Mobile Photography at Social Media Camp 2013

(Revised April 11, 2013, I have scaled this event down to a smaller, more manageable size, within the conference, so please stay tuned for an updated blog post … and get ready to start to share cell phone images 😉

I’m thrilled to announce and to make public, that I will be once again coordinating the Mobile Phone Photo-Art Show for Social Media Camp 2013 in Victoria B.C.

To date, I’ve instigated, designed, implemented and coordinated 3 mobile phone photography shows. (two in Victoria, one in Courtenay) This will be my fourth, and is the second year in a row for this social media conference.

In past, I’ve called the displays “Mobile Phone Photo-Art Shows” in order to be inclusive of all cell phone camera phones, and not only iPhones. (even though personally, I’m an avid and prolific iPhoneographer) Also, I wanted to be reflective of  mobile photography not only as a powerful marketing tool, but also as an art form, where social media marketers, advertisers and business owners can showcase their very best. We also have now, more than ever before, an opportunity to take even more risk to get even more creative.

I've got an iPhone, Now What? (photo)

In brief, there will be several ways that you can participate at the conference, and for this year, not only at the conference, but also leading up to the conference. We’ll be making a difference with cell phone photography leading up to Social Media Camp 2013 and I’ll announce how you can start working towards that, very shortly. Very exciting! Two, Three, and Four … well, the rest of the details will be announced online shortly, right here.

In addition to this blog, which will be the hub for it all, I’ll also be contributor to the Social Media Camp Blog.

The power of mobile photography is in the hands of almost everyone nowadays. Yet we’ve only just begun to harness the power of photos for social media sharing of images, community building and for relationship building. It’s no longer only about marketing, it’s about posting quality images that connect mobile photographer to viewers and subject, in an emotional way that has impact. In essence, how I see it, the photos that are works of ART, will, more and more, stand out from the rest of the sea of images online.

“Better quality images make for a more beautiful web.”

Having said that … you also don’t need to be an artist or designer or photographer to create great images that have impact! There are tools, techniques and tips available to everyone via mobile photography that help celebrate creativity and build community. We’ll be doing just that.

See you in 2013 at Social Media Camp.

— Brenda Johima

Social Media Camp : June 8-9, 2012 in Victoria, B.C. : Giveaways!

YAY to #SMPhotoArt Giveaways at #SMCamp of @SocMediaCamp

It’s a HAPPY Hashtag kind of day.

It’s the day I get to giveaway freebies to people who attended Social Media Camp in Victoria, June 8-9, 2012. All of these people  participated in the mobile photography show and/or came and chatted with me about iPhone photography and mobile photography and placed their business cards in the box at Booth 24.

If you missed the massively-long, lengthy and enormous, lots-of-vertical-scrolling-to-get-to-the-bottom-blog post that explains what this is all about, please read iPhoneography and Mobile Phone Photography Photo-Art Show at Social Media Camp

Thank you to some very generous app developers and online experts and kind business owners, I was able to acquire SIXTY-FIVE (65) Giveaways for Social Media Camp mobile phone photographers!

So, if you are one of the people on the list below, I’m sending you codes or contact information via email for downloads so you can get your giveaway, as long as you gave me your correct email address. If I cannot read your writing or if you have an incorrect email address, no download 🙂 Thanks for understanding.

  • Please download your gift ASAP as there is an expiry date on some downloads.
  • Please contact the developers directly for support, not me 🙂
  • If you’re Android and received a MAC giveaway, please pass it on to a friend. Best we can do this year with my volunteer time. Thanks.

Congratulations! See you next year!

Local Comox Valley photographer Barbara Legg had the stress and pleasure of selecting the winners for a couple of categories for me, fair and square. The categories of “the elements of fine art and design” and “creative self-portrait” were selected by Barbara Legg. Who selected the person from the friendly category? Brenda Johima (me) chose the “friendly helpful person” category. (“UN-Judges Kris Krug and Derek Ford were not available) All other giveaways were drawn out of a wicker box by random draw. Everyone who submitted photos during Social Media Camp via the CapsuleCam app got a giveaway (selected by random draw). The remaining were drawn from business cards left at Booth 24, again, as random draw. (By the way, I could have selected many, many, many people for the friendly category. Thank YOU everyone who popped by to chat with me at Booth 24! You were all awesome)


1. You did focus on things like composition, line, pattern, shape, texture and the elements of fine art and design. Barbara Legg chose three people instead of only one. Lucky YOU! :

  1. Katharine Holmes
  2. Leo Tabibzadegan
  3. Tia Kelly
    You THREE lucky people receive one of EVERYTHING provided for this show by MacPhun, which includes one of all of these each :  FX Photo Studio for iPhone, FX Photo Studio for iPad, FX Photo Studio for MAC, Color Splash Studio for MAC and Snapheal for MAC.


2. You did a Creative Self-Portrait. Barbara Legg chose one person, who opted to do something very different and unique. Lucky YOU! :

  1. Nicki Schell
    You receive a (one) 1-year SmugMug ‘Pro’ account and a Photoshop eBook (1 copy) by Trey Ratcliff


3. You were the most friendly, and helpful, encouraging, motivating, supportive to others (including me)

  1. Catherine Novak (Catherine went out of her way to be kind and helpful and volunteered to help me set up and run Booth 24 at the conference. She’s an amazingly kind and helpful person, an awesome writer and creative, and I was fortunate to have her skilled help. Thanks Catherine!
    You receive a HDR Video Tutorial Total Package with BONUS! (1 copy) AND a Photoshop eBook — “10 Essential Photoshop Skills Everyone Should Know (for beginners and just beyond)” by Trey Ratcliff (1 copy)

Here’s a full list of all of the giveaways and recipients of each :

1-year SmugMug ‘Pro’ account :  (3) Courtesy of SmugMug you get (1) each:

  1. Nicki Schell
  2. *Another name will be selected
  3. Peter Papagiannis

FX Photo Studio for iPhone (11 copies) Courtesy of MacPhun you get (1) each:

  1. Katharine Holmes
  2. Leo Tabibzadegan
  3. Tia Kelly
  4. Bonnie Chomica
  5. Omri Cohen
  6. Ricky Munday
  7. Les Holmlund
  8. Donna Longley
  9. Jennifer M. Lang
  10. Jody Heavener
  11. Saira Waters

FX Photo Studio for MAC (6 copies) Courtesy of MacPhun you get (1) each:

  1. Katharine Holmes
  2. Leo Tabibzadegan
  3. Tia Kelly
  4. Kerry Broome
  5. Janet Stewart
  6. Mica Knibbs

FX Photo Studio for iPad (6 copies) Courtesy of MacPhun you get (1) each:

  1. Katharine Holmes
  2. Leo Tabibzadegan
  3. Tia Kelly
  4. Dustin Ray-Wilks
  5. Darrell Pacini
  6. Cheryl Alexander

Color Splash Studio for MAC (9 copies) Courtesy of MacPhun you get (1) each:

  1. Katharine Holmes
  2. Leo Tabibzadegan
  3. Tia Kelly
  4. Andrew Waring
  5. Doug Grant
  6. Nan Leather
  7. Joanie McCorry
  8. Lacey Geary
  9. Mary Katharine

Snapheal for MAC (9 copies) Courtesy of MacPhun you get (1) each:

  1. Katharine Holmes
  2. Leo Tabibzadegan
  3. Tia Kelly
  4. Victoria Klassen
  5. Kate Jones
  6. Nicole Stewart
  7. Tanya Thompson
  8. Tara Lynn
  9. Cheryl Wirch-Ryckman

Camera+ app for iPhone (10 copies) Courtesy of Lisa Bettany and TapTapTap you get (1) each:

  1. Joe Wozny
  2. Kathleen Burton
  3. Joanna Hesketh
  4. James Young
  5. Philip Hulme
  6. Kai Mundigler
  7. Lori Elder
  8. Janet Stewart
  9. Mat Wright
  10. Stephanie Slater

100 Cameras in 1 iPhone app  (5 copies) Courtesy of Trey Ratcliff of Stuck in Customs you get (1) each:

  1. Sarah Tripper
  2. Shae Code
  3. Tara Coulter
  4. Ian Kopp
  5. Heather Tysowsld

HDR Video Tutorial Total Package with BONUS! (1 copy) Courtesy of Trey Ratcliff of Stuck in Customs

  1. Catherine Novak

Photoshop eBook — “10 Essential Photoshop Skills Everyone Should Know (for beginners and just beyond)” by Trey Ratcliff (5 copies) Courtesy of Trey Ratcliff of Stuck in Customs you get (1) each:

  1. Nicki Schell
  2. Catherine Novak
  3. David Cusack (David was also a very helpful volunteer for me, spreading the word at the conference about the mobile photo show. Thanks David!)
  4. Debra Morse
  5. Don B

P.S. Thank you to Ryan and Cyrus of CapsuleCam app, which is a mobile phone app for sharing images, for both Android and iPhone. There is also a web version at and let’s have some loud applause for these app developers for all their support in helping make this happen!

In closing, thank you to everyone for taking part and have FUN with your new toys. Just so you know, I’m Brenda Johima, and I’m a visual artist, avid and prolific iPhone Photographer and Social Media Consultant. I initiated and coordinated this Mobile Phone Photo-Art show for the conference, and I’ve done this all, by myself, to encourage participation and to inspire creativity by iPhone and mobile phone photographers at the conference … a few new tools in the kit bag always helps 🙂

See you next year! This is happening next year in a BIG way at Social Media Camp. Thank YOU to Paul Holmes and to Chris Burdge who saw my vision, said YES, and allowed me the space, time and support to make this all happen for YOU!

—Brenda Johima

beautiful self portrait

Copyright 2012 Brenda Johima. Self-Portrait.



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