Posts Tagged: mobile

Today: October 20th is Nokia’s Mobile Photo Day

Sun 10.20.13 – Take a photo today, Oct. 20th, with your mobile phone or device and post it to your fave blog / social network with the tag #1020MobilePhotoDay to participate in Nokia’s International Mobile Photo Day.
Update: My photos from Mobile Photo Day:
At Flickr : At the annual Seal Beach Japanese Kite Festival
At Instagram : Kites at the annual Seal Beach Japanese Lite Festival

Photos from Social Media Week LA

Hanging out with Tejal, Challey, Ms. Jen, Claire, and Josephina at Bar Pinxto
Jason Harris making announcements before my Mobile Photography Master Class Al, the best model for a mobile photography class Sylvia and a besuited gentlemen at the AT&T store class Mary and Alex at the Nokia happy hour Wonderful color and light at Tinga The lovely Mary & Joseph at the Nokia happy hour Pablo Tin ceiling at Tinga Jeb being silly Jason sniffing the shots to determine which is tequila and which is water Leah, Jason, and Josephina at Tinga Josephina, Henrik, and Tejal The entry archway at Tinga The Gentlemen: George, Sam, Jason, and Timi Al at Bar Pinxto, note the fabulous pants and shirt George and Tejal SMW's Eric and Tejal Sam and I, note how darned tall Sam is - or short I am... ;o) Tejal, George, and I

Photos taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia Lumia 1020

Thurs 09.26.13 – Yesterday’s Social Media Week LA was a wonderful day and evening. I truly enjoyed presenting both the Mobile Photography Master Class at the SMWLA ROC venue and at the beginning session at the Santa Monica AT&T store.
After the AT&T store presentation, Nokia sponsored a SMWLA Happy Hour at Tinga’s bar. After that, a group of us went to stand up dinner at Bar Pintxo, where in George Salecedo, Sam Sabri, Timi Cantisano and others joined us. The conversations about mobile, photography, social, and the joy there of were delightful.
The most amusing part of the evening is when Tejal and I went outside to try taking night low light photos when a tall purple hair fellow stumbled out of the bar next door and WANTED TO TALK to us about the Nokia Lumia 1020. He was both entranced by the idea of such a great camera phone but then wanted to know if we had climbed up on roofs to take spying photo with the Lumia 1020?
The amusing part to me was his perception that the Lumia 1020 was a spy camera and this worried him, then he pulled out his brand spanking new iPhone 5s and bragged about the TouchID fingerprint reader. He didn’t sense the disconnect as he jovially said goodbye and stumbled down the street to his next engagement. Blessings.
Thank you to everyone who attended one or both of the Mobile Photography presentations that I gave at SMWLA 2013. I hope you are inspired to go and take more photos with your own camera phone.

Slides from my Mobile Photography session at Social Media Week Los Angeles

Wed 09.25.13 – Here are the slides from my Social Media Week LA presentation on Mobile Photography.
Master Class: Mobile Photography–Tips, Tools, and Future Opportunities

With the explosion of mobile devices worldwide, there is a connected camera phone in nearly every pocket, purse, or hand leading to billions of mobile photos taken in each year and over a billion images shared on Instagram.
Whether the mobile device is a 2 megapixel feature phone or a 41 megapixel smart camera phone, how do we improve our image taking for greatest impact? What tools are we using to share and connect with our photos right now? And what are the the opportunities and challenges to change the future with mobile photography?
This session will examine how to improve our mobile photography, the current tools, and the future opportunities for social media, creatives, brands, and developers.

I am Speaking at Social Media Week LA on Mobile Photography, Come Join us!

I am Speaking at Social Media Week Los Angeles

This Wednesday, Sept. 25th, I am speaking twice on Mobile Photography at Social Media Week LA in Santa Monica. Please come join us! It is free to register, click through on the session titles to register, and both venues are within walking distance of each other:
Master Class: Mobile Photography–Tips, Tools, and Future Opportunities
Wed Sept 25th, 2:00pm – 2:30pm at SMWLA HQ at ROC Santa Monica

With the explosion of mobile devices worldwide, there is a connected camera phone in nearly every pocket, purse, or hand leading to billions of mobile photos taken in each year and over a billion images shared on Instagram.
Whether the mobile device is a 2 megapixel feature phone or a 41 megapixel smart camera phone, how do we improve our image taking for greatest impact? What tools are we using to share and connect with our photos right now? And what are the the opportunities and challenges to change the future with mobile photography?
This session will examine how to improve our mobile photography, the current tools, and the future opportunities for social media, creatives, brands, and developers.

And THEN Happy Hour and a photowalk with a few mobile photo tips:
How To Get The Perfect Photo: Use The Tools + Happy Hour
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm at the AT&T Store

Using a mobile phone to capture a fantastic photograph isn’t rocket science. Join Jenifer Hanen as she breaks down how to use basic techniques to make sure your photo turns out right, every time.
All are welcome! Join us at the AT&T Store for a photo walk and happy hour afterwards as Nokia is hosting!

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Sunday TidBits: Delete, A Class of her Own, Farming, and love letters to Nokia


Sun 09.15.13 – Various and sundry bits from around the internet that are worth your time:
1) She Makes War has a spot on layered vocals-only song & video (above) called “Delete” about one’s life online. After nearly 20 years online, I would like to delete bits of myself.
2) More Intelligent Life on Humaira Bachal’s fight for her own education and then schools for many others in her community of Moach Goth on the edge of Karachi, Pakistan. This is both a tear-jerker and absolutely inspiring story, go read it:

“Humaira was 13 when a crazy idea struck her. “My mother used to get us ready every day, tie two ponytails for us, put 2-kilo schoolbags on our backs and send us off. We would walk for 20 minutes–but on the way not one other child in this settlement would join us. One, they did not have money, and two, nobody considered girls to be anything. Those who didn’t mind sending girls to school couldn’t afford to, because of fees, and the cost of books and uniforms. By then I was in sixth standard [the equivalent of year eight in Britain]. I thought, I’m a big star, I know everything, so I will teach them myself!”
What would become the Dream Model Street School began in 2001, with one blackboard, at home. Humaira taught ten friends of her age, seven of them girls. She started with the alphabet, in Urdu and English, and proceeded to the names of things. She supplied blank pages from her own notebooks, until it got her into trouble with her teachers. Then the friends went round asking people to donate paper, or bought scrap.
Soon, Tahira, who was 11, and three other girls were teaching alongside Humaira. “We were militant about time. Time for study, time for play, time to eat–and time to go out and recruit. We didn’t have the sense to realise we didn’t have space, books, teachers, money. We went around to houses, telling people, ‘We’ve opened a school, send your children, you must send your children!'””

3) Mother Jones’ reports on how Ohio farmer David Brandt is having great success with the old trick of crop rotation with legumes as well as not tilling the soil between crops, sounds dull but it isn’t. The future of our food and topsoil depends on experienced farmers speaking out.
4) Jay Montano says Thank you to Nokia in “Kiitos, Nokia, and Nokia fans. Love, MyNokiaBlog.com“, which is a love letter to the last 6 plus years of Nokia’s mobile history.
5) C. Enrique Ortiz bets that Nokia’s future will be bright because they will be able to focus on the upcoming mobile lifestyle use case in “Betting on Nokia“.
Happy Sunday and may your upcoming week be delightful.