I would like to know if they are themes that would allow a website to work in this way
At the very top there should be really just one button or function which is upload. If selected then the user is given a file select or browse to option allowing them to chose a photo. enter their name as an author. enter a caption. and upload this photo.
the rest of the page would be a series of photos arranged by order of their metadata (in particular the time and maybe day) so that a chronological appearance of these photos from earliest to latest is available as you scroll down.
AGAIN the only visible option would be for an upload button as you scroll and maybe in the corner a button for a menu like the mobile touch menu button. The menu would give pages that have more information about the event.
as you can see, this site is geared towards re-living the experience of an event (such as a launch or concert) as it unfolded where the attendees are asked to take loads of pictures and upload them. There should be no registration or sign in thing in order to make it easier for the users and it should be very mobile friendly ( ONE FOR FUTURE EXPANSION - possibly updating an app in realtime for those wishing to use the app version)
What are your recommendations to achieve this without breaking the bank ??? Is there a theme already geared for this manner of website, i have been looking around and it almost seems as if that this specific functionality for user generated photography is an afterthought to the main presentation. is it possible to develop one where this is front and center without sacrificing the rest of the bells and whistles ? have i been looking in the wrong places ???