Hello and welcome to week 5 of The Gallery.
Week 5 I hear you cry! Never! Look at how many people are joining in! Look at how fabulous everyone’s photos are!
But yes dear internet, it’s only been 5 short weeks.
And this spark of an idea to launch a dynamic virtual art gallery; something we can all visit, have a poke around, offer support, get more people looking at and appreciating the wonderful photos dotted around the internet, has turned into, well, something rather amazing.
Last week’s theme was ‘me’ and I spent the best part of Wednesday night laughing, crying and commenting.
I saw wedding dresses, scars, portraits – everyone really dug deep to come up with their interpretation of the theme.
So this week I thought I’d better make it a little easier. A little more lighthearted.
This week’s theme is: Outside my front door.
Not literally outside your front door (although if it’s a great photo opportunity then go for it!)
But I want to see where you live. What sort of environment are you in? Is it leafy, is it built up, is it rural, is it crowded? Is it sunny, is it cold, is it picturesque, is it urban?
Now get clicking!
If you’re new to The Gallery, here’s the brief: I will give you a prompt, an idea, a notion and you go out and take a photograph using that prompt. Or just use a photo you already have.
The prompt could be one word, an object, an idea, a phrase, anything, and you have to post a picture which you feel represents that prompt.
Post it on your blog and write about it.
It’s not about taking technically brilliant photos – although if you do, I’d love to see them too. It’s about having a passion for pictures; any photos, all photos whether you took it with your all singing all dancing SLR or snapped it on your camera phone.
You don’t even have to be a blogger to take part – just send me your photo and I will publish it on my blog for you. You don’t even have to include your name if you prefer.
When you’ve published it, come back on Wednesday and via a groovy widget thing you can add a link to your post and share it with everyone.
Visit others, comment if you like them or feel inspired by them. Just go out and encourage and support amateur photographers out there.