We are very excited to say that our Social Media Practicum is sold out! Please welcome these eight new fellow members to The Creative Residency. We picked out some of our favorite instagram posts to share with you all. We can't wait to meet everyone next weekend!
The group of creatives who have been accepted into the program so far are an exceptional group of creative professionals. We are confident that this seminar will be a total game changer for all involved. There are still two spaces left so take the leap and join us. Apply for the Social Media Practicum and take your brand and your blog to new heights.
VSCO is my favorite app for processing photos on the go. My favorite tools to use on VSCO are the exposure tool -- to fix the lightness and darkness of images, and the temperature tool -- to make images either cooler or warmer. The filters all all really good, too. I don't have a favorite as it depends entirely on the mood of the photo that I'm processing.
A VSCO feature that I only recently discovered has my mind blown as well--if you take a photo with the VSCO app, you can use two fingers on the screen, one to adjust exposure and the other to adjust focus. This capability gives you almost DSLR-like capabilities right from your smart-phone. Pretty great.
2. STUDIO DESIGN
The ability to add text to photos right from the smartphone is extremely convenient--and STUDIO does a great job of providing nice fonts, graphics and an easy interface so that even novice graphic designers can give their images a nice graphic touch to compliment great photos.
The Steller app is way to create a mini digital magazine within a matter of minutes. If you've got a story to tell and you want to tell it with words, video and text, Steller is is the perfect platform.
Pippit is a brand new app that is like an RSS feed meets Instagram--and you can add 'pips' to posts to include rich info about items for your readers. A great tool for bloggers who are looking to capture their mobile audience.
5. EOS REMOTE
If you have a canon EOS with wi-fi capability, (I know most of you probably don't but this is so cool I had to share..) then get the EOS Remote app and you can shoot from your phone and view photos being taken on the camera in real time. This was an amazing tool to have while we were shooting the images for my new interiors book because I could art direct without being tethered to a computer or without hovering over the photographer (Dabito's) shoulder. It's kind of amazing.
Every Tuesday, we wanna share some of our favorite words to live by. This week, it's "Creativity Takes Courage." It's from one of our favorite artists, Henri Matisse.
At The Creative Residency, we're here to help you develop the skills to be courageous with your creativity. It definitely took me a long time to muster up some courage to get my shit together and start believing in myself and my work. For the longest time, I was afraid that I wasn't good enough. It's not a great way to live so I finally snapped out of it. And I'm glad I did because I'm so much happier now that I get to do what I love and connect with other creative creatures.
The first seminar at The Creative Residency is all about social media. In the Social Media Practicum seminar, you will learn how to discover your voice, define your style, and develop your audience. It's a ten-hour seminar opened to 14 fellows and will take place July 27, 2014 in Los Angeles at Room Forty. The seminar will be taught by Justina Blakeney and Dabito.
- Super fancy catered breakfast, lunch and snacks provided by RoomForty
- Personalized feedback from faculty on your brand/blog and strategies for how to improve it
- A one-on-one twenty minute phone/video ‘Office Hours’ session with seminar faculty one month after the seminar to make sure that you are on track to meet your goals
- Inclusion in our Fellows network on thecreativeresidency.com with a photo, short bio and link to your website
- An opportunity to takeover @thecreativeresidency instagram account for one day
- Bragging rights for dayz
We are happy you are here. Hang up your hat. Stay a while. If you're reading this, you are likely an exceptionally creative individual, looking to connect with, learn from, and/or teach other exceptionally creative individuals. The Creative Residency values constructive dialog, honesty, openness and wild imaginations. We aim to build atmospheres and relationships that support these qualities.
If you have something you want to teach, or something you want to learn in a creative field, we want to hear from you. Please chime in below with your seminar requests, ideas and thoughts.
~Justina & Dabito