The Gallery: Week 9


Hello and welcome to week 9 of The Gallery.
I don’t know about you all, but I’ve been having a blast.
I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, I’ve despaired at the number of people posting pictures of their feet (seriously everyone, it’s not nice).

I had to describe this feature to my mother in law this week (what’s a blog again? Is this something you do for work? Is it something I can read – err, ahh, cough, splutter etc etc) and I painted it thus:
It’s like a digital art gallery and one day every week you can visit my blog and open the doors on other people’s websites around the world where they are all showcasing a photograph based on that week’s theme.
It’s pretty cool.

I am enjoying The Gallery more than I ever thought I would and I really hope you are too.

Alright already I hear you cry. Just tell us the theme for the next gallery for heaven’s sake.
Ok. Well I saw this picture on All That Comes With It and thought it was beautiful.
So this week’s theme is: Portraits.
Take a portrait. Of you, of your children, of your parents, your friends, a partner, whoever.
A portrait.

Simple eh? Well no, they never are. I think this is going to be an awesome one.

As always, come back on Wednesday to add your link, visit as many others as you can, say hi, discover new people, welcome them in when they discover you.
Appreciate the wonderful photos that are opening themselves up to you.
Now get clicking!

The Gallery
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.
That’s 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. The link remains open for a week.
Visit others, comment if you like them or feel inspired by them. Just go out and encourage and support amateur photographers out there.

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