Hello and welcome to week 17 of The Gallery.
This week I have something special lined up for you: A limited edition Gallery if you will.
A Gallery/Writing Workshop hybrid.
I love Josie’s workshop but never take part because I just can’t write like that. I’d sit and agonise over the prompt for a week and then write two lines and then decide I hate it and then give up.
However. Some of the Galleries we have done have thrown up some truly inspirational words.
You probably wouldn’t consider them for the Writing Workshop but, just as the Gallery doesn’t expect fancy pants professional pictures, the workshop doesn’t have to be glittering prose you’d only find at Waterstones bookstore.
You can all write wonderful words and we want to prove it to you.
So this week we are going to challenge conventions and get you to flex your photographic and writing muscles.
This week the theme is: Emotions.
I won’t lie, it’s a tough one: I mean emotions? How the heck? But I know you’ll do us proud.
It doesn’t have to be a novella. Four lines if you like. In fact don’t do anything different to your normal post: Just be yourselves and let the prompt guide you.
As always, come back on Wednesday to add your link – you can add it here and also on Josie’s site: Double hit! – visit as many others as you can, say hi, discover new people, welcome them in when they discover you.
Appreciate the wonderful words and photos that are opening themselves up to you.
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. 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.
The more support you give, the more you will get back.
And if you want to add a pukka linkable Gallery button to your blog (instead of the amateurish one I’ve been using!) the code is just under The Gallery picture in the right hand column on this blog.
Come back on Wednesday and join in. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.
And if you want to make sure you don’t miss any prompts or entries in future, make sure you subscribe to my RSS or email feed.
Go on, clicky click away, you know you want to …