At last weekend’s UK conference for parent bloggers I gave a talk about The Gallery; how I set it up, why I set it up, what my thoughts are on it, what some of my favourite posts from others have been.
For those of you who weren’t there my 10 minute ramble basically came down to this:
I love photographs: Taking them, editing them, nosing at other people’s. I am that person who comes round your house for a cuppa and asks if you’ll get your wedding album out.
I love that they capture a moment in time, tell a story, are all wrapped up in a little package of emotion.
And I wanted to give some of that back to everyone who visits here.
I wanted to create a virtual online gallery, where we could all gather every week and showcase our work.
The Gallery is about feeling inspired. You don’t have to be a professional photographer to be a good photographer. Just a good eye and passion.
And I have seen the most mundane of photos transformed into something quite beautiful by the power of the words used with it.
There is a live blog precis of the session from WitWitWoo, along with links to the posts I used as examples.
So I ask you to think of all of this when you take part in the Gallery.
You don’t have to do it every week if you don’t feel inspired by the theme – just jump in with both feet when you feel moved to do so.
And enjoy it.
So I give you this week’s theme: Grandparents.
Come back on Wednesday to add your link when The Gallery post goes up. Then visit as many of the other entries as you can to see what they’ve come up with.
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