discovered that if you power off your iPhone with the camera app
running, you'll get an impromptu close-up shot when you next turn on
your phone. This is usually a shot of a table surface, the ground, your
shoes – many of which provide interesting textural backgrounds.
phenomenon inspired me to shoot texture shots taken as iPhone
close-ups. In order to learn more about effectively framing and
lighting a digital shot, I post all photos without edits, cropping, or
level and color changes.
If you want one of the first packs of Creative Commons-licensed MOO MiniCards, the
money will go to pay for the cards and the shipping for your order. All
the photo and edit work to complete the project I'll do for free. Any
additional money raised will go towards hiring a graphic designer to
design a 100th card (99 photos + 1 professionally designed card). The
100th "credits card" will give photo, design, and support credits to
every participant that pledges at least $1 to the project."
Trying a new form of innovation/business exploration? Check. Art? Check. Cool stuff? Check.
"We hold these truths to be self evident: that all customers are born
free, that they are endowed by the market with innate abilities to
relate, to converse and and to transact — on their own terms, and in
their own ways…"
Doc Searls pulls out a (pricing) gun at the 2009 VRM West Coast Workshop on May 15, 2009. Some great thoughts in here about the transformation of "content" industries, and hints at the tools that customers could wield to set their own price.
And just because it's fun to pull it out of context, I love this blurry screen grab, too.
Back in March, I had the opportunity to chat for an hour or so with Mark Woollen from Oracle and Anneke Seley from PhoneWorks around topics related to how customers and sales teams interact at a time when the customer is increasingly in charge of the dynamics of the relationship. A bit of presentation bits at the beginning, and then the balance of the hour is Q&A with the participants on the webinar. Here ’tis: