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May photo a day challenge list

Hello! Hello! Hello! Having just spent the last few days jetting around in Queensland, I have to say it’s nice to be home. So nice to be home. I spent the day yesterday washing, grocery shopping and putting together this here list. I’m excited by next month’s list. I hope you are too. Below you’ll find all the details, plus something new for the month of May. I do hope you’ll play.

Oh, and the downloadable prompts {for your phone/calendar} will be ready soon. Keep an eye out on Facebook where I’ll update everyone with the links. x

How to play!

Playing along with photo a day is super easy:
Check out the May 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 ‘I bought this!’, so share something you’ve bought. It might be something you purchased today, like a coffee etc or something you love that you picked up some time in the past. It’s a great opportunity to get creative. Be inspired by a little creativity and see what you come up with.
Once you’ve taken the photo it’s time to share it. There are loads of places you can share it. See below for more details.
Check out other people’s photos. You can browse through them on my Facebook page, in the FMS Photo A Day Facebook group. Or on Instagram or Twitter just search for the #FMSphotoaday hashtag to see them all.

Where to play?

There are loads of places to be social and share your photos with the #FMSphotoaday community:

Instagram: Just upload your photo, use a fancy filter, add a caption and the hashtag #FMSphotoaday and then share.
Facebook: There are a few options here. You can simply share on your own personal page, among your own friends. Or you can upload to my page’s wall, or I’ve created a Facebook group for 2013. You can join it here:
Blog: If you have a blog, you could share each day or do a wrap up of all the photos at the end of the month.
Tumblr: Add your daily photos to your Tumblr feed.
Flickr: You can get their app {for free if I remember correctly} and share your photos there, or upload on their web version. We also have a photo a day group here.
Twitter: You can share on Twitter by uploading the photo and sharing the hashtag #FMSphotoaday. Easy.

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}.

What’s the fab four?

Each day I’ll be picking four photos on each Instagram and Facebook that have caught my attention, 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 FMS Photo A Day group or the #FMSphotoaday Instagram feed, or both. It’s not a competition – just a fun way to put the spotlight on some photos from the community.

And now a little special treat…

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During the month of May I have a little treat. I have some goodies to giveaway to people who participate in the photo a day challenge. I have a PosterCandy poster {any size} and a $25 Social Print Studio voucher {to spend on anything in Printstagram} for two lucky people EACH week. So just share on Facebook or Instagram, and I’ll announce the recipients each week here back on my blog.

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 suggested details about each prompt are below:

1. I bought this!: Share a photo of something you purchased, whether it be today, recent or something long ago.
2. Morning ritual: What’s something you do most morning. Shoot and share it.
3. This is really good!: Find something good in your life and take a photo.
4. In my cup: What are you drinking today?
5. Paper: Is it a bill? Newspaper? A letter or a heartfelt card you received? Find paper around you.
6. Broken: Is there something broken around you? Shoot and share it.
7. Something beginning with F: Find something beginning with the letter F and take a photo.
8. Shape: Shapes are all around us. Which will you choose for today’s prompt?
9. A snack: Healthy, or not-so-healthy, share a snack with us.
10. Stars: Whether in the sky or elsewhere, find some stars and take a photo.
11. A smile: A smile can change the world. I hope you find many to choose from today.
12. Mother: It’s Mother’s Day. Take a photo of a mother figure, or if you’re a mum – perhaps yourself. Or what the word mother means to you.
13. Sunrise/Sunset: Choose one or both, and take some time to see the sun wake or go to sleep.
14. Need: What’s a need in your life?
15. 7 o’clock: Whatever you’re doing at 7am or 7pm – share it!
16. Mailbox: Take a photo of yours, or someone elses.
17. Season: What season is it where you are? How can you share it in a photo?
18. Want: What do you want in your life?
19. My favourite view: What’s your favourite view? Your kids sleeping? Your loved one? Do share.
20. Light: Light makes a photo beautiful, so how can you play with it in your photo. Could you find a little sunflare, play with light inside or something else. Lets make magic!
21. I care about this…: What do you truly care about?
22. Change: This can be a hard one, so put your thinking cap on. How can you show change in a photo?
23. PJs: Pyjamas, we all wear them? {Except you nudists!} so share them. Please.
24. Go: A green light means go, but what else symbolises this energetic word?
25. Us: Us could mean your workmates, family, friends or otherwise. How will you show everyone your ‘us’?
26. Fave thing to do on Sunday: What’s your favourite thing to do on Sundays? Sleep-in? Eat out? Party? Share.
27. Can’t live without: What would you rather not live without?
28. What you’re doing now: Choose a moment in your day and take a photo of it.
29. Kiss: This is our charity prompt. We’re going to kiss MS goodbye. So wear red, or pop on some red lipstick and show us a ‘kiss’!
30. Tool: A tool in the garage or something useful that helps you get through life. Perhaps in a cooking tool. Find one and share it.
31. Four things: Choose four things and take a photo. They can be anything.

Charity & reader prompts:

Our charity prompt this month is MS {Multiple Sclerosis}.

In May we’re going to KISS MS {Multiple Sclerosis} away. So pucker up on the 29th May and share a photo of a kiss. If you’re on Instagram or Twitter use the hashtag #kissgoodbyetoMS as well as #FMSphotoaday. On this day people all around the world will be wearing red lipstick and kissing MS away. I hope you will too {boys, maybe lay off the lippy but give someone you love a kiss instead!}. Read more about the cause here.

The reader prompts this month have been suggested by:
Morning ritual – Janet
Us – Brenda
A smile – Katie

Thank you everyone!

You can suggest a reader prompt below:

Fill out my online form.

Share in the comments where you’ll be playing along. If you have a blog, leave a link. If you’re sharing on Instagram or Twitter, leave your handle. Let’s make this a cracker of a month!