i am speaking at social media camp 2013I am speaking at Social Media Camp 2013, May 6-8, in Victoria, B.C. This will be my fourth year in a row as a featured speaker.

I LOVE this conference and the quality of education and speakers, as well as the great friends I have made, who are with me still. I offer a BIG Thank You to the brains and talent behind instigating this conference, Paul Holmes and Chris Burdge. Thank you both for believing in me, and for giving me this opportunity to share what I LOVE to do, one more time.

What am I speaking on? My favorite topic! iPhone photography and iPhoneography of course, relate to the Apple iPhone camera. Cell phone photography, smart phone photography, and mobile photography are related, and sometimes the terms are used interchangeably, but it really boils down to the same thing. You are using a mobile device (your individual choice for a technology brand) to create photo-art on the fly, while making an impact and communicating a message and/or story.

Personally, I create photo-art on the fly using an iPhone. I’ve chosen to make my photographs with an iPhone camera since 2008, and can’t believe that it’s now been almost 5 years!

5 years with an iPhone lovingly glued to my hand. It’s not only me who loves the iPhone as a camera. Many claim that the iPhone is the most popular camera, and even Apple proudly claims that “Every day, more photos are taken with the iPhone than any other camera.”

Having said that, whether or not you own an iPhone, does not matter in my session. Please show up with ANY cell phone camera … or none. I have had people attend my sessions with no cell phone camera. Whether you have an iPod, iPad, Blackberry, SONY, Nokia, or other Android device does not matter, and you will find out why … when you hear me speak. (p.s. It’s not about the gear, and to show you how open minded I am about gear, please do not tell Apple, but I have a secret love affair in the makings with a Sony XPeria Z/ZL)

Here is the official conference session blurb, and I do hope to see you at this stellar social media conference, right in the heart of beautiful Victoria, B.C., Canada.

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 *)

venice in italy iPhone photoAbout 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!

I will see you at Social Media Camp 2013, and there is still time to REGISTER HERE.

— Brenda Johima

P.S. All of my image samples and apps at the conference for demonstration purposes will be  for iPhone, however, the session is applicable to anyone, due to the crucial elements of fine art and design that are also covered. And, nowadays, more and more apps are available that are compatible with Android as well.

 

 

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

 

 

Are You Ready to Make Your Photo-ART Social in YYJ?

brenda johima beautiful iPhone self-portrait

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

New to Social Media Camp this year is the Mobile Phone Photo-Art Show. This has been instigated and organized by the very talented visual artist and prolific iPhone Photographer, Brenda Johima. Brenda is a former Social Media Camp featured speaker and panelist, and is here for her third year in a row, this year as a Power Session presenter.

*** REVISED on June 7th for Simplicity and for this one solo Instigator of this project and for Simplicity of Ease of Use for conference attendees, the majority of giveaways will be drawn random from a box, at booth 24.**

The Social Media Camp Mobile Photo-Art Show (with Brenda Johima)

This groundbreaking (real time and online) mobile phone photo exhibit is a first on Vancouver Island! Open to both iPhone and Android mobile phone photographers who attend Social Media Camp in person, we’re excited to have this as part of the conference. It’s a mobile phone photo-art show, with a a few small UN-contests, a lot of random luck … and all social and visual FUN. It’s all about creating a positive vibe with images, encouraging and cheering each other on.

The two goals are 1.) participation from as many people as possible; and 2.) creativity.

My personal Goal 3.) Support all the incredible app developers and talent that create these awesome art and photography apps for us. Please visit their websites, blogs, Facebook pages and Twitter accounts

Rules. There is only one.

1. Respect. If people don’t want their photo taken, please choose someone else 🙂 Not everybody wants their photo posted to social networks. For the gregarious, photogenic and those who love to be in photos, go for it.

i am speaking at social media camp 2012

How will it work and how to participate:

  1. When you arrive, pick up an info. sheet at Booth 24.
  2. Drop your business card in the box if you want to win giveaways. We must have your email address for giveaways.
  3. Everyone needs to download the CapsuleCam app (Android and iPhone) below, you’ll be able to see the images uploaded real time on your mobile device, AND also on a flat panel screen that will be at Booth 24. Come and Say HI to me please, and if you can spare a free moment, I could use a little volunteer help 🙂
  4. Beginner iPhone photographers and anyone else who would like to, please download the Pinweel app if you want to give that a try also
  5. If you are a beginner iPhone user and only want to be part of a smaller group for image sharing, please download the Pinweel app
  6. It’s all inclusive. Anyone attending the conference in person, with Android or iPhone can participate. You must be registered as a conference attendee (or volunteer) or trade show exhibitor.
  7. Take mobile phone photos from the moment you arrive on Friday 8:30 a.m. until closing with the last speaker on Saturday at 5:00 p.m.. Winners will be announced and sent codes for download on Monday and Tuesday after the conference.***You will need to provide an email address at Booth 24 if you win and want the codes emailed so you can download your giveaway***
  8. >>Upload images all weekend, whenever you want. There is no limit.<< (Think Twitter but with pictures)
  9. *Images can be ones that you have taken before, or that you take during your time at the conference. You can upload from existing photo albums online if you choose.*
  10. You can post-process images using one or multiple photography and art apps, or use none at all.
  11. All photos must be taken and post-processed with a mobile phones only
  12. You can ‘like’ photos with a thumbs up from within Pinweel (we are NOT using the “thumbs down.” do not use it)
  13.  Both apps have a web version as well. There will be a URL you can get at the conference to follow the stream of images.

The hashtag for this mobile phone photo-art part of the conference on Twitter is #SMPhotoArt

What do you need to do to join in? It’s Super Simple!

  1. Download the FREE app Capsule (available for both Android and iPhone) This will be our primary social networking
  2. Download the FREE app Pinweel (if you want to try both, this one is for iPhone only)
  3. Try it out, get comfortable with the apps.
  4. You’ll upload your images to capsules created just for the conference or ones you have created previously. Use #SMPhotoArt and #SMCamp
  5. Beginners, we’re going to have an additional and separate stream of images. You can download Download the FREE app Pinweel (available for iPhone only) *Note there is Pinwheel, which is a different app, we are using Pinweel (without the “H”)
  • *Please note this is an experiment, a trial for this first year so let’s get “not serious” as there is only one me, Brenda Johima, running this, it’s for FUN!* (be nice 🙂

Categories and Suggestions for IDEAS to inspire you to take photos :

  • Just Make Art
  • It’s a Compliment. Geek, Nerd and Techie
  • I LOVE Victoria
  • People
  • Architecture and Buildings
  • “Almost” Anything Goes
  • Two elements of design. Line and/or Pattern
  • Inspired
  • Most Creative Self-Portrait
  • Newbies and Beginners (Anything Goes. Just Take Pictures)
  • Keeners and Pros (please see below, we have judges if you like to compete)

How can you win a Giveaway?

For 2012 it will be winning primarily by random draw out of a box, at booth 24 except for a couple of “UN-judged” categories. The main goal is to take photos and post them via the apps.

1. For those ‘competitive’ types out there who like to WIN because of skill:

We have a ‘contest’ we have one category, which will be judged. Winning photos will be selected first for creativity, and as well for excellent use of the basic elements of fine art and design that make for a great photo. UN-Judges are Brenda Johima, Kris Krug and Derek Ford.

  • Keeners and Pros (self-defined. if you think you are one, or want to be one, and want to excel to show off the best possible images at this conference, this is you. you would be one who focuses on things like composition, line, pattern, shape, texture and the elements of fine art and design)
  • Based on the final opinions of UN-Judges Brenda Johima, Kris Krug and Derek Ford
  • Post all your images via the CapsuleCamapp

2. For those who like a specific assignment and a challenge to WIN:

3. One more challenge and this is FUN:

  • Person who not only submits photos to participate, but who is the most friendly, and helpful, encouraging, motivating, supportive to others in your COMMENTS on other people’s photographs within Capsule and/or Pinweel wins a big package. So not only do you have to submit photos, but you have to encourage others in the process :

How else can you win a giveaway?

  • Random and Luck
  • Random draws made at Booth 24 : Put your business card or name in the box at the booth (MUST have an email address to win)
  • Best Self-Portrait (0r a photo with a new friend(s) you’d never met before Social Media Camp) (UN-judged by Brenda Johima, Kris Krug and Derek Ford)
  • Paper in a box voting at booth 24, for your favorite mobile phone photographer (There will be a box (yes, where you will put a piece of paper, real paper 🙂 at Booth 24 and into it with the name of your favorite mobile photographer at the conference. They don’t have to be the best, just your favorite, it could be somebody who inspired you, or helped you out, or who takes cool photos. Put their name in the box. They’ll get something cool as a surprise)
  • Try, participate, comment on others photos, inspire and encourage other people, help others who may need a hand. You’re being watched 🙂 You might win on kindness, helpfulness and giving, and by simply giving it a shot, which is one core value to successful social networking online. The most friendly, kind, encouraging, motivating, supportive person in their comments made to others within the apps will win a giveaway.

GIVEAWAYS:

SmugMug Pro logoWith gratitude, courtesy of Nick Wrzesinski from SmugMug

  •   1-year SmugMug ‘Pro’ account :  (3)
  • “Your Photos Look Better Here.®  Billions of happy photos. Millions of passionate customers.”

FX Photo Studio for MAC logoA HUGE thank you to Alex Tsepko and Veronica Melnikova at MacPhun who have given me codes to 41 giveaways for iPhone, iPad and MAC! Absolutely awesome-fantastic! These people are very generous, and friendly, kind people who have a brilliant app development company.

Camera+ logoThank you to Camera+ and Lisa Bettany

Thank you to 100 Cameras in 1 and Trey Ratcliff

The apps that will help make it happen, image sharing (real time and online) :

CapsuleCam appCapsuleCam

Thank you to Cyrus Farudi and Ryan Schmidt of CapsuleCam who have been incredibly supportive and helpful and will be available for your support questions via their website and from within the app. They are sending me some swag so if you come by Booth 24, it will be given out at random and by luck throughout the two days.

PinweelPinweel app logo

Thank you to James Tillinghast of Pinweel who provides superb support and he’s given me some swag if you come by Booth 24, it will be given out at random and by luck throughout the two days. He’s also available for support questions via their website.

HAVE FUN!

Questions?

Contact Brenda Johima
E: SMPhotoArt@Gmail.com
Twitter: @brendajohima and @johima
Facebook: JOHIMA and brenda.johima.creative

At the conference find Brenda JOHIMA at Booth 24

(and she’s also presenting a POWER Session on iPhone Photography, Friday June 8th at 9:20 a.m.)

 ** disclaimer. please note. these are not affiliate links. i have requested app giveaways on my own, for conference attendees, in order to encourage participation in the new mobile phone photo-art show/exhibit. this comes from my desire and belief that better images make for a more beautiful web, and if we have a few techniques and awesome apps to help out, let’s share the wealth of it for all of us to not only improve photography skills but also stretch our creative boundaries as there truly are no limits. my gift to you. i’m not getting paid by any of these app developers to do this **

14 Photographers Exhibit Mobile Phone Photo-Art in Victoria, B.C.

I’d like to extend a BIG thank you to the 14 photographers who came forward and submitted photos for inclusion in the 1st ever Creatively United Mobile Phone Photo-Art Show! which took place April 20-22nd in Victoria, B.C.

iPhone Photo by Bindu Wiles

Photographer Credit : Bindu Wiles

As the instigator and coordinator of this one piece of the festival, “Inspired by Nature,” I extend my gratitude to you all for your creativity, courage and community that you created by taking part. Thank You!

I’d like to acknowledge the following 14 iPhone Photographers and Mobile Photographers for their participation. I’ve provided links to any for whom I have websites and a small gallery of photos for those who wanted to be acknowledged online. Please do click on the links to view more of their work and to support their craft:

 Thank you to Frances Litman and the 1st Annual Creatively United for the Planet Festival for allowing me the  opportunity to create this iPhone photography and mobile phone photography exhibit, “Inspired by Nature” … a Mobile Phone Photo-Art Show! … at the Festival.

I’m pretty sure that this was the first ever mobile phone photo exhibit on Vancouver Island. We’ve made a good start for future!

Congratulations to the Festival and to all participants, speakers, volunteers and sponsors … Rumors have it that over 4000 people attended and that this Environmental and Creativity Festival recycled everything except for 2 bags of garbage. Well done! Thank you to Frances Litman, Founder of the Creatively United for the Planet Festival. Way to GO Frances, for having a vision and for living a dream.

I’d also like to thank an incredible volunteer, Brenda McBride from Victoria who helped me with everything from sorting and labeling photos, to hanging them on the wall (with tape, to not damage the walls, which is no easy task to get them straight in a line, but together we did it! ) … and she was also integral in getting photos returned to their owners via mail and/or pick up when I returned back to the Comox Valley. Brenda McBride was my Mobile Phone Photo-Show Buddy, and from one Brenda to another, Thank YOU!

— Brenda Johima
Instigator and Coordinator
for the Creatively United Festival for the Planet Mobile Phone Photo-Art Show!

Please support the Festival by visiting their website here :