Social Media Week Toronto 2012

If you attended the events at Social Media Week Toronto 2012 — or SMWTO for short — you may have seen me around. I was one of the guys with the fancy-looking cameras taking pictures of everything. And I mean everything. I was one of the SMWTO volunteer photographers! We were tasked with getting shots that really capture the essence of what goes down at SMWTO, whether it was a presentation in a boardroom or a pick-up game on the home court of the Toronto Raptors in the Air Canada Centre. (Yeah, that’s right — I said it.)

It was the second annual SMWTO, and while I wasn’t in on the action last year, my friend Reggy Sy reached out for friends to help make SMWTO 2012 a success — which led to me signing on as a volunteer photographer in the first place! It was a fun week — I got to test my gear in various settings and scenarios, which was great practice for The Big Trip in a month! It was also a long and challenging week, juggling my job and making sure I hit the events on time, but you can judge the results for yourself (these collections earned about 4,500 collected views the day I posted them, so hopefully that’s a sign that I’m doing something right!):

For me, social media-related events are always interesting. As someone who doesn’t work and hasn’t studied in the PR/advertising/marketing industry, I’m always learning something new that I can take into my personal life and the things that I do as hobbies.

So while I’m happy that the hectic week I had is over, I’m looking forward to the rest of 2012 and the opportunities that may pop up for the things I do when I’m not trying to earn a living!

–case p.

Author: Casey E. Palmer

Calling the Great White North his home, Casey‘s spent the last few decades in pursuit of creating killer content. From novels as a kid, comics as a teen, to blogs and photos once he could grow a beard, he’ll use whatever’s around him to create amazing stuff. When he’s not creating, he’s parenting, exploring and trying to make life as awesome as possible for everyone around him. Because a boring life’s not a life worth living!

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