I post pictures all the time, but a nightmare is not an image I want to post. I don’t have any nightmare pictures and am disinclined to create any. In this case, I don’t think you really need to worry because there are lots of photography prompts and I participate in as many as I can.
Almost the end of the road and nearly night – From Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge
We are not going to run short of photo prompts. Even without one from WordPress, there are plenty. My favorites include all of Cee’s weekly prompts. They have grown enormously in popularity. If you haven’t tried them, you should. She also does a daily “flower of the day” prompt — all year-long. Check her out at Cee’s Challenges.
Paula has a couple of her own, both weekly. She also gets a well-earned response. She does Thursday’s Special and another on Sundays which varies from week to week.
My favorite is still the annual Changing Seasons. Max at Cardinal Guzman managed it for three years. This year, SueLeslie is managing this wonderful monthly photo project.
Following is information about it:
About The Changing Seasons
The Changing Seasons is a monthly challenge, originally hosted by Max at Cardinal Guzman.
SU LESLIE has taken over hosting duties this year, and if you would like to join in, here are the guidelines:
The Changing Seasons Version One (photographic):
* Each month, post 5-20 photos in a gallery that you feel represent your month
* Don’t use photos from your archive. Only new shots.
* Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so that others can find them
The Changing Seasons Version Two (you choose the format):
1 – Each month, post a photo, recipe, painting, drawing, video, whatever that you feel says something about your month
2 – Don’t use archive stuff. Only new material!
3 – Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so others can find them.
If you do a ping-back to Sue Leslie’s post, she can update it with links to all of yours.
I mourn the loss of a prompt as widely viewed as was WordPress’s weekly photo prompt, but there are many photography prompts. Find a few that suit your style and remember, there are always more.
Columbine and spiderwort – My garden in May
If someone wants to start another prompt, I’ll participate, but photography for me is not like a writing prompt. I can write to almost any word, even if I have to look it up so I know what it means … but I can’t take pictures like that. We live where we live and there are things we don’t have. I’ll never be shooting palaces or medieval cathedrals because I live in New England. We don’t have anything much older than a few hundred years and there isn’t much of that.
Giant Thistles – Flowers of the Day
There are more challenges. Lest I almost forget, Nancy Merrill has a weekly prompt, too at Nancy Merrill Photography. I think her next one will be up tomorrow. She always has some beautiful work and picks great subjects.
June is one of Becky’s square photograph months. The subject is “roofs” or for you Brits, “rooves.” Or eaves or ceilings. The only criteria are that the picture is square. Check it out on The Life of B.
Since I’m currently participating in this one, here are the rules:
Well, the theme is ROOFS (or rooves if you prefer!). Your roof can be;
A – any type, any condition, any size, and in any location.
B – it could be a shot across rooftops, of one roof like today or even a macro
C – you might prefer to spend some time under the eaves and in the attic, or enjoy the view from above as Brian has already done today.
Then, pingback to Becky and voilà! Squaring pictures is more challenging than you think and not everything likes being square. I have one of the entries up today.
Old houses along the dock in Rockport, Massachusetts – one of this week’s squares
“Nightmare” is not a photography subject, at least not for me. I shoot rivers and mountains and flowers and sometimes, buildings and people and dogs. Beyond that, it’s not my thing.
Don’t give up. There really are a lot of photo prompts. Everywhere on planet earth. As Douglas Adams used to say: