How I increased my social media interactions by 1000%

In the last three days my rate of social media interaction on Twitter has risen from 5-15 interactions per day to over 100 per day. How did I do this? 

 It's Simple:

I was not just writing about the events, I showed them beautifully composed photos of what was happening. Not cell phone photos, but photos from my SLR directly. 

How is that different from what I normally do? Normally I post the cell phone photos from events immediately, the good photos from my SLR camera a few days later, after editing and uploading them. But I've changed.

I can now post photos directly from my professional camera while I'm at the event. No more shitty cell phone photos. My number of favourites, retweets and replies has risen to levels I've never experienced before. I can do this for your Instagram, Twitter or Facebook accounts. 

The difference is illustrated here: These two photos were shot in pretty much the same lighting conditions.
The first one with my friend Teghan on a cell phone, and Grace with my SLR.
The second one is the identical scene shot with both cameras at the same time. 

I keep reading about how the cell phone camera is killing the need for an SLR. Perhaps in perfect conditions it seems to perform as well, but take a cell phone into a dark room with people milling about, the verdict becomes rather clear on which camera wins. And it's not the social media manager with their iPhone 5s enthusiastically tweeting grainy photos of the event unfolding. 

Do you want the best real-time coverage of your event available?
 Let me know. Use my [CONTACT] page to hire me for your event. 

Also, Follow me on Twitter. You'll love me. ;-)

Drew Malinowski: Dance


I picked East Village for it’s clean lines and sleek looking architecture.  A neighbourhood under heavy redevelopment, it’s really is shaping up to be one of the more chic looking places in calgary. It was but a few years ago when the area looked like it’s last building had been built in the early 80s.

This photoshoot was a collaboration of Drew Malinowski and Dave Latos. We set up lights around the EV discovery center and the river walk just nearby. Drew danced and Jumped several hundred times, keeping herself warm in the chilly october evening.

House-boating on lake Koocanusa

My friend and DJ Brando invited me onto this house-boating trip organized by Bust Loose as a photographer. It was my second vacation in my life by a narrow margin. I was at Shambhala the previous week [photos of that coming later] , I then went camping by myself for three days on the shores of Lake Koocanusa, then house-boating on the same lake. 
It was a fabulous party from what I experienced. There were all sorts of funny shenanigans, 10 boats and 150 people that can apparently party very hard. I got little sleep. [as if I had enough, having just come from Shambhala]
Some days I wonder if it could get better, I get paid to travel and have fun. It makes me think back at the days when I had a boss, co-workers and a stable income with not a tinge of regret. Starting my own photography company has been a hard and penny-pinching few months. But worth every moment. And it's getting better.