AAJA-LA Mobile Journalism Workshop

Oh, what a memorable night. So glad that Maya Sugarman and AAJA were able to document it with their phones. Attendees learned the best tricks on taking fab photos, and enjoyed snacks by Spitz. Meanwhile, Kenu generously donated mobile tripods for the events. 

Here are some photos below.

For folks who are curious, you can learn more about the event and download Maya's presentations here: https://www.mayasugarman.com/teach/2017/6/29/aaja-la-mobile-photo-workshop. Let's do it again soon! :)

Apps to download

Here are some of the apps we discussed at the end of the workshop. Keep using #aajalaphoto to share your experiments!

Snapseed (Free, iPhone and Android): simple, user-friendly photo editing app.

Filterstorm ($3.99, iPhone and iPad only): more advanced photo editing app, supports adjustment layers.

Photoshop Mix (Free, iPhone and Android): more advanced photo editing app.

Afterlight ($0.99, iPhone and Android): has more subtle filters than Instagram's.

Image Blender ($3.99, iPhone only): make double exposures!

Layout from Instagram (Free, iPhone and Android): make photo collages!

5SecondsApp (Free, iPhone and Android): make GIFs from videos in your photo library!

AAPI Wonder Women: A Talk On Diversity


The night was young. Already over 70 RSVPs, we laid out the chairs and got ready for registration. Would we have enough space we wonder? Would everyone come on time?

Surely they would, since the amazing Christine Chen, Lena Khan, and Keiko Agena are speaking. The crowd must also be excited for Rebecca Sun, whose time with the Hollywood Reporter has already initiated a solid conversation about Asian American Pacific Islanders in Entertainment.

Soon enough, we had a packed house awaiting these Wonder Women to spill some wisdom. Throughout the night, the panelists did not disappoint. They encouraged folks to keep their head up and take on those challenges, while sharing personal stories of their own. We were so lucky to have them here!

It was an honor to host. Also, shoutout to Spitz and Cafe Dulce for providing snacks for the night, and Wolf & Crane for hosting the afterparty. We had a fabulous time!

Check out the photos below by Kollaboration LA staffmembers.

Photo Recap of Francisco Palomares' Art Show

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Francisco Palomares art show. We had a blast meeting y'all and checking out the paintings together!

Food was generously provided by the Nopalero Brand. We will never forget the delicious tempeh chorizo! LoCo CoCo the Clown struck a pose next to his portrait, while the chill musicians set the mood for the night with their ukuleles, drums and voices.

The night was filled with fun company, relaxing acoustics, tasty food from Boyle Heights and even face painting. Talk about a good time!

Check out some of the photos below.

Photos Taken by Phoenix Tso.

Join Us at the Open House/Free Coworking Day

You're invited this Friday (4/28) to our open house/FREE coworking day.

We'll have tech recruiters, freelancers, writers, lawyers, real estate agents and cool folks from various industries joining us. Socialize, get work done and just enjoy the day in this quaint neighborhood.

Enjoy the day working at Opodz from 9:00am-5:00pm. Then come to the art show starting at 6:30pm!

*High Speed WiFi
*Kitchen Space
*Conference Room, based on schedule
*Free Coffee, Tea and Snacks
*Free Printing
*Discounts at Community Partnered Stores
*Awesome Community

Free food, music and art, courtesy of the Nopalero Brand and Francisco Palomares.

On-site Parking is operated by Joe's Auto Parks, $10/all day, $5/after 5pm. We also recommend the lots on 3rd/Central or on Judge John Aiso, which is a few blocks away. Street parking is available. 

Opodz is closest to the Metro Gold Line - Little Tokyo stop. We are also accessible through the Metro Red/Purple Line - Civic Center, and have a bike room to store your bicycle.