02.12.13 by Jeff

Booooooom Submissions / December

submit your work to booooooom

 

Thank you to everyone who submitted their work in the November Submissions post last month. There was so much good stuff in there, I’m still going through it all!

Big thanks also to everyone who left encouraging comments and upvoted the work they liked (it’s really helpful for me to see what you guys like).

So here it is, the December Submissions post! This is where you can share your work during the month of December. The comments are enabled to allow images so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.

 

Here’s our guidelines:

1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.

2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.

3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.

4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.

 

 

SUBMIT WORK / LEAVE A COMMENT

29.11.13 by Jeff

Best of Instagram: Week 15

Here are 5 more photographers to check out in this week’s Best of Instagram post. Guest posters are continuously taking over our @Booooooom Instagram, so if you’d like to be considered for a future “Best of” post you can connect with me on my personal Instagram @jeffhamada. You can also leave a comment below with a link to your Instagram along with an image from your feed!

 

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@stephenalkire  –  Stephen Alkire

 

 

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@lucasregazzi  -  Lucas Regazzi

 

 

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@noahkalina  -  Noah Kalina

 

 

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@andrewquerner  -  Andrew Querner

 

 

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@benschuyler  -  Ben Schuyler

 
 
 
 

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06.11.13 by Jeff

James Blake + Nosaj Thing / Vancouver Concert Ticket Giveaway

James Blake + Nosaj Thing / Concert Ticket Giveaway

James Blake + Nosaj Thing / Concert Ticket Giveaway

Heads up Vancouver, James Blake is rolling through town on the 19th, playing Vogue Theatre with Nosaj Thing! I’ve also heard that James Blake’s dj collective 1-800-Dinosaur will be back here again in April. Anyways, this show is going to be epic and I have a pair of tickets to give away!

If you wanna go to the show tell me your favourite song by James Blake or Nosaj Thing in the comments below. If you have a story or specific memory tied to the song I wanna hear it!

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20.06.13 by Jeff

Ask Me Almost Anything

I don’t use Reddit much but the subreddit I enjoy the most is r/IAmA. If you aren’t familiar it is essentially a series of interviews where a person (sometimes famous, sometimes not) answers everyone’s questions, and it’s really a great way to learn a lot about them.

So the reason I want to do one here is that I am often emailed the same questions over and over, and I’d love to answer them all in one place. Hopefully if enough people ask questions here this post will become a great resource for anyone starting a blog, pursuing a career in the arts, or maybe just looking for a good movie to watch.

There’s some rules/etiquette that Reddit uses and I’d like to use a variation of the here, consider the following:

  • The value of the question: Questions should be original and on topic. They aren’t required to be, but AMAs are a unique opportunity and it is sad to squander them by asking 100 iterations of “if you could fight 1 horse sized duck or 100 duck sized horses.” The point here is to encourage thought-provoking, discussion-inspiring questions that I would not likely be asked anywhere else.
  • Civility and Politeness: users are free to (and encouraged to) ask tough questions. But this should be done in a respectful and polite way. There’s no need to use harsh language, and a comment that treats me like a person is much more likely to be answered.
  • You should upvote interesting/helpful questions. I’m not sure how many people will get involved with this, but if there are lots of questions it will be easier for me to see which ones lots of people want answered and I’ll get to those first.
  • You should downvote joke questions that aren’t intended to get a real answer.
  • You should downvote duplicate questions.

 

The reason this is an ‘Ask Me Almost Anything’ rather than an ‘Ask Me Anything’ is that I’d like it to be filled with content worth looking at. I don’t know everything there is to know about everything but I do know a bit about building a large online community and turning a hobby into a job.

This is an experiment for today. If there is interest I will keep coming back here to answer your questions. Anything that disregards the rules/etiquette might be ignored.

So here we go!

I AM A 30 year old Japanese Canadian who started a blog in my parents’ basement five years ago, that blog became Booooooom, and it is now my full time job. Ask me almost anything.

15.01.13 by Jeff

RAEN / Sunglasses Giveaway

Raen / Sunglasses Giveaway
This week’s giveaway comes from my friends at RAEN. They let me pick out a couple pairs of sunglasses, and I’m hooking you up too. I’ll pick two winners, who wants ‘em?

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03.01.13 by Jeff

Palomino Blackwing / Giveaway

Palomino Blackwing Pencil Giveaway
Thanks to the folks at Pencils.com I’ve got a beautiful set of Palomino Blackwing pencils, a sharpener, and a notebook to giveaway. Who wants ‘em?

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24.12.12 by Jeff

Dallas Clayton Interview / Book Giveaway

Dallas Clayton Interview / Book Giveaway

A few years ago Dallas Clayton wrote “An Awesome Book” to teach his son the importance of dreams and dreaming big! After several publishers passed on the book, he published it himself and put it online for free. The Internet went crazy, orders came pouring in, and Dallas set out on an epic book tour. He travelled all over the world, donating copies for every copy that was sold. You may have seen the Google commercial about him! (See here.)

He wanted to change kids’ lives and ended up completely changing his own. The book became so popular Harper Collins asked to re-release it. His second book “An Awesome Book of Thanks” was the first kid’s picture book to be published by Amazon. He wrote a third book “An Awesome Book of Love”, and has just released his fourth, a collection of poetry called “Make Magic! Do Good!”.

Dallas’ energy is infectious, and his emails always get me pumped. It’s downright impossible not to be excited if you talk to him on the phone. Hopefully some of that comes through in this little interview with the man I consider to be this generation’s Shel Silverstein.

Read the full interview below!!!

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17.12.12 by Jeff

Risograph Calendar Giveaway

Risograph Calendar Giveaway
I’ve got 5 Risograph Calendars to giveaway! They were designed by JP King and printed by Paper Pusher Printworks. Who wants one of them?

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