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Miniature Diorama Photographer

What if?

This post was originally published on Toy Photographers.


What if there were no social media sites?

What if there were no online ways to share images at all?

You could show your images to friends and family.

Find a like-minded community.

Post them on the walls of abandoned buildings.

Drag them from gallery to gallery hoping for interest.

Show them at art fairs hoping for sales.

Scatter them about the park or mall for a random stranger to find.

Stack them at the coffee shop counter.

Hang them on café walls.

Keep them to yourself.

What if there were no social media sites for us to post to instantly and hope for follows and likes?

 

Would you still create?

Would you still share your work?

What would change for you?

 

I don’t mean this as a critique. I mean this as a thought piece. It’s not bad if this would change things for you. In reality, it would change the way all of us create and share. It would have to. But, if you’ll humor me, and if you care to define them, use this as a jumping off point to think about your goals.

I think the more we know ourselves and what we intend to make, the better pieces we create.

“We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.”

-Ralph Hattersley

This Week’s Challenges: October 15 – 21 (OWPC, WW, JHC)

Each Sunday, along with the challenges of the week, I’ll post that week’s daily Halloween themes here. You can respond daily or weekly, however you choose, just keep it spooky! Share an image, write a poem, make a collage, you choose how to creatively respond. Anything goes! See all the topics for this month here.

 

Here’s all last week’s participants!


One Word Photo Challenge: Landscape

If you want to share a literal image of the actual word, do that. But if you’d rather play with word association, post something that reminds you of the specific word, or something you use the word for, do so. It only has to make sense to you. Have fun and keep on photographing!

Click here to see the full challenge details and future themes.

 

  • Landscape – Oct. 15
  • Lens – Oct. 22
  • Letter – Oct. 29
  • Light – Nov. 5
  • Linoleum – Nov. 12
  • Lion – Nov. 19
  • Lizard – Nov. 26
  • Llama – Dec. 3
  • Lock – Dec. 10
  • Macro – Dec. 17
  • Magician – Dec. 24

Last week’s contributors to Lake:


Weekly Weather: Flood

This challenge is all about…you guessed it…the weather. Each Sunday, a new topic begins. Share an image, poem, quote, drawing, etc. of an actual weather event, something that you do during certain weather, how that weather makes you feel – it’s all up to you.

Click here to see the full challenge details and future themes.

  • Flood – Oct. 15
  • Winter – Oct. 22
  • Spring – Oct. 29
  • Summer – Nov. 5
  • Autumn/Fall – Nov. 12
  • Hot – Nov. 19
  • Cold – Nov. 26
  • Dry – Dec. 3
  • Wet – Dec. 10
  • Humid – Dec. 17
  • Day – Dec. 24

Last week’s contributors to Tornado: