This is going to be a quick blog post because I just arrived in Victoria to attend my favorite social media conference, Social Media Camp! It started already today, with an awesome turnout for the orientation and the first social. I’m in my hotel room typing up this to make sure you get this deal ASAP, and resting up from the long drive and … OK … yes, finishing up preparations and tweaking my speech for tomorrow, Tuesday morning, titled “Mobile Photography: Everlasting Ever-Changing.”

Can’t wait!

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So here’s the breaking NEWS! And what perfect timing to announce this, at a social media conference!

I got an iPad for my birthday in April and I’ll be presenting my first Keynote presentation using only mobile devices tomorrow, iPhone and iPad, instead of my old konked out MacBook Pro. (Dear WIFI and technology please be on my side at the Victoria Confernece Centre please).

Here is the NEWS: (use “johima” as your code) I will be featured in the JUNE 2013 issue of Travel Longer iPad Magazine as an iPhone photographer! Use your code before May 8th at 12 AM Midnight please, as it is a conference special, but anyone can take advantage of it.

If you are reading this now you are in for a treat at Social Media Camp, because everyone who attends the conference gets a FREE 3-month subscription to Travel Longer iPad Magazine.

I’m featured in the JUNE 2013 as the iPhone photographer, and I’ve also got an article coming in the JUNE issue as well. So you’ll get to read my JUNE article … and also stay tuned because we have a SPECIAL BONUS that will be announced soon, all for iPhone photographers who want some tips on using their camera phone during travel.

Here’s the simple steps:

  1. You will be downloading the magazine from the app store, and then :
  2. Go here : http://travellonger.com/code/
  3. Inserting my code “johima“ (all lower case) to get your FREE 3-month subscription

That’s it! There is no catch, because I tried it myself, and those who know me, know I only promote the good stuff :)

There is some beautiful photography in this magazine, great travel tips and articles, and I’ll be featured along with , and Billy from Travel Longer says “I’m in good company” and if you look at her website, I am sure you would agree.

I’ll be using this hashtag for any photos and writings related to Travel Longer iPad magazine, if you want to follow along across all social networks:


I’m incredibly honored and excited to be featured in my first ever iPad magazine, which currently is sitting at #8 in the U.S. and I have a feeling it’s just going to keep climbing up and up.

Safe travels, happy journey,

– Brenda Johima

johima travel longer ipad magazine code

i am speaking at social media camp 2013I love this time of year, as I prepare for my favorite social media conference on Vancouver Island.

This will be my FOURTH year in a row as a featured speaker and conference attendee at Social Media Camp in Victoria B.C. I LOVE speaking at this conference, and I’m ecstatic to be on the main stage this year.

Here’s the official blurb on my session for the conference, and I hope to see you there! Please do come and say Hello as I LOVE meeting new people :)

Session Title: Mobile Photography: Everlasting Ever-Changing

Session Extract: Mobile Photography : WOW Yourself! Turn Blah cell phone photos into WOW images with impact. Your OWN mobile photography and visual social media can transform lives, make business more fun, and make a lasting impact through social sharing.

The only one thing you can really count on is your own inherent creativity. With mobile technology changing at rapid speeds, those who embrace change and their own creativity will lead the way. Cell phone cameras have put creativity in our pockets, always accessible. Mobile photography is a brilliant creative tool for marketing, advertising, real time news and for personal artistic expression. The images we make are permanent memories online and in print. What are you communicating?

“Creativity is not only for arts and culture. Creativity, innovation, imagination, the ability to invent and to think creatively is crucial for business, science and technology, health, education, construction, for the development of new products and services, for employment and job creation and, for every day life. Creating the business, life and career we dream of and long for, requires imagination and creative thinking, combined with the courage to take the action required to get there and to reach our goals.” — Brenda Johima

Think about it, everything we purchase, has been touched by a creative, in order to market it, whether it be a photographer, visual artist, designer, writer, dancer, actor, videographer or singer. The arts are crucial not only to life, but to every business. Add now to this list, iPhoneography and mobile photography, it’s crucial.

You will take away:

  • inspiration via a fast moving, never boring presentation
  • Brenda’s top 10 recommended apps (iPhone and Android) for creating mobile photo-art on the fly
  • tips on how you can use mobile photography to your advantage
  • Brenda’s top 5 list of crucial elements of fine art and design
  • stunning examples of iPhone photos turned into works of art
  • Brenda’s camera of choice is the iPhone but the session is applicable to all mobile photographers, no matter the camera (* you do not have to own a cell phone camera to attend this session *)

About the Speaker:

Brenda Johima joins us for her fourth year in a row as a featured speaker at Social Media Camp. Impressive!

A passionate speaker, artist and prolific iPhoneographer, Brenda Johima IS Art, Creativity, Design and Social Media combined under one roof. Her own roof.

In 2002 Brenda Johima started her home based business, JOHIMA Designs, which provided graphic design for print and web. In order to provide clients with a one-stop shop for success, she later jumped into SEO, Internet Marketing, and Social Media and rebranded as simply, JOHIMA. During the entire time Brenda has also been very active as an visual artist (painter) and photographer creating images for personal and artistic expression.

Always remaining nimble to change with the times, Brenda has been making mobile phone art (iPhoneography) with her iPhone almost on a daily basis since 2008, and after literally thousands of images, is excited to share her expertise, tips, tricks and enthusiasm with you.

Brenda’s Twitter profile says it all; a Multi-Talented-Creative-Type, Designer, Visual Artist, Photographer: phoDOGrapher: Creativity Consultant for Business. And for Social Media Camp, we add iPhoneographer!

See you there!
– Brenda Johima

Ships Point Fanny Bay iPhone Art


EXCITING. I’ll be speaking on the topic of mobile photography on Norwegian Cruiselines, and in fact, when Social Media Camp takes this conference to sea on the 2013 Social Media Cruise! And you can join me! What better a place to learn new skills and to practice mobile photography than with like-minded folks on a luxury ship? I’ll post a separate blog post very shortly. But if you are eager to sign up before my next blog post, please use “JOHIMA” to join me! Contact Alex Yates and tell her that Brenda JOHIMA sent you :)

P.S.P.S. If you use one of the links above, to register for Social Media Camp, you’ll receive a 10% discount upon registration. If you forget, please use “JOHIMA” as your code :) Thank You!

Book me for future conferences! Let’s connect via social networks:

Brenda Johima on Twitter
Brenda Johima on Instagram
Brenda Johima Creative on Facebook
Brenda Johima on Google+

Connect with Social Media Camp:

Social Media Camp Website
Social Media Camp on Twitter
Social Media Camp on Facebook



As I walked through the forest I came across this rusted out old car, colorful and turquoise … a work of car art.

That’s how I saw it, at least, even before I took a photo.

This was the coolest thing I had seen in awhile and I couldn’t wait to capture it with my iPhone camera and then rush to apply some apps to create some new art.

(I’ll post the original photo in a separate post so that you can see, the composition, color, texture and moment was awesome, even with no apps or image manipulation applied)

But for now, here you go. This wild piece of camera art gives me so much JOY!

~Brenda Johima~

(p.s. environmentalists, I agree, we need to get this junk out of the forest, should never be there I suppose, but in the meantime, it’s an artist/photographers dream)


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HAPPY New Year 2013!

On January 2, 2013, in Photography, Travel Photography, by brendajohima

HAPPY New Year!

2013 for me, feels like it’s filled with promise and optimism, moving forward and going for it!

How about for you?

2012 was tough for a lot of people, myself included, and there’s something magical about beginning with a blank canvas, a brand new year to start all over again. I’ve not made any New Years resolutions, zero. However, I am super excited to begin anew.

On a business note, watch for my new eBook in 2013, as well as a new website right here, and a brand new (separate) portfolio website that only showcases my photographic images.

Be well, be happy, look for the good, love more than ever before, and I look forward to connecting with you throughout the year.

— Brenda Johima

window shopping in Venice Italy

Copyright 2012Brenda Johima | Images May Not Be Used Without Written Permission



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(Revised April 11, 2013, Start Date for New Launch was instead, April 1, 2013. And that’s no April Fool’s joke :)

November 1st, 2012, today! I’ve launched a new business! Johima Photography.

Please stay tuned while my website is updated to reflect this great news! More focus! A new focus!

— Brenda Johima

Brenda Johima iPhone Art in Italy

All Art and Photography Copyright 2012 Brenda Johima

What Have I Been Up To?

On October 21, 2012, in Dog Photography, Life, by brendajohima


She’s brought so much JOY and Happiness into my life. Xena! (she’s 5 months old here)

— Brenda

All Images Copyright Brenda Johima

Xena the Poodle Puppy

All Images Copyright Brenda Johima

Xena the Poodle Puppy

All Images Copyright Brenda Johima

Xena the Poodle Puppy

All Images Copyright Brenda Johima



I Write : Thinking About More Things

On September 20, 2012, in Writings, by brendajohima

Hey! I just created a new blog that will be dedicated to only my writing. The first blog post is now online! I’d be thrilled if you would read … Xena the Poodle Puppy and the Homeless Man

Please join me in … Thinking About More Things. (Brenda Johima Writes)

I’ll still put blog posts to share my photography, art and iPhoneography on this website right here, and this is still my main “hub” for most of my creative work … AND … I’m excited to have a second creative blog that will focus on only writing.


Brenda Johima Writes : Thinking About More Things



I’ll be in the Northern Interior of B.C., in Prince George this fall (2012) for two workshops.

In the workshop below, I’ll cover the basics of social media for artists and business owners. It’s intended to be an introductory workshop but anyone at any level of ability is welcome to attend :)

This session will be hands-on so please bring your choice of a laptop, tablet, iPhone, iPad or any device of your choice where you are able to connect via WIFI or 3G. There will be no boring PowerPoint in this session. You’ll be active, interactive, learning and busy. The time will fly by.

Here is their write up below. Please contact the gallery directly and visit the Two Rivers Gallery website as they are taking care of all payments and registrations for me. Thank you!

Social Media for Artists

Sunday, September 23, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Facilitator: Brenda Johima

Calling all artists! Join artist and social media expert Brenda Johima and learn what the world of social media can do for you. Brenda will introduce you to tools and techniques to further your business, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest. Learn how to better connect with other artists and potential clients, helping you to promote yourself and your art in the virtual world.

Website : Two Rivers Gallery
Facebook page : TwoRiversArt
Twitter : @TwoRiversArt
Address : Two Rivers Gallery, 725 Civic Plaza, Prince George, B.C., V2L 5T1
Phone : 250-614-7804

Find out more about Brenda Johima’s business(s) right  here : 

brendajohima.com(art and photography website)
JOHIMA Social Media + Marketing

iPhone Art

The second workshop is all about iPhoneography (iPhone Photography) and Mobile Photography and is on Saturday, September 22nd, right before the one above. I’ve got a FUN weekend planned for you! :)


I’ll be in the Northern Interior of B.C., in Prince George this fall (2012) for two workshops.

In the workshop below, I’ll cover the basics of iPhone photography (iPhoneography) and mobile photography for artists and business owners. It’s intended to be an introductory workshop but anyone at any level of ability is welcome to attend :)

This session will be hands-on so please bring your choice of an iPhone or any mobile phone that has the ability to connect WIFI or 3G. There will be no boring PowerPoint in this session. You’ll be active, interactive, learning and busy. The  majority of the presentation will focus on iPhone photography and apps available for iPhone cameras, however, I’ve had people attend this session with almost any cell phone camera (or no mobile phone at all) and still received benefit, as we also cover the very basics of fine art and design principles as it applies to improving your photography skills for either personal use or for mobile phone marketing online. Everyone is welcome!

Italy iPhone Photo

Here is their write up below. Please contact the gallery directly and visit the Two Rivers Gallery website as they are taking care of all payments and registrations for me. Thank you!

iPhoneography Workshop

Saturday, September 22, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Facilitator: Brenda Johima

Bring your iPhone to the Gallery for some hands-on fun! Comox Valley artist and photographer Brenda Johima wants to share with you the world of iPhoneography. Brenda uses her iPhone to capture the images and for all post-processing involved in creating a piece of art. She will introduce you to cool photography aps and open your eyes to the possibilities of photography with your iPhone. Head out for a “photo walk,” create on the go and share back in the studio. Android smartphones are welcome too.

Website : Two Rivers Gallery
Facebook page : TwoRiversArt
Twitter : @TwoRiversArt
Address : Two Rivers Gallery, 725 Civic Plaza, Prince George, B.C., V2L 5T1
Phone : 250-614-7804

Find out more about Brenda Johima’s business(s) right here :

brendajohima.com (art and photography website)
JOHIMA Social Media + Marketing

There’s a second workshop as well and it’s all about the basics of Social Media For Artists (and business owners) and is on Sunday, September 23rd, right after the one above. I’ve got a FUN weekend planned for you! :)

iPhoneography Italy

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I’m Brenda Johima Creative … You?

On June 29, 2012, in Creativity, Social Media, by brendajohima

Brenda Johima Abstract iPhone ArtWhy have I not called my Facebook business page Brenda Johima Photography, or Johima Photography, or Brenda Johima Artist, or, or, or … some other specific niche that’s good for SEO, for target marketing your audience, on and on and on, you know, all the buzz words? Well, I LOVE doing it all.

I write, I paint, I take pictures, I’m a prolific iPhone photographer, design logos, set up WordPress based business sites for entrepreneurs, and I paint and I write, and I take photographs, make collages and mixed media works, and I cook without recipes and make stuff up, and garden and stick stuff into soil in ways we are told not to … and I draw cartoons and love to do things never in the same way each time … I create in my way, in my time … I create something all day, every day, from about 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

It’s not forced, it just happens, it’s just me. There’s no definition between work and life and play.

Being a creative, is living a life, one with everything that I love to do. It’s taken me forever to NOT succumb to the pressure of others, to BE ONE THING.

I am not one thing.

I’m not one title, I’m all of it. I wear many hats proudly, each and every day.

Creativity, true creativity has no boundaries, and it’s expressed in a multitude of ways each day, if you …

.simply. let. go. into being. that which. you truly are.

I’m a creative, multi-talented creative. Brenda.Johima.Creative.


— Brenda Johima

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