Category Archives: Sober Girls’ Photography Project

Photos: Christmas / Holiday / Seasons Changing

Assignment #26: Christmas, Holidays, Seasons Changing

Thanks to everyone who sent me photos and art projects.

This photo project is closed to new submissions.

Sober Photography (or Art) Project: Assignment #26

Time for a new sober photography project! to participate, you can be a photographer, or a painter or a drawer… Time to dust off the camera, and get ready to photograph, draw or paint something lovely…

If you’re new to the blog, you can learn more about the idea of having a sober hobby here. See the results from previous projects here.

This is open for anybody, you don’t have to be a fancy ass photographer. No inner critic allowed. Are you ready?

Assignment #26 … Christmas (Holiday season)

Take a picture of something Christmasy. If you don’t celebrate, then you can find something else seasonal. 

  • DEADLINE: Saturday, December 17th @ 12 noon Eastern. Yes, a short deadline. The longer the deadline, the more likely we are to procrastinate, oui?
  • The format is open: for photos, you can use your camera phone or a nice camera. For drawings, paintings, just take a picture (or scan) and email to me.
  • The project must be original, and produced AFTER the assignment is received (like, no going through past pictures taken, it has to be new).
  • If you suck at photo adjustments or cropping, send it anyway with a note that you’d like me to adjust.
  • Send as LARGE a file size as you can manage (up to 12MB per image).  Don’t reduce for size.  the bigger the better.
  • Um, you have to be sober …
  • One entry per person per assignment (think of the size of my inbox!)

NOTE: Find something and take a picture. It’ll turn out better than you think it will. This is a fun project, you remember fun right? I learned all about fun by doing this with Christina.

Here’s an example of a Christmas photo to get you started. I took this one last week in Melbourne.

 

 

Photos: Book Cover

Assignment #25: Book Cover

The goal for this assignment was to take a photo of the cover of the new book, in any creative way you like.

Thanks to everyone who sent in pictures. I’ll be doing another book cover challenge in September, so get your photos ready.

Three random winners of art/chocolate/chocolate. They are #3, #40, and #13. So could Colorado Kate, Staying Alive and Jana Hope send me your mailing addresses so that I can send you treats?

 

Sober Photography (or Art) Project: Assignment #25

Announcing a Book Cover Contest.
There will be PRIZES (art + chocolate + chocolate) for three random winners.

TO ENTER:
Send me a photo of my book. put it somewhere in your house and take a picture. or go outside. make a shrine. arrange with flowers. (if you got the audio or e-versions, then you have to be more creative with your photo, like you can take a picture of your e-reader!)

This is NOT a contest of artistic beauty; winners will be chosen randomly. I really do have cool gifts to send out. photos of gifts in next email.

Deadline July 1, 2016 (which is my 4 year soberversary).

  • The format is open: for photos, you can use your camera phone or a nice camera. or you can DRAW something, and then take a picture (or scan) and email to me.
  • Send as LARGE a file size as you can manage (up to 12MB per image).  Don’t reduce for size.  the bigger the better.
  • Um, you have to be sober …
  • One entry per person per assignment (think of the size of my inbox!)

 

Photos: Yellow

Assignment #24: Yellow

The goal for this assignment was to take a photo of anything in your world that is yellow.

Thanks to everyone who sent in pictures, this post is now closed to new submissions.

 

 

 

 This post is now closed to new submissions.

 

 

Sober Photography (or Art) Project: Assignment #24

OK, it’s been over a year since i’ve done a sober photography project! to participate, you can be a photographer, or a painter or a drawer… Time to dust off the camera, and get ready to photograph, draw or paint something lovely…

If you’re new to the blog, you can learn more about the idea of having a sober hobby here. See the results from previous projects here.

This is open for anybody, you don’t have to be a fancy ass photographer. No inner critic allowed. Are you ready?

Assignment #24 … Yellow

Take a picture of something bright yellow. There is yellow all around you but you don’t notice. 

  • DEADLINE: Saturday, May 7th @ 12 noon Eastern. Yes, a short deadline. The longer the deadline, the more likely we are to procrastinate, oui?
  • The format is open: for photos, you can use your camera phone or a nice camera. For drawings, paintings, just take a picture (or scan) and email to me.
  • The project must be original, and produced AFTER the assignment is received (like, no going through past pictures taken, it has to be new).
  • If you suck at photo adjustments or cropping, send it anyway with a note that you’d like me to adjust.
  • Send as LARGE a file size as you can manage (up to 12MB per image).  Don’t reduce for size.  the bigger the better.
  • Um, you have to be sober …
  • One entry per person per assignment (think of the size of my inbox!)

NOTE: Find something and take a picture. It’ll turn out better than you think it will. This is a fun project, you remember fun right? I learned all about fun by doing this with Christina.

Here’s an example of a yellow photo to get you started. I took this one on my run last week.

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Photos: Bridges

Assignment #23: Bridges

The goal for this assignment was to take a photo of a bridge, however you interpret that 🙂

Thanks to everyone who sent in pictures, this post is now closed to new submissions.

 

 

 

 This post is now closed to new submissions.

 

 

Sober Photography (or Art) Project: Assignment #23

Time for a new photography project! You can be a photographer, or a painter or a drawer… So time to dust off the camera, and get ready to photograph, draw or paint something lovely…

If you’re new to the blog, you can learn more about the idea of having a sober hobby here. See the results from previous projects here.

This is open for anybody, you don’t have to be a fancy ass photographer. No inner critic allowed. Are you ready?

Assignment #23 … Bridge

Take a picture of a bridge. It can be big or small. For cars or for pedestrians. It can be homemade…

  • DEADLINE: Thursday, April 2nd @ 12 noon Eastern. Yes, a short deadline. The longer the deadline, the more likely we are to procrastinate, oui?
  • The format is open: for photos, you can use your camera phone or a nice camera. For drawings, paintings, just take a picture (or scan) and email to me.
  • The project must be original, and produced AFTER the assignment is received (like, no going through past pictures taken, it has to be new).
  • If you suck at photo adjustments or cropping, send it anyway with a note that you’d like me to adjust.
  • Send as LARGE a file size as you can manage (up to 12MB per image).  Don’t reduce for size.  the bigger the better.
  • Um, you have to be sober …
  • One entry per person per assignment (think of the size of my inbox!)

NOTE: Find something and take a picture. It’ll turn out better than you think it will. This is a fun project, you remember fun right? I learned all about fun by doing this with Christina.

Here’s an example of a bridge photo to get you started, this one taken in Amsterdam.

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Photos: Sky Blue

Assignment #22: Sky Blue

The goal for this assignment was to take had some Sky Blue in it…

Thanks to everyone who sent in pictures, this post is now closed to new submissions.

 

 

 

 This post is now closed to new submissions.

 

 

Sober Photography (or Art) Project: Assignment #22

Time for a new photography project! You can be a photographer, or a painter or a drawer… So time to dust off the camera, and get ready to photograph, draw or paint something lovely…

If you’re new to the blog, you can learn more about the idea of having a sober hobby here. See the results from previous projects here.

This is open for anybody, you don’t have to be a fancy ass photographer. No inner critic allowed. Are you ready?

Assignment #22 … Sky Blue

Take 2 or 3 pictures of things that you see in your daily life that are sky blue.

You might think you don’t see very much sky blue on a given day. But with open eyes, you’ll find lots. Only once you start to look will you realize it’s everywhere … on your way to work, on public transit, in a store window, on the book shelf. I’ll take your images and put them into one frame. Send all of your (1 or 2 or 3) images at once, attached to one email.

Example of Sky Blue (http://www.colorcombos.com/colors/336699)

  • DEADLINE: Saturday, February 21 @ 12 noon Eastern. Yes, a short deadline. The longer the deadline, the more likely we are to procrastinate, oui?
  • The format is open: for photos, you can use your camera phone or a nice camera. For drawings, paintings, just take a picture (or scan) and email to me.
  • The project must be original, and produced AFTER the assignment is received (like, no going through past pictures taken, it has to be new).
  • If you suck at photo adjustments or cropping, send it anyway with a note that you’d like me to adjust.
  • Send as LARGE a file size as you can manage (up to 12MB per image).  Don’t reduce for size.  the bigger the better.
  • Um, you have to be sober …
  • One entry per person per assignment (think of the size of my inbox!)

NOTE: Find something and take a picture. It’ll turn out better than you think it will. This is a fun project, you remember fun right? I learned all about fun by doing this with Christina.

Here’s a sample sky blue picture from our recent trip to Portugal to get you going. Of course, you don’t have to take a picture of the SKY. you can find sky blue in clothes, buildings, signs, books …

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