my process of redesigning this product, check out my Product Redesign page Background For this project I have selected Cheerios' new Dark Chocolate Crunch of General Mills as...

Cheerios Cereal Redesign: Barcode Illustration

Barcode Illustration for Cheerios Cereal A product's identity Every product has a barcode, or a Universal Product Code (UPC) to be precise. This code helps many countries around the world track trade items. A barcode is like the product's identity. To completely...

Ryan and Kaitlynn Wedding – Rexburg Idaho Temple (Part 1)

Ryan and Kaitlynn got married last Saturday in the Rexburg Idaho Temple. It was so much fun photographing Ryan and Kaitlynn at their temple wedding last Saturday. The weather was perfect. It was actually th e last warm weekend of the season. Lucky them 🙂 Check out...

Infographic: Facts about Vietnam

Here are some facts about Vietnam on an infographic:   What's a good infographic? An infographic is a visual presentation of information. By that definition, an infographic needs to have a good number of graphic to support the information presented. A...

Early morning in Sheep Falls, Ashton, Idaho

This weekend, I went on a hike to Sheep Falls, Ashton, Idaho with a few local photographers. We arrived at the location at 6:00am and hiked about 1.5 miles to get down to the fall. It was still very dark when we got to Sheep Falls. About 20 minutes later, as soon as ...

Weekly Selfie Project – The first 5 weeks

In the beginning of September 2015, I made myself an assignment to take a self portrait every week. It's been five weeks since and here are my self portraits that I got every week. I did miss a week but I ended up taking 2 different self portraits in the same week....

Adidas Advert: Soccer Jersey

This week I decided to have some fun with making sport adverts. I had my roommate, Dustin Meyers, wore his Adidas soccer jersey and stood in the hall way of my apartment complex to pose for me. I used one speedlight for my key light and the wall on the left to bounce...

Identity/Personal Branding Final

Douglas Phan Photography and Design. Going further into a professional photography and design business, I need to create myself a new branding that really scream "ME." I've asked my friends and family about how they think of me so that I can put those elements into my...

Dramatic Three Point Lighting Technique

This week, I decided to play around with different three point lighting techniques for portraits. My goal was to get some drama in my headshots. So this was my light set up: two strip light behind the subject on two sides and one key light straight in front of the...