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Looking Back On The 2008 Challenge

December 30th, 2008 Permalink

2008 Challenge from Jeremy Brooks on Vimeo. The 2008 Challenge was a challenge. One photo per week, documenting my community. Committing to shoot the same theme every week was not always easy. Some weeks I had no idea what I was going to shoot. Some weeks I just didn’t want to shoot. But I managed […]


2008 Challenge from Jeremy Brooks on Vimeo.

The 2008 Challenge was a challenge. One photo per week, documenting my community. Committing to shoot the same theme every week was not always easy. Some weeks I had no idea what I was going to shoot. Some weeks I just didn’t want to shoot. But I managed complete it. Here are some things I learned from the experience:

  1. Planning is essential
  2. Doing some research about my community and planning to shoot specific things greatly helped in completing the project. I found a list of Richmond fire stations and a list of public art in Richmond. These lists provided an abundance of subject matter. Each week I picked one of the items on the list to shoot.

  3. Don’t wait until the last minute
  4. It was much easier to pick a subject and attempt to shoot it at the beginning of the week. If the subject was no longer there (as was the case for some of the public art I tried to shoot), I could pick another subject and shoot it later in the week.

  5. Make the project public
  6. Posting the shots on flickr, zooomr, and my blog gave me incentive to complete the project once I had started it. The shots appeared at photochallenge.org as well.

  7. Tag the photos and make a set
  8. Tagging each photo with ’2008challenge’ made it possible to see everybody’s 2008 Challenge photos. In addition, it made it simple to automatically add my photos to a 2008 Challenge set. Flickr does not have the ability to create sets automatically based on tags, but you can use SmartSetr to do it.

Some of the project photos are not very inspired. Some are quite boring. Some I am really not happy with at all. But I posted them anyway, and I am happy with the project as a whole.
I’m really looking forward to the 2009 Challenge, and seeing what the completed project will look like at the end of next year. Can you do the 2009 Challenge as well? Why not give it a shot? It will be interesting to see a whole pool of photos from the year!

2008 Challenge, Week 52: 4th Street Lights

December 27th, 2008 Permalink

Week 52 of the 2008 Challenge. The christmas lights on 4th Street in Berkeley on a wet, rainy night. This is the last photo in the 2008 Challenge series. You can see all of the photos in this series here.

4th Street Lights

Week 52 of the 2008 Challenge.

The christmas lights on 4th Street in Berkeley on a wet, rainy night.

This is the last photo in the 2008 Challenge series. You can see all of the photos in this series here.

2008 Challenge, Week 51

December 20th, 2008 Permalink

Week 51 of the 2008 Challenge. This is unusually cold weather for the Bay Area. It is actually freezing.

Freezing

Week 51 of the 2008 Challenge.

This is unusually cold weather for the Bay Area. It is actually freezing.

2008 Challenge, Week 50: Rubicon Bakery Mural

December 12th, 2008 Permalink

Week 50 of the 2008 Challenge. The Rubicon Bakery at 154 South 23rd Street in Richmond. This mural was created by visitors and clients to commemorate the dedication in 1998.

Rubicon Bakery Mural

Week 50 of the 2008 Challenge.

The Rubicon Bakery at 154 South 23rd Street in Richmond.

This mural was created by visitors and clients to commemorate the dedication in 1998.

2008 Challenge, Week 49: Too Many Choices

December 6th, 2008 Permalink

Happy Repeal Day! Week 49 of the 2008 Challenge. December 5th falls during this week, which marks 75 years since prohibition was repealed. This week’s shot celebrates the ability of us to visit our favorite bar without having to sneak in through a back door.

Too Many Choices

Happy Repeal Day!

Week 49 of the 2008 Challenge.

December 5th falls during this week, which marks 75 years since prohibition was repealed. This week’s shot celebrates the ability of us to visit our favorite bar without having to sneak in through a back door.

2008 Challenge, Week 48: San Francisco At Night, From Richmond

November 29th, 2008 Permalink

Week 48 of the 2008 Challenge. A view of San Francisco at night from the intersection of Butte & Tahoma in Richmond. The Embarcadero Center buildings are all lit up for Christmas.

San Francisco At Night, From Richmond

Week 48 of the 2008 Challenge.

A view of San Francisco at night from the intersection of Butte & Tahoma in Richmond. The Embarcadero Center buildings are all lit up for Christmas.

2008 Challenge, Week 47: MacDonald Avenue

November 22nd, 2008 Permalink

Week 47 of the 2008 Challenge. A recently completed mural on the I-80 overpass at MacDonald Avenue.

MacDonald Avenue

Week 47 of the 2008 Challenge.

A recently completed mural on the I-80 overpass at MacDonald Avenue.

2008 Challenge, Week 46: Sonic Sounds Stop

November 15th, 2008 Permalink

Week 46 of the 2008 Challenge. A stop sign that has been decorated with graffiti.

Sonic Sounds Stop

Week 46 of the 2008 Challenge.

A stop sign that has been decorated with graffiti.

2008 Challenge, Week 45: Richmond Marina At Night

November 9th, 2008 Permalink

Week 45 of the 2008 Challenge. The Richmond Marina.

Richmond Marina At Night

Week 45 of the 2008 Challenge.

The Richmond Marina.

A Rainbow

November 1st, 2008 Permalink

Week 44 of the 2008 Challenge. A rainbow appears briefly during a lull in the first big storm of the season.

A Rainbow

Week 44 of the 2008 Challenge.

A rainbow appears briefly during a lull in the first big storm of the season.