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iPhone Friday – We Day

What is We Day? We Day is a day that brings youth together to inspire and motivate them to make a difference in the world. Free the Children’s We Day is all about youth taking a leadership role in bringing about local and global change. We Day is taking place in 9 Canadian cities over the next 2 months and the first ever We Day in the U.S. is going to take place in Seattle next year.

We Day took place in Toronto last Friday at the Air Canada Centre and I was fortunate enough to be able to participate as a volunteer. The speakers and performers that graced the stage that day included Nelly Furtado, Martin Sheen, Al Gore, Hedley and Jennifer Hudson among others. It was a thrill to see such great performers and to listen to such dynamic speakers but truly the excitement of the 20,000+ middle and high school aged kids that were in the audience topped all of that.

Cirque Du Soleil

Jennifer Hudson

Al Gore

RBC’s Arbie

Using an iPhone in a dark venue always guarantees an image with lots of noise. I ran some of these images through Topaz DeNoise and it did a great job in reducing the noise. Topaz Labs is offering a 30% Discount on Topaz DeNoise until October 12th. Just enter coupon code “NoiseFree” during checkout.


iPhone Friday – TIFF

For all you photographers visiting today….no I’m not going to be discussing the types of files you should be using. TIFF stands for Toronto International Film Festival. Every year, in early September, the stars descend on Toronto to promote their films and schmooze with industry insiders over a period of 10 days. The festival was founded in 1976 but has grown exponentially over the years and in 2007 Time magazine “noted that the festival had grown from its place as the most influential fall film festival to the most influential film festival, period.”

The movie that opened the festival this year was Loopers starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt. My husband and I were fortunate enough to be invited to the Gala party after the screening of the film, which took place at the Air Canada Centre.

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The paparazzi wait…

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Anyone wanna dance?

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The VIP party took place on the upper level. This is the view below.

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Sushi Anyone?

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The Bar

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The Peanut Butter & Jelly fountain…and it was delicious.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Me 🙂