Sober Photography (or Art) Project: Assignment #27

Time for a new sober photography project! to participate, you can be a photographer, or a painter or a artist of some kind … 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 #27 … Store Windows

Take a picture of a store window, any store selling anything. 

  • DEADLINE: Wednesday, June 28th @ 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.

THIS IS NOT A CONTEST. This is a fun thing. Just take a photo. Just have fun.

Here’s an example of a store window photo to get you started.

 

christmas store window, melbourne

OMM photo essay with sound – grocery store

OMM photo essay with sound

auchan grocery store, tuesday june 6th at about 4:00 pm.

if you’d like a sober pause, something to help change the channel, i invite you to listen/watch. you can come with me for a few minutes. it’s like meditation, but with pictures.

 

listen here:

 


 

photos here:


“regular grocery store, not the market …”

 

 


“and we come around [the corner] and we see some vegetables”

 

 


“all we get in the grocery store is 3 or 4 varieties of potatoes”

 

 


“i don’t make a fancy white sauce, i just use creme fraiche…”

 

 


“lots and lots of prepared food”

 

 


“mango chutney? no luck, but there is sauce a la mangue…” [haha ethnic delights, i just noticed that]

 

 


“eggs are stored at room temperature because they are not ________”

 

 

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if you’re signed up for the free daily one minute messages (OMMs), then you’ll get a copy of this audio automatically. it’ll be omm229.

sober treats thanks to the Tiny Gift Button.

 

 

OMM photo essay with sound – marché d’aligre

OMM photo essay with sound

marché d’aligre, paris, sunday june 4th at about 10:30 am.

if you’d like a sober pause, something to help change the channel, i invite you to listen/watch. you can come with me for a few minutes. it’s like meditation, but with pictures.

 

listen here:

 


 

photos here:

 


“what i cannot adequately convey to you is the smell of roast chicken …”

 

 


“what are the name of these flowers, are they peonies (pivoine)?”

 

 


“and i’m thinking: toasted tomato sandwich for lunch” (1,70 for 3 tomatoes)

 

 


“this guy’s ordering half a watermelon”

 

 


“there’s a lot of romanticism about this kind of market, that it’s all fresh from somebody’s farm”

 

 


i see a sober pineapple in here (on the right). but they were too big (strangely shaped), and were 4€ each which is more than usual.

bonne dimanche (happy sunday)

 

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if you’re signed up for the free daily one minute messages (OMMs), then you’ll get a copy of this audio automatically. it’ll be omm228.

sober treats thanks to the Tiny Gift Button.

 

 

OMM photo essay with sound – gare de lyon

photo essay with sound

gare de lyon, train station in paris, friday june 2nd at about 7 pm.

 

 

listen here:

 


 

photos here:

busy for a friday night

 

 

“people trying to hand out gifts and flyers”

 

 

“there’s a seating area where there are lamps, which creates a nice cafe-atmosphere”

 

 

“there’s a guy drinking out of a can of beer, just standing there, sort of looks like it’s normal [for him]”

 

 

“and i’m outside, and it’s stopped raining, and there’s a little bit of blue sky …”

 

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if you’re signed up for the free daily one minute messages (OMMs), then you’ll get a copy of this audio automatically. it’ll be omm227.

 

 

Photos: Book Cover

Photo Assignment: Book Cover

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

Thanks to everyone who sent in pictures. I’ll be doing another book cover challenge in May/June so you can start emailing your new photos now!

Three random winners of art/magnet/chocolate. They are #6 The Evangelist, #8 SDBKatz, and #17 Mountain Girl.  If you’re a winner, you can send me your mailing addresses so that I can send you your treats.

 

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.