Sunday, June 13, 2010

2010 Summer Art Festival - Booth Preview

(Kona Sea Turtle (C) Tiner )


This summer, I will be exhibit in a ten week art festival, in Laguna Beach, CA. The show opens on June 25 and runs through August 29, 2010.

Before the show commences, I had to construct a booth to exhibit my work. In order to maximize my space and challenge the traditional methods to display a photograph, I enlarged one of my photographs to 90-square-feet and attached it to the floor.

Throughout the show, attendees will be able to walk on top of the photograph and experience a unique aesthetic perspective. As the Deep Horizon oil spill continually pollutes the Gulf of Mexico, I hope to remind visitors about the importance and fragility of nature.




Below are pictures of my space before and during construction.


(Before)


(After)




Saturday, June 12, 2010

Self-portrait





Mark Tiner Memorial LBHS Scholarship

(2010 Mark Tiner Memorial Scholarship Recipients
@ Laguna Beach High School)

Last night, I presented two $1,000 Mark Tiner Memorial Scholarships to graduating seniors from Laguna Beach High School. The scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate good character and pursue higher education. The funds are made available by community donations.

It feels rewarding to continue my brother's memory and recognize students for their achievements.


Unusual Sun

(Laguna (C) Tiner)



Friday, June 4, 2010

Google Places

Want to make your business stand out online?

Google Places allows website managers and business owners to add unique functionality to a Google Maps' listing. For example, a business owner can create a unique QR code to feature in their store window. Window browsers can scan the QR code with their smart phone and receive information about the business.




Additionally, a website manager can add a "tag" to their Google Maps' listing. A Google Maps' tag can include a coupon promotion, link to a company website, or announcement about a new product or service. Adding a tag to a Google Maps' listing costs approximately $1.00 per day, which comparatively is inexpensive given the reach of global audience and diverse devices that can view the content.

The example below illustrates the different listings that appear for "auto glass" near Houston, TX, one of four U.S. cities currently testing Google Maps' tags. There are currently three tags that appear more prominently compared to the other online listings. These tags help to capture a viewers limited attention and focuses attention on the company's promoted discount or service.



Although Google Tags is currently only available in four cities, the innovative functionality will allow companies to make their listings appear more prominent in the future.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: June 2010

(Three Arch Bay (C) Tiner)



2010 Tiner Scholarship Presentation



Last week, I presented the 2010 Mark P. Tiner Memorial $1,000 Scholarship to a graduating senior at Brea Olinda High School. It feels rewarding to continue my brother's memorial and help graduating high school students pursue higher education.