11.07.08 by Jeff

Project #2 – Instructions!

Here we go again! Booooooom! Project #2! Draw with Light! There is a submission form at the end of this post. I will gather up submissions and create a gallery of your submitted work. Be sure to include your name, email, and website so other visitors can see who made what!

For this project you’ll need a flashlight or some other portable light source (cellphones work!) and a camera that has a manual shutter (the shutter needs to be able to open for at least a few seconds). Any SLR would be perfect and many point-&-shoot cameras have this ability.

Put the camera on a tripod or find a table or something you can sit the camera on. If you have a fully manual camera set your shutter to the “Bulb” setting (this way you can hold the shutter open as long as your finger is on the button) or set it to stay open as long as possible. If your camera has flash settings set the flash to “rear” so it will flash at the end of the exposure rather than the beginning and this way you can pose in the photo after you’ve drawn something! Otherwise, go without a flash and only your light drawing will show up in the photo.

Experiment with f-stops – I think I was around F4 for a 30 second exposure. Have a friend hit the button (and hold it down if you’re on “bulb”) and draw with your flashlight. It’s really just trial and error – you’ll learn things quickly like if you write words you gotta write them out backwards (you’ll see). Feel free to email me if you’re having problems and I’ll try to give you some tips. Have fun!

Remember, you can always access the latest project by clicking on it in the sidebar, and keep your eyes open for the gallery to pop up (once we recieved some submissions)!

The point of these projects is to build up a community of people who are inspired to go out and do creative things, as well as provide an outlet for those people to show the world what they have created! Of course there will always be daily bits of creative news posted on the site, but hopefully these little interactive projects become a source of real inspiration for you! I look forward to your submissions!

Submit your own entry!













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



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  • Sam

    Are all these projects going to be photography related?

  • no they won’t, but i’ve found that more people will take a photo than will submit a drawing or film a video, etc. so always planned for the first couple to be photo projects. what kind of project would you be excited about? let me know.

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  • looks awesome! i think this would be an awesome advertising campaign to do. the look is really clean and simple. nice work jeff

  • music or video project would be cool. I’m gonna give this a shot tho sounds cool.

  • thanks chris! cheers jacques look forward to it!

  • Sam

    I’d enter design and illustration projects, but I’d love to see video and music projects (remix comp?). Don’t get me wrong i do love these photography projects.

  • cool man yea as things move along the projects will get more intensive!

  • Mark Stuckert

    This one seems harder so I’m less inclined to do it :)

    LAZY FTW

    :) :) :)

  • Mark Stuckert

    Hey … is that the pier where we shot some of that film you did?

    I think it is … good times. I wonder whatever happened to my one-fucking-thousand-fucking-dollars project …

    :)

  • hahah its the same pier – good eye my friend! i really really need to start doing some film again – i miss it

  • Mark Stuckert

    Yeah me too … I see Matt’s stuff (www.matthewschilling.com) … I mean, I know I won’t be at his level, but still … good times.

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  • What did you use to “write” with? I tried a glowstick in the dark, but it didn’t come out real bright :(





21.07.17 by Jeff

The Booooooom Creative Job Board

Booooooom art design jobs

If you’re a creative looking for work, or a company looking to hire, we are excited to announce our very own creative job board: Booooooom Jobs. Graphic design jobs, curatorial positions in galleries, freelance animation gigs, a wide variety of opportunities to work in a creative field!

A couple of examples: Our friends at Society6 are looking for a Creative Director, and Skillshare have posted openings for both a Content Producer and Senior Product Designer.

To start, we’re focusing on three cities (New York, Los Angeles, and Vancouver) and will also be posting remote jobs (for those of you who prefer to work from home). All job postings are free for the rest of the month if you use the PROMO CODE: ‘friends’.

Check it out: jobs.booooooom.com

20.07.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Till Rabus

A selection of recent work by artist Till Rabus from Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Click here for previous posts. See more images below.

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20.07.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Esther Sarto

A selection of paintings from “Sleepless” by artist Esther Sarto, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her show opens on Saturday at Talon Gallery (Portland). More images below.

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20.07.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Samuel Rodriguez

Recent work by artist Sam Rodriguez from San José, California (previously featured here). More images below!

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19.07.17 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Angeles Peña

“Aguas de Montaña” is a journey into The Andean Patagonia, a desolate territory where photographer Angeles Peña lived all of her childhood.

She says, “In a world that spins faster and faster I feel an enormous necessity to focus on the details and the beauty of what still remains. I find myself with a nature that sustains itself but can fall at any moment. It is something that surpasses me and I cannot stop observing.”

See the rest of the series below.
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