What is a meme??
A meme is just another way to say “link-up”. Or, one might refer to it as a “carnival”. Either way, it’s bloggers getting together and “linking up” to share a theme, topic, photography, or anything else that they fancy. People that join in usually visit other blogs of people who join up and leave a comment. Some memes have rules, and some don’t. That’s the short version!!
Foto Finish is a photo meme to welcome in the weekend and sum up the week in a photo or photos!! It’s held on Saturdays and begins at 12:01 am (CST in the US) and will close Sunday at 11:59 pm (CST in the US). The linky will be open during that time for you to join in and post your weekly photo.
Each week, there will be an optional theme for the photo that you can post. It is optional though, so feel free to share whatever photo is making you happy that week!! The theme will be posted the week prior so that you can go out and take a new photo, or find something in those dusty files to post. Just post your favorite shot of the week, no matter what it is. It can be a person, a macro, animal, scenery, or whatever photo you have that makes you happy!! You can also link up and share a photo from your Instagram, Flickr, Facebook, blog, or wherever you share your photos.
There aren’t really any “rules” to this photo meme. I just ask that if you join in, to please link-up to this page (code above) or the post of the week so that others might learn about and visit Foto Finish. I also encourage you to visit other participants and leave a comment for them so they know that you were there and what you thought about their photos. Anyone who loves photography can join in this linky, no matter if you’re an amateur or a pro!!
I have to give a huge shout-0ut to Barbara who was the original host of Foto Finish. She carried the camera for several years before giving it up so that she could focus on other things in life. I missed it so much that I asked her if I could take it over and she was kind enough to accept my offer. I wanted to do something to challenge myself to take more photos and get out of my little rut that I was in. I hope that I can do her and Foto Finish proud!! Please be sure to check out Barbara’s blog, Cat Patches, where she posts photos, shares life with her cats, her quilting hobby, her beautiful garden, her travels, and so much more.
The first edition of Foto Finish will appear here on 20 April 2013. Our first (optional) theme is speed or fast!!
Thank you for joining in this photo meme and I look forward to linking up with you all at Foto Finish!!