Its been a while since I havent written a blog! Oh my! well I have been busy lately preparing for holiday and also now that im back for summer in my home town, i will be spending time with family and friends!
I wanted to write a blog on Turkey as i will be goong soon in two days! I will tekl you all about this on this page when I come back with updated pictures!
So I shall see you guys soon!
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We had a lot of trouble finding an event within the photography industry for our project. Luckily a member of our group had met up with the photographer, Jamie Robinson. He works in John Rylands Library in Deansgate, Manchester.
Before meeting up with the photographer, we all had a group chat via Facebook so Suzi (group member) who went to the meeting was ready to ask questions which was related to social media and photography within the social media catogery. The question were as follows:-
- Does photography help or hinder your socialising?
- Do you think social media in photography is important in manchester?
- Did you find that social media helped to promote your recent exhibition in New York?
- What are the benefits as photographer of attending social media events?
- How important is socializing with other photographers to you as an individual?
We also have recorded this interview as it is part of our project. The link will be up very soon.
So if anyone has any questions or other request please comment below…….
Social media around Manchester has some parts of it going on…
At restaurants you can see a lot of social media icons being used such as Follow us on Twitter or Like a Facebook page. The two social platforms are more popular than any other social platforms, which means this is the only way internationals can contacts it by. I have only seen few QR codes used within a University advertisement and magazines (couldn’t get a hang of any pictures but I do actually remember seeing them in these certain places! sorry)
By sharing information like this through social websites also explains what kind of culture around the Manchester area has from what others see about the Manchester area from other cities.
I have seen a lot of people use Check-in and also other sorts of Social platforms like ‘Foursquare’ (which I personally use my self) which is more like a feedback of the places you been to or you have checked in at so other users can see how much it is rated out of whatever and what the place is all about. This app on phones can help a person learn about the place, town, country or whatever.
This would improve and would also increase a number of buyers and traffic from all over the world.
Social Media has many advantages in the photography industry around Manchester.
There are many people out in the manchester region who love photography. These photographers show their work through a social platform such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Flickr, name it, they all show their work through these websites. The purpose for this is to connect with potential clients who would love to get professional photos taken for their special day such as, Weddings, Birthdays, or any other private to business events.
I have seen many clubs that also use Facebook to share photos with their clients from the previous nights partying as it is easier to share than getting everyone contact and sending them privately; this option would be the easiest route of all to collect pictures that are at the interest of clients.
For those who are making there way up to becoming a proffesional or just for interest uses, there are mobile apps used for mobile users, which can be taken from anywhere edited and uploaded to a social platform, to show your peice of art work.
Manchester is a creative, energetic and cosmopolitan city noted for its music scene, media links and industrial past.Manchester has many social media scenes, which has the famous Media City UK, that includes channels of Cbeebies and BBC channels as well as ITV. This place is worth visiting. Also the very famous ‘East is East’ film is made in Salford, Manchester, which has captured every ones heart as it is a very funny.
There are many locations around Manchester that has many social events happening which is based in anything and that is everywhere.
Photographers, car show room, fashion show, wedding exhibitions, and many other social events, they all involve some sort of media to help people get together and attend these shows. The only way it goes out to everyone is by of course sending them by social media, which can include, Facebook, Twitter to advertise their organisations!
As this is part of a project, I will be attended few events to get some work started with social media scenarios within the Manchester area. Manchester is really known for its social events, as it always has connections with all types of people and culture from all over the world, as it is multicultural so it would be exciting to see many of other events which I have not really seen!
I’m quite looking forward to this so…… Yay
Well I will be telling you about making my own Mango Mojito which I made at home recently just for fun as a friend came over. I thought if I start from scratch I could start building my skills now and make my way up to make it professionally and I will know how to make it in the future properly if I have not made it properly first time, they say ‘practise makes perfect’.
What I used in the drink was
- 2 pieces of lime cut into four pieces
- Fresh Mint
- Rubicon Mango (depend on servings)
You may also use to add more flavouring to mango
- Fresh Mangoes (depend on servings) (optional)
- Mango Syrup (optional)
- Crushed Ice
Firstly I crushed and cut mint, and put them into the glass. I then added half glass of Sprite and then added half glass of Mango juice to give a mango zesty taste. I then used to pieces of lime and squeezed the juice of lime into the glass for flavour and then I threw the lime into the lime into glass for the taste to stay, I then added more mint on top and left it in the fridge to give it that kick of flavour to mix. This method is only used per glass.
Hope this simple recipe comes in use for your parties and what so ever, please do comment and rate
I am not exactly sure where this is part of the digital Identity but I will be going ahead with this blog
I have just went through the University Website and realised that my picture with a colleague has been put up on the website!
It was quite shocking to see my picture up there, as when ever I look at the picture makes me feel like I am a devoted Student at University of Salford ….( sounds very geeky of me but I like my education)
Here is a link to the website Click here as the image is part of an article.
Please do comment!
Well this post is on behalf of my father…
I have decided to promote my fathers new mosque. This mosque is based in my village to help those who are not educated enough or for those who actually want to learn more and for those who don’t have local access to organisations such as mosque as it may not be the near their homes. It is also a school at the same time. It is just being built, I will put up more information as soon as I can find out more about this project.
Below is the link of the video, and other information which are useful.
It isn’t a very good quality as it was taken by someone over there on their phones.
We finally have managed to video project for the BBC Archive. It is only a rough copy because of the time we had, but it is still viewable at the same time.
We did have few problem as mentioned before as the concept of the project was not clear to some of the members of the group, but still managed to create before the completion date.
But what have I learnt from this group project?
Fortunately, I have managed to actually meet the Graduate Skills provided by the tutors. These skills included:
- Creativy – I had come up with an idea, of football with religion as that was something that no one has ever actually talked about on any type of media.
- Media Literacy- The project did actually make sense and it was quite creative as I mixed the two subjects together to make one big project. The project had made common sense as I asked alot of people if they could understand what the video they thought my project will be about.
- Thinking skills comes in you what ever you do, or where ever you go, I did some research and it had the capability to mix with variety of subjects, so it was a good idea. It also made me think that it can be a start of something new. I judged this as a positive thing, and I could see that this was going to get somewhere.
- Communication was definately involved ( I do like to express my thinking and communicating in many ways) so I can never miss out on this and I love to get my message across, by verbally and digitally aswell as written.
- Team work was definately involved, as without the group not alot of work would have been done on time and since I did have other problem with a group member I had managed to solve the problem so everyone can be happy.
I can say I have put some effort in to the team. As a team, we did struggle a bit, due to the fact that was personality that would not get along well, but we did managed to complete it on time. I could say we could have done better but as a group we contributed enough.
Here is our team work video below:
Please do comment and tell me what you thought of the video. Also please do share
Well what can I say…..since this project involves a group work, I will be writing a blog based on my opinion of how the BBC project is coming along as it is coming near to the end of the project…
We had a new member in the group, thankfully the topic hasn’t changed as we have all stuck to the football/religion culture and it is coming along together well (well the editing of the video part!). Also we had to explain the topic to the new member of what we are doing and the idea he has its completely different to what we are hoping to achieve.
Problems we have dealt with is the timing also since this project has been done just within a timing of a week difficult to get all this done on time as we also have other places to be at the same time, as some members have been falling ill, and have work and meetings to go to.
As a group we all have done pretty well and have anticipated well, like a lot of though have gone into this, we have communicated through facebook, as well as sending out a Google document to the group members. We have really skilled people also in our group, which would make the project really good though we do not get enough time to do this because of the limited access to the rooms and also because the software we are using are limited on computers too.
On the other hand, I am still looking forward to the outcome of this project