The Dog Became Her Shadow, Her Constant Companion. (* iPhone Photography)

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Weigh Too Old

On March 31, 2011, in iPhone Art, iPhone Photography, iPhoneography, by brendajohima

Weigh Too Old.

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Old Toledo Weigh Scale

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I’m a total outdoors and nature person, so I LOVE the concept of an outdoor classroom. However, this sign was tacked onto a glass door at a post-secondary educational institution. Spelling? Oooops? (*P.S. I don’t think most people even noticed)

It’s OK, you’re forgiven, because I LOVE what you are trying to do, in getting students outdoors!

~ Brenda Johima ~

P.S. This is yes, another iPhone Photo.

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iphone photography of a sign on a glass door

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How did I do this? iPhone 3G capture of a reflection (in the daytime actually, but when taken at the right angle, it created a silhouetted figure, appearing to be taken at night time), then post-processed in-camera, using a couple or three photography apps.

~ Brenda Johima ~

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iPhoneography and Reflections

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I LOVE iPhone photography. I know I’ve said that before, but love, love, love it. Why? There are many reasons that iPhoneography has become my creative medium of choice:

  1. It’s so fully portable, the iPhone camera, and always handy to grab an image anywhere, and at any time.
  2. Due to the “limitations” of the tool, it is forcing me to be a better photographer.
  3. For most (but not all) images, it requires slowing down, being patient, and taking time to compose a shot.
  4. There are a multitude of photography apps available, which can, with an artistic eye and some talent and skill, take a “not so great image quality iPhone photo” (I am still using the iPhone 3G, refusing to upgrade and have always felt the camera really is not all that great on its own) … and turn it into a stunning work of art. Really, I do believe this to be true, not only in my work, but in the work of many well known and up and coming iPhone photographers. There is some fantastic art being created via the medium of iPhone art and iPhoneography.
  5. One must focus on at least some of the basic elements of good art and photography, such as line, composition, rule of thirds, texture, color, color harmony, balance, negative space, shape, rhythm, pattern, etc. Doing this takes time and thought, as well as intuition and observation of what surrounds you.
  6. I get to throw all of the above in #5. out, and use no rules and break all of the rules if I feel like it 🙂
  7. It’s fast, immediate, faster than my digital SLR from capture, to post-processing and posting images online.
  8. It’s easy to focus on framing an image.
  9. The iPhone doesn’t always do what I want it to, meaning that often it’s either too dark or overexposed, depending on the angle of viewing an image. So, it requires problem solving and creativity to figure out how to create the image you want in a different way, and sometimes that means shifting the camera 1 mm or 1 cm or an inch this way or that way. The phone camera does not always allow the artist to control the work. And I LOVE losing control and not having control, to create art. Some of the best art comes from letting go of control.
  10. It’s FUN. Fun. Fun.
  11. Lots more reasons! (in upcoming blog posts)

I’ll be writing more about this as we get closer to Social Media Camp, where I will be presenting on this topic. One thing I love about any kind of photography, whether I’m using my DSLR or my iPhone, is having a camera handy at all times, and while on a mini-trip, having the camera ready, and me ready, to pull over on the highway, turn down a new country road, and hop out of the car at any time, to grab a photo (or sixty). Photography is a big part of any trip in my car, no matter how long or short the journey.

In this case, I went to Victoria (about 2.5-3 hours south of my home in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island) and I stopped at this location both on my way down-Island and on the way back home, as these old rusty trucks were just too hard to resist. I am thrilled with the results achieved via iPhone camera and several photography apps.

Funnily enough, in only the first image below, the truck had a name on it, “Gerald” and my brother Gerry’s formal name was Gerald. He would LOVE this image … so Gerry, here’s to you 🙂 May I present, Gerald:

~ Brenda Johima ~

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Old Rusty Truck Captured with iPhone 3G

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Old Rusty Truck Captured with iPhone 3G

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Old Rusty Truck Captured with iPhone 3G

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Old Rusty Truck Captured with iPhone 3G

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Thanks for viewing my images, and there are lots more on the way.

~ Brenda Johima ~

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iPhoneography

On March 13, 2011, in iPhone Art, iPhone Photography, iPhoneography, by brendajohima

New iPhone photos for you today, iPhoneography, hot off the press this morning. All captured with an iPhone 3G and post-processed in-camera.

~ Brenda Johima ~

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Hey, where did my body go?

(* iPhone Photo of myself, reflected in a window and door, and it removed my entire upper body. Freaky and Cool)

~ Brenda Johima ~

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FUN with iPhone Art

On March 5, 2011, in iPhone Art, iPhone Photography, by brendajohima

I’m out and about today, on a beautiful day on Vancouver Island, having a blast with both my iPhone photography and my DSLR. The sea is alive with life! Sea lions, herring, great blue heron, seagulls, fishing boats, lots of action on the water for the herring run.

Here’s a few iPhone photos from today.

~ Brenda Johima ~

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Getting My Hair Done : iPhone Photography

On February 25, 2011, in Be Weird, iPhone Photography, by brendajohima

This just for LOL, as I get so bored (as you can see) at the hairdressers, waiting for the color to set. What to do? Pull out the iPhone and photograph myself in the mirror of the hair salon! Enjoy.

~ Brenda Johima ~

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I'm Speaking at Social Media Camp 2011

I’m Super Excited! Why? I’m Officially on the Speaker’s Roster for Social Media Camp 2011, in Victoria. Yay!

Stay tuned for more information and details on this blog as we get closer to the event and also keep checking the #SMCV11 website as they continue to update their speaker’s list.

40 Speakers! It’s going to be awesome, and it was such a wildly popular in 2010, they’ve expanded it to a 2-day event this year. A Wise Move.

I also attended and was a Speaker at Social Media Camp 2010 so I can highly recommend this event. It was FUN, super organized, and brought together some of the brightest minds and coolest technology in Social Media.

And … I think that what I loved the most, was taking online communications, offline, and finally meeting people face-to-face in person.

So what’s my topic for Social Media Camp 2011? Something super-FUN and hands-on:

My topic? “I’ve got an iPhone, now what?
Photography Apps and Social Media for Sharing Images.”

There is just so much nowadays that you can do with an iPhone, which has changed the photography industry for both personal photo sharing and for professional use. * Stay tuned on the Social Media Camp website and this blog for the full blurb of what you will learn if you attend my presentation.*

The sharing of images has become immediate, and the beauty of an iPhone, is that now everything can be done “in-camera” or “in-phone” meaning that Photoshop or iPhoto or any other post-processing image software is no longer needed. (Sorry Adobe and Apple, I still Love You on my laptop and desktop for my DSLR).

What you get as a result, is spontaneous, in-the-moment-on-location opportunities that don’t happen as often with a “regular” camera. It’s not better or worse, it’s just different … and it’s a medium that I am highly passionate about.

In choosing to use an iPhone for Art and Photography, it means that I always have a camera with me. And as Chase Jarvis says, “the best camera is the one you have with you.”

Hope to see you at Social Media Camp 2011 Victoria!

~ Brenda Johima ~

P.S. Keep track of the Social Media Camp Speakers Roster on FaceBook as they add more speakers.


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