The professional story:

Senior content manager at Lynda.com / LinkedIn Learning. I help make our video courses.

 

Past lives:

Mac and technology writer; conference developer; author, The Macintosh iLife series of books and DVDs

Senior Contributor, Macworld magazine

Syndicated technology columnist, Los Angeles Times

Conference Chair, Web Design World

 

The real story:

Obsessed photographer, amateur musician, lover of family, words, dogs, beaches, music, science, travel, food, drink, people, fun.

 

Photos that have made Explore (touched by an algorithm!).

 

See also:

www.instagram.com/jimheid

www.facebook.com/jimheid

www.twitter.com/jimheid

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  • JoinedMay 2004
  • OccupationEducator, content manager, writer, conference producer
  • HometownPittsburgh, PA
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Jim is a prince. And by that I do not mean that he is uppity, entitled or inbred -- or that he wears purple brocade and ruffles. What I mean is that he is kind, thoughtful, generous and funny... And, without attempting to play one-upsies with *cate*, he is one of my favorite people in the universe. Oh yeah, and every n… Read more

Jim is a prince. And by that I do not mean that he is uppity, entitled or inbred -- or that he wears purple brocade and ruffles. What I mean is that he is kind, thoughtful, generous and funny... And, without attempting to play one-upsies with *cate*, he is one of my favorite people in the universe. Oh yeah, and every now and then he takes a pretty nice photograph too.

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January 30, 2009
Jody says:

Years ago when i was missing my Mendocino I found one of Jim's sites that had Videos of my old home.. I have been a fan ever since.. and so glad I have met up with him again here at Flickr.. Jodel

February 27, 2008
* cate * says:

a beautiful storyteller, a visual poet, a wonderful friend. one of my favorite people on the planet.

July 3, 2007

Ok, I admit it. Jim is one of the main reasons I became active on Flickr. I've had an account for at least a year, but never really got active until just recently. I must say, watching Jim's photos of Sophie and the fabulous Mendicino coastline pushed me off of the couch and into the Flickr-verse. Jim is a great photog… Read more

Ok, I admit it. Jim is one of the main reasons I became active on Flickr. I've had an account for at least a year, but never really got active until just recently. I must say, watching Jim's photos of Sophie and the fabulous Mendicino coastline pushed me off of the couch and into the Flickr-verse. Jim is a great photographer, author, and friend. I heard a rumor that he's got musical chops too, but I can't confirm it.

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October 2, 2006

I've hesitated to write this testimonial to Jim Heid as I know him to be unpretentious about his talents. I've known of Jim for quite some time through his Macintosh ILife books and his site, the Mac ILife Hub (they opened up a whole new digital life for me). This by the way, is how I learned about Flickr. I starte… Read more

I've hesitated to write this testimonial to Jim Heid as I know him to be unpretentious about his talents. I've known of Jim for quite some time through his Macintosh ILife books and his site, the Mac ILife Hub (they opened up a whole new digital life for me). This by the way, is how I learned about Flickr. I started posting a few photos more for my family than anything else and I, of course, followed the life and antics of Miss Sophie his silver standard poodle. I left a few "shy" comments. then I received a message saying Jim Heid had put me down as a contact, I was flabbergasted but I've never looked back since. Jim is a wonderful, talented photographer, tender, sincere. His photos of Sophie endearing, the world around him, Mendocino and the coast, beautiful. He is also a very faithful Flickr friend. Although we have never met and live on different continents, I consider Jim to be a friend

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October 9, 2006
Karen says:

From the start, Jim helped me and the Boyz feel welcome here at Flickr. It was really the canine connection between his beautiful silver standard poodle Sophie and my Mercury. It was here on Flickr that we found the poodles were related. It was Jim's wonderful images of Sophie that drew me to his photostream, and th… Read more

From the start, Jim helped me and the Boyz feel welcome here at Flickr. It was really the canine connection between his beautiful silver standard poodle Sophie and my Mercury. It was here on Flickr that we found the poodles were related. It was Jim's wonderful images of Sophie that drew me to his photostream, and there I found a collection of lovely beaches and rich country scenes. His images are like tiny morsels of peace for the soul, and just around the corner you’ll find a bit of paradise.

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November 21, 2005