The professional story:
Senior content manager at Lynda.com / LinkedIn Learning. I help make our video courses.
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!).
- Down's Syndrome 3,307 photos, 397 members
- Down Syndrome in the Family 1,681 photos, 186 members
- Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives 15,806 photos, 1,437 members
- 'RoidWeek 2018 1,468 photos, 346 members
- Roll Film Week 727 photos, 152 members
- Polaroid Pittsburgh 102 photos, 9 members
- Photograph[in] 701 photos, 140 members
- 'RoidWeek 2016 4,273 photos, 1,221 members
- Orthodox Church Architecture 213,578 photos, 5,057 members
- Pennsylvania 131,352 photos, 2,416 members
- FUJI GFX • X-T3-T2-T1 • X-Pro2-Pro1 富士フイルム 143,656 photos, 3,859 members
- Fuji X Family 332,064 photos, 6,869 members
- The Colours of: Autumn 526,974 photos, 20,704 members
- Autumn / Fall Colors and Themes 142,546 photos, 9,768 members
- New York City Landmarks & Icons 120,197 photos, 8,835 members
- New York Photography 491,727 photos, 23,533 members
- New York City, NY 54,639 photos, 2,511 members
- I ♡ New York 18,552 photos, 2,500 members
- 'RoidWeek 2015 3,481 photos, 695 members
- Pittsburgh @ Night 2,863 photos, 467 members
- Pittsburgh And The Region 34,484 photos, 1,461 members
- Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania 181 photos, 13 members
- Autumn Polaroid Week 2014 1,642 photos, 399 members
- Squirrel Photography 51,994 photos, 7,108 members
- Low Level Aerial Photography 26,951 photos, 850 members
- Multi Rotor Aerial Photography 1,257 photos, 132 members
- Now and Then: People Places & Things 2,577 photos, 170 members
- Long Exposures 685,330 photos, 45,576 members
- Lightning 45,480 photos, 16,565 members
- Coit Tower 1,669 photos, 137 members
- 'RoidWeek 2012 3,046 photos, 1,023 members
- Amazing iPhoneography 423,758 photos, 17,176 members
- Through the Lens of an iPhone 55,909 photos, 7,321 members
- Gum Bichromate 2,399 photos, 476 members
- cyanotype 3,026 photos, 837 members
- Lost Ballparks 1,681 photos, 195 members
- BelieveInFilm.com 82,566 photos, 1,301 members
- Mamiya Polaroids 2,093 photos, 735 members
- PINHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY MEDIUM FORMAT 27,812 photos, 1,766 members
- Pinhole Photography 83,201 photos, 19,676 members
- The Moon [*current* photos only] 40,285 photos, 9,601 members
- Famous photographers 549 photos, 113 members
- Apple 52,382 photos, 12,377 members
- People Pictures: 30 Exercises for Creating Authentic Photographs 1,603 photos, 362 members
- alternative processes printing (read rules please) 16,135 photos, 3,542 members
- An Event Apart Boston 2011 612 photos, 29 members
- Standard Poodle FUN 3,031 photos, 134 members
- Impossible Project PX680 film 7,375 photos, 731 members
- Santa Barbara and Central Coast CA 27,204 photos, 1,207 members
- Christmas Advent Calendar 2010 20 photos, 58 members
Cynthia E. Wood says:
"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."
January 29th, 2009
"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 26th, 2008
* cate * says:
"a beautiful storyteller, a visual poet, a wonderful friend.
one of my favorite people on the planet."
July 2nd, 2007
Frederick Van Johnson says:
"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."
October 2nd, 2006
La Route says:
"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"
October 8th, 2006
The Pack 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 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."
November 20th, 2005
- Jim Heid
- May 2004
- Pittsburgh, PA
- Educator, content manager, writer, conference producer
- Jim Heid's Mac iLife Site