HI!

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:

#JohimaTravels

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

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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

P.S.

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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It’s time to GET SOCIAL.

To Social Media Camp, that is.

I’m super excited to be speaking at Social Media Camp 2012 in Victoria, B.C., once again!

I’m honored to say that this is my third year in a row as a speaker at this prestigious Social Media Conference in Canada. For the past two years, I’ve been both a featured speaker and also a session speaker, and for 2012 I’ll be presenting a Power Session, which for my session, will be my version of a hybrid between a speaking engagement and an interactive session where you can ask me lots of questions.

I will not be holding back any secrets as to exactly which apps I use, as well as any tips, tricks and techniques. That’s right, not holding any cards close to my chest. Why? Better images make for a more beautiful web, and in my opinion, increase your marketing power online. During my overflowing-with-content, action packed 45 minute session, you can ask me ‘almost’ anything to do with iPhone photography. (usually I hold a few cards close to my chest … but not this time … 🙂

What’s the biggest question that I get asked on a regular basis about iPhone Photography? (iPhoneography) “What app did you use? Which app is that?” I’ll answer those questions, AND explain why we need to find new questions to ask mobile photographers 🙂

Last year at Social Media Camp 2011, my session title was “I’ve got an iPhone, now what? Photography Apps and Social Media for Sharing Images” and it was standing room only!

Apparently for this year, there is limited space in the room for my Power Session, so please do arrive early because I’m eager to have FUN, share my passion with you for this exciting medium of mobile photography, and to share tips, tricks and techniques to inspire and encourage you to take even more great photos.

Photography and art make for a more beautiful web. Nowadays, cell phone cameras and iPhones are ‘one of’ the fastest way to create art and post to web, blogs and social networks.

SHOW. Like. Trust. Images sell.

iPhone Art and Photography for Social Media Marketing

Everything online is sold and marketed using text content and/or images.

iPhone and cell phone photography is growing at a rapid pace, not only as an artistic tool for creative expression, but as a viable tool to be used for business and marketing online via Social Media and image sharing.

  1. My creative tool of choice, and camera of choice for mobile photography is the iPhone (3G and 4s)
  2. I have 80+ art and photography apps. I’ll share my favorites.
  3. AND >> My session is open to ALL Mobile Phone Photographers. Although my session and demonstrations are based on using an iPhone, you Don’t have to have an iPhone to join in! If you are interested in creating cool images, please join me 🙂
  4. Top secret : Some people have even attended my session without even owning a cell phone. Shhhh. It’s all inclusive, everybody is welcome, it will be FUN.
  5. My presentation is loaded with iPhoneography examples from beginning to end, a visual display, with NO boring PowerPoint 🙂
  6. Get inspired, motivated and passionate about this exciting medium, to use it in your business (or for personal expression)
  7. As I also work as an ARTIST, I’m here to show you some techniques, that you can then apply to your own industry and images.

Here’s what you will learn:

  1. Brenda’s top 10 apps for improving iPhone images
  2. How you can use Brenda’s top 10 basic elements of fine art and design tips to improve your photos
  3. How to correct (or use for artistic effect) blurry and lifeless, “blah” photos
  4. How to use your mobile phone to create art-based marketing on the fly, real time, and where to share your images online
  5. How to create eye-catching cell phone photos that are even more creative, dramatic and that ‘pop’

So … GET SOCIAL.

iPhone Photograph of wine glass and chocolate cake by brenda johimaI’ll see you there! Please do come and say HI! on June 8-9th in Victoria, B.C. Here’s all the details :

CONFERENCE WEBSITE:
Social Media Camp 2012

TWITTER:
#Follow @SocMediaCamp on Twitter
#Follow @JOHIMA on Twitter (for everything SEO, design, social media and online marketing)
#Follow @brendajohima on Twitter

FACEBOOK:
Social Media Camp on Facebook
JOHIMA Social Media + Marketing on Facebook
Brenda Johima Creative on Facebook

P.S. I’d like to extend my gratitude to Chris Burdge and Paul Holmes for giving me this opportunity to speak, and connect for two days at a stellar conference, with some of the brightest and best speakers, thinkers, online marketers, social media experts and eager learners. It’s going to be a good time!

— Brenda Johima

 

Here’s a few examples 🙂

 

elevate the artsElevate your phone for the Arts! Pull out your iPhone, Mobile Phone, and Any Camera Phone!

Join me, Artist and iPhone Photographer Brenda Johima in the first ever Elevate The Arts Mobile Phone Photo-Art Show! This is an all-ages, all-inclusive and FUN opportunity to showcase your your camera phone talents an artistic, creative and photographic tool to create works of photographic art.

Please support the Arts and visit the Elevate the Arts website for more information about all of the other fascinating things taking place at this super cool and exciting community event, which will take place in Downtown Courtenay, in the Comox Valley.

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I volunteered my time to take part in this “full day culture crawl extravaganza” and to organize and coordinate  this one piece.

There were not enough submissions 🙁 … but it’s OK! We have to start somewhere. So, we had a great time anyway, after we added a few painters, visual artists to the mix. It ended up being “Elevate the Point!” with most of the participants at my venue, living in my neighbourhood, Ships Point, except for one person.

Thanks to the following artists for participating:

  • Don Cunningham
  • Brenda Johima
  • Barbara Legg
  • Laura Sponselee
  • Madeleine Wood

Totally enjoyed myself at 444-5th Street. One of the most rewarding parts of the day was having the young families come in, and to see their appreciation for abstract art and paintings, and to have the sweetest most beautiful little ones come in to see the art with their parents. I think that the Comox Valley must have some of the most peaceful and content, beautiful young children. Thank you to all who came by to visit!

— Brenda Johima

iPhone Photography of a Puppy by Brenda Johima

P.S. A HUGE Thank you to Kevin Reid of Coast Realty Group in Courtenay for loaning me space for our make-shift 24-hour gallery in the old Leung’s building at 444-5th Street, Downtown Courtenay.

Elevate The Arts Mobile Phone Photo-Art Show
(with Brenda Johima)

VERY GRATEFUL for YOUR PARTICIPATION!

  • Visit the Elevate the Arts website and see all the festivities that happened on Saturday May 5th, 2012, in Downtown Courtenay. It was a HUGE success! Well done, planning team!

 

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21-02-2012 : It’s A Palindrome Kind of Day

On February 21, 2012, in iPhone Art, iPhoneography, by brendajohima

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Going Around In Circles

On February 11, 2012, in iPhone Art, iPhoneography, by brendajohima

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iPhoneography) Photography Copyright 2012 Brenda Johima

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(iPhoneography) Photography Copyright 2012 Brenda Johima

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(iPhoneography) Photography Copyright 2012 Brenda Johima

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(iPhoneography) Photography Copyright 2012 Brenda Johima

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