We hope you find yourself at home on this website.
If something doesn't seem right, please let us know.
Photo Wednesday is a weekly photo sharing website where you have photo conversations with your friends and family. These conversations take the form of a photo gallery, where each member of the gallery shares a photo each Wednesday.
You participate on Photo Wednesday by being a member of a gallery with a small group of friends.
We designed Photo Wednesday to help us stay in touch with people close to us, especially those who are far away. We have found that a photograph, especially an evocative image, specific to a group of friends, is fantastic encouragement to stay in touch with someone.
We intentionally chose not to provide text comments on the site because it is our hope that you and your friends will have these conversations using other, more personal mediums, such as a phone call or a long email. We have found that in this era of instant messages and status updates, a slow, weekly conversation with someone is refreshing, and indeed more meaningful. It is our wish that this will be true for you as well.
If you choose to create a new gallery, you may invite up to 4 other people to be members of the gallery. You will need to know their email addresses when you create the gallery so that invitations can be sent to them. Once the gallery has been created, you will not be able to invite anyone else to the gallery.
If a week or more goes by when no member of a gallery uploads a photo, then nothing will happen in the gallery, there will be no blank spaces. In other words, the gallery will lie fallow, awaiting your return whenever that might be.
There is currently no way to leave or delete a gallery, though soon you will be able to archive a gallery, effectively leaving it.
Photo Wednesday is not a traditional photo sharing site, like Flickr or Picasa. We do not store the original image you upload. If you wish to keep the original image, please make sure there is a backup copy of it.
Photo Wednesday began when we started to email a photo to each other every Wednesday as an art project, which was an attempt to tell the story of our lives in a photographic conversation. We began to realize that other people wanted to have similar conversations with us, so we created this website to let others participate.