December Photo A Day: Let’s have some fun! #FMSphotoaday

December photo a day list! #FMSphotoaday

Hello!

It’s time to end the year with a whole lot of photo-taking fun. Yes, it’s going to be busy with all the craziness that the end of year brings… but think of all the brilliant photo-taking opportunities. Oh yes! So get out your phone/camera and get ready to start snapping photos. Everyone is welcome to play, so check out the details below and if I’ve missed anything, or you have any questions at all – just leave them in the comments below and I’ll get back to you.

How to play!

Playing along with photo a day is super easy:
♥ Check out the December photo a day list.
♥ Each day look at the daily prompt and take a photo according to whatever the prompt is. For example for day 1 the prompt is 8 o’clock. So, take a photo of whatever you’re doing at 8am or 8pm. It’s a great way to see what everyone is doing at that time, where ever they are in the world.
♥ Once you’ve taken the photo it’s time to share it. There are loads of places you can share it: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, Tumblr, Pinterest, Flickr or where ever you like to play online. On Facebook you can share on your personal page and on my Facebook page {just upload it to my wall}. If you’re playing on Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest – add the hashtag #FMSphotoaday.
♥ Check out other people’s photos. You can browse through them on my Facebook page. Or on Instagram or Twitter just search for the #FMSphotoaday hashtag to see them all.

How do I remember the prompts?

There are a few ways you can grab the list or remember the prompts:
♥ Come back here each day and click the button on the right-hand side to check out the list.
♥ Right-click on the list above and save it to your desktop. Or if you’re on your phone you could take a screenshot and save it as your wallpaper. {To screenshot click the power button and home button at the same time}.
♥ The very fabulous Doug has created a calendar for us. You can have the prompts added to your phone’s calendar by clicking here. It will open your calendar program and ask if you want to add the calendar. This works on iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Mac and PC. Alternatively you can view the calendar online in your browser here.

What’s the fab four?

Each day I’ll be picking my favourite four on Instagram and Facebook, and sharing them to my Facebook and Instagram. To have your photos in the running you can just share them to my Facebook page or the #FMSphotoaday Instagram feed, or both.

What do the prompts mean?

There are no rules when playing along with photo a day, you can be creative as you like! Interpret the prompt as you please. For those that need a little help, some more details about each prompt are below:

1. 8 o’clock: Take a photo at whatever you’re doing at 8am or 8pm.
2. Peace: What does peace look like for you? Or take a photo of a peace sign.
3. Something you held: a child, your phone, a gift, a shopping bag – anything!
4. Black + white: Use a black + white filter on a photo of your choice, or take a photo of something black and white.
5. Looking up: Get down on the ground and take a photo from down low, looking up.
6. From where you live/your country: Take a photo of something from your country – a flag, something unique, a traditional dish, or something a little bit more common.
7. Stars: Take a photo of the stars at night, or stars you see around the place during the day.
8. Someone you love: At this time of year we’re often catching up with loved ones. Take a photo of someone you love. If you’re not seeing a loved one today – take a photo of a photo – or get creative.
9. Out + about: Whatever you do today, take a photo while you’re doing it.
10. Under: Take a photo of something {anything!} under something.
11. Sweet: Take a photo of something sweet {food or not!}
12. Hat: Take a photo of a hat. If it’s cold – perhaps a beanie. If it’s hot, perhaps a sun hat.
13. Lights: Take a photo of some lights at night.
14. Something green: Find something green in your travels today and take a photo to share.
15. Outdoors: Get outside and snap something outside.
16. Something you made: Perhaps it’s just some toast, or something more extravagant. Shoot it.
17. On the floor: Look down and shoot something on the ground.
18. Makes you feel merry: What’s making you happy today? Shoot it.
19. Something beginning with ‘s’: Find something beginning with S and shoot it.
20. Weather: In some parts of the world it will be snowing, in others it will be REALLY hot. Share a photo that represents the weather where you are.
21. Tree: Take a photo of a tree {yes, we did this last month – but try and be creative!}
22. Decoration: It could be Christmas related, or a decoration in your home.
23. Joy is______: What makes your filled with joy? Take a photo.
24. Tradition/something you always do: What’s something you always do? A family tradition?
25. Lunchtime: If you celebrate Christmas – take a photo of what you’re doing at lunchtime {traveling, partying, opening gifts, laughing, drinking}. If you don’t celebrate Christmas – share what you did at lunchtime.
26. Mess: Take a photo of a mess. Or a lack of one if you’re that way inclined.
27. How you relax: How do you like to chill out? Read a book, lay on the beach? Take a photo.
28. Cold: Take a photo of something cold.
29. Hot: Take a photo of something hot.
30. Something that made you smile this year: Reflect on the year gone by and find something made you smile.
31. Self-portrait: Take your last selfie for the year. If you’re partying, take a photo with friends. If you’re having a quiet night in, take a photo of what you’re doing. Self-portraits don’t have to be obvious. I like very abstract ones – feet are an easy way to take a photo of yourself.

Thank you to everyone that has joined me in playing this fun game in 2012. I will write a proper post later in the month, but seriously – thank you!

  • Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations

    Hello! Hope you won’t mind too terribly, but I’m going to have to subscribe to your RSS and play along because this looks like a lot of fun! LOL Aaaaaannnd of course I find it in the last month of the year. Typical me! Anyhoo, lovely to “meet” you and I’m a new (albeit goofy) follower! Come visit me sometime!

    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations
    http://shonaskye.blogspot.com

    • http://www.fatmumslim.com.au/ Chantelle : Fat Mum Slim

      Mind? I’m thrilled. Thank you. x

  • Danya

    Is anyone else having trouble with Doug’s calendar? I can’t open it??

    • http://www.fatmumslim.com.au/ Chantelle : Fat Mum Slim

      Hey Danya.

      Leigh on Facebook said she did this. Are you able to try it too?

      I got a blank screen as well on my iPhone bit the clicked on the square with the arrow in it on the bottom right and the clicked the open in safari option. The followed the prompts and all good. It’s in my calendar. Hope this helps.

  • http://twitter.com/Shortpixy Jessica

    Thank you for the calendar option! If you have Google Calendar, you can subscribe to the feed you’ve created and it populates on all the calendars that are connected to the Google account. THANK YOU!!!! You just made my December photo taking so much easier.

  • Kate Ware

    I can’t get the calendar link to work on my phone, either. :/ Any suggestions?

    • http://www.fatmumslim.com.au/ Chantelle : Fat Mum Slim

      Someone {Leigh!} on Facebook said this:

      I got a blank screen as well on my iPhone bit the clicked on the square with the arrow in it on the bottom right and the clicked the open in safari option. The followed the prompts and all good. It’s in my calendar. Hope this helps.

      • Kate Ware

        Got it!! Thanks!

  • trixie_ny

    I just downloaded the calendar to my iPhone, no problem. Thank you, and thanks to Doug too!

  • Amanda Gleason

    Looking forward to another month! A friend shared your challenge in April and I finally started in May. Will this be the last list of the year? Thank you so much for all of your work in creating the prompts. I enjoy your blog, as well. Cheers!

    • http://www.fatmumslim.com.au/ Chantelle : Fat Mum Slim

      Thanks Amanda. x

  • Wendy McDonagh-Valentine

    Looking forward to another month with you!! I can’t believe I’ve been playing along since June!!!!! I’ll be posting my photos on Flickr at wendy0112. : )

    • http://www.fatmumslim.com.au/ Chantelle : Fat Mum Slim

      I love your stamina. Keep it up. :)

  • SistersAct Boulevard

    That’s a lovely idea!!! I’m in. All of us need creative things like that everyday. =)

    http://www.sistersactboulevard.com
    http://sistersactboulevard.blogspot.com

    Aída, from Spain

  • http://www.theveggiemama.com Veggie Mama

    You are so clever. If it wasn’t weird and you were up for it, I’d totally marry you xx

    • http://www.fatmumslim.com.au/ Chantelle : Fat Mum Slim

      Las Vegas?

      • http://www.theveggiemama.com Veggie Mama

        It’s a date.

  • Barb S.

    I’m doing it again! Posting on my blog!

  • angie

    haven’t done this since february. don’t know why, i loved it! and the calendar thing is awesome! thanks!

    • http://www.fatmumslim.com.au/ Chantelle : Fat Mum Slim

      Welcome back!

  • Dizzidays

    Hi Chantelle – lovely to “meet” you – wish I had found you back in January, but better late than never! Im going to tag along this month, thanks for the inspiration!

    • http://www.fatmumslim.com.au/ Chantelle : Fat Mum Slim

      Thanks for playing along. x

  • Tara

    beautiful idea! I play with you ! ! !

    #1: http://carnetdenotesandcie.over-blog.com/article-decembre-photoaday-avec-113027267.html
    many thanks………^^(I am french;o)

  • Tara

    ps: where can we see all the participants???

    • http://www.fatmumslim.com.au/ Chantelle : Fat Mum Slim

      If you go to Instagram and search #FMSphotoaday you’ll see all the photos there, or check them out on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/FatMumSlim?filter=2

  • Elisabeth Evraere

    I prepared my photo for tomorrow on my blog !

    • http://www.fatmumslim.com.au/ Chantelle : Fat Mum Slim

      Yipee! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/rebekah.kaminski Rebekah Kaminski

    I was so pleased when I read about the calendar option… but alas it didn’t work on my android phone.

    • http://www.fatmumslim.com.au/ Chantelle : Fat Mum Slim

      Oh poop. :( I wonder why not. I don’t have an Android phone to test it unfortunately. :(

      • http://www.facebook.com/rebekah.kaminski Rebekah Kaminski

        I decided to get clever. So I clicked on the link on my macbook which put the calendar in ical and then imported it into my google calendar. A little more difficult than one click but so much better than adding all the days individually. What a great idea. Thanks for setting it up.

  • http://twitter.com/katiemwilkin Katie Wilkin

    I slacked a little towards the end of November. I’m definitely doing it again this month though! It’s so much fun to look back on what I did through the month.

  • Lorrie

    Thanks so much for the photo challenges. I am having so much fun doing these. Love the calendar option. Hope you are going to do this in 2013. Thanks again

    • http://www.fatmumslim.com.au/ Chantelle : Fat Mum Slim

      Yes, I’ll be back. x

  • craigontoast

    Hi Chantelle, I love the images that are coming out of this, thanks for the challenge. I had to share it on my own blog!

    http://craigontoast.com/2012/12/02/december-photo-a-day-challenge-fmsphotoaday/

    • http://www.fatmumslim.com.au/ Chantelle : Fat Mum Slim

      Thanks Craig.

  • Jen

    Have seen this today it’s ok if day 1 and 2 are missing?
    Sounds like fun hihi

    • charmaine

      Hi Jen just play catch up. I do if i have missed a day or so…there are no hard and fast rules, its all in fun. Good luck:)

    • http://www.fatmumslim.com.au/ Chantelle : Fat Mum Slim

      Absolutely. Just jump on in. Would love to have you. x

  • http://www.facebook.com/dgmarchuk Darlene Marchuk

    I have a quick question, so I posted on fb yesterday and today and I don’t see my posts, I reposted yesterdays again today as well because of this. Is there something I should know? I’d like to play along, I also do a blog but this is separate from my P365 on my blog. Thanks.

    • http://www.fatmumslim.com.au/ Chantelle : Fat Mum Slim

      Did you upload it to my page? That’s all you have to do. x

  • Polka Dot Bride

    Dear Doug, I love you. I will PAY you to do this every month!

  • Mary Hunt

    I’m going to participate on my blog so I’m linking up to you :) I’m also way behind…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/Haileeyy Hailey Pitchford

    so ready to jump in on the bandwagon and do this!(:

  • Kristel Hayes

    I’m excited to play along…I’m posting to my blog (http://kristelhayes.com/photo-day-december-2012/) as well as Twitter (@kristelmesh), Instagram (KristelMesh), FB & Flickr (photos/KristelHayes). Thanks SO much for the inspiration!

  • Silva

    Are you going to do this photo-a-day-challenge next year, too? It’s really cool, but it’s a pity: today I just found it :/

  • stella

    Hi! I’d like to take the challenge in 2013, will you do it again?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1385752154 Eric McPhee

    what do I do if I have missed the first 6 days? Can I catch up?

  • Sarah

    I am getting on board, 10 days late. Love this idea!

  • mama fuchs

    hey, since i just got my first smartphone, i’m finally starting right now! waited for this for quite a while… :)
    https://twitter.com/MamaFuchsBlog
    http://mamafuchs.wordpress.com/

  • Romans5Three

    I tried emailing Doug but haven’t gotten a response – 12/16 is missing from the Calendar.

  • Elis

    hi. its a lil more than 6 months that im doing the #fmsphotoaday challenge and i love it, dont get me wrong, BUT is getting very repetitive.. e.g. tree, 8 o clock.. 6 o clock..weather.. and i think theres tons of things to explore.. so heres a constructive critique: why in 2013 u dont change things a bit and accept submissions for new themes? otherwise lots of ppl will drop it, cause its same old, same old… xoxo
    http://www.bleucerise.net