June photo a day: Join in, have fun, get snap happy!

June photo a day challenge list

Hello! Hello! Hello! June is just around the corner now, and that means I’m almost a month older {Happy Birthday to me!} and it’s time to tackle a new month of photo-taking. If you’re new around these parts, jump on in. We’d love to have you. Just see below for all the details. And if you’re an old hat at this photo-a-day business, so nice to have you back again. x

How to play!

Playing along with photo a day is super easy:
Check out the June 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 ‘B is for..’ so share anything you see that starts with the letter B. 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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FMSphotoaday/
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 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}.
The lovely Doug has created prompts for us that we can download straight into our calendar, so we won’t forget.

To subscribe on iPhone/iPad/Android/Mac:
http://bit.ly/15KFbZw

To view on the web:
http://bit.ly/16Tad4H

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.

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. B is for…: Share a photo of something starting with the letter B.
2. A moment: You might have a special moment with someone you love, a little time to yourself. Just capture any moment from today and share it.
3. On my table: It’s likely that we’ll all come across a table at some point today. How can you capture what’s on the table? Get creative.
4. After dark: When the sun goes down, take a photo.
5. Environment: Today is World Environment Day, take a photo of your environment. This is our charity prompt for the month.
6. Transport: Be it a car, bike, skateboard, plane or another mode… capture transport.
7. Bright: Is it light? Is it smart? Capture bright.
8. An animal: From the teeniest of insects to an animal at the zoo, find an animal and shoot it. I mean take a photo, of course!
9. From down low: Get down low today and take a photo looking up.
10. You!: Show us you. Be discreet if you like. Or take a selfie. Or a photo of an old photo. Anything. Just show us you.
11. Something funny: What makes you laugh? A comic strip in the newspaper? A movie? A person?
12. 11 o’clock: At either 11am or 11pm take a photo of whatever it is you’re doing.
13. Kitchen: We all have a kitchen, so how will you take a photo to capture it. Black and white? Find a cooler kitchen to snap?
14. Texture: The sand at a beach? The knit in your scarf? A close-up of the hair on your dog? Capture texture.
15. From above: Stand on a chair, climb some stairs – just find a way to get high and take a photo looking down.
16. Family: It’s Father’s Day in some parts of the world, so share a photo of your family.
17. Centred: Put your subject matter in the middle of the photo. Make it front and centre!
18. Street: Take a photo of a street-scape.
19. Currently reading: Are you in the middle of a great book? Reading a sign on the street? Or a great blog? Share.
20. Cute: What’s your idea of cute? A person, a cat, or something else?
21. Lunchtime: What does lunchtime look like for you today? Are you eating alone? With others? Out? At home? At your desk? We wanna see!
22. Enjoying life: Today you have permission to go out and enjoy yourself. Do it!
23. Last: Interpret this as you please. How can you show ‘last’ in a photo?
24. Negative space: Negative space is where you leave a lot of blank space in a photograph to show off the subject in your picture. This site shows some great examples.
25. Sharp: This could be the blade of a knife, or a corner of a building, someone in a suit – or however else you want to interpret sharp.
26. Empty: This one pretty much explains itself, so how will you show empty.
27. Into the sun: Use the most beautiful light source in the world. You can shoot straight into it, or use something as a filter {a tree, a silhouette of a person…}
28. Red: Today is red nose day in Australia. Show us some red!
29. In my bag: Let’s take a sneak peek into what you’re carrying around. No bag? Show us what’s in your wallet or pocket instead.
30. Handwriting: Take a photo of handwriting. Maybe you’ll have to step away from the computer and pick up a pen!

Charity & reader prompts:

Our charity prompt this month is World Environment Day.
The theme for this year’s World Environment Day celebrations is Think.Eat.Save. Think.Eat.Save is an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that encourages you to reduce your foodprint. You can read more about the movement here.

& also we’ll be bringing awareness to Red Nose Day in Australia on June 28. Read more about it here.

The reader prompts this month have been suggested by:
On my table – Deepika
Last – Kristi
In my bag – Lauren

Thank you everyone!

You can suggest a reader prompt below:

Fill out my online form.

I look forward to seeing all your photos and getting a glimpse into your world.

Comments

  1. Nicole Jackson says

    I’ve decided to do the challenge thus month after talking myself out of it for the last few months. Really looking forward to it :)

  2. Trina Sargent says

    Quite excited about next month’s list, especially because I will be on vacation for the first eight days so will need to be just that little bit more creative! :-)

  3. Blythe says

    OK, I’m in this month – have tried a few times (the very first couple of months!). June is my birthday month, and the first prompt is perfect for me. I’m Blythe. B. Done. See you on Instagram, Chantelle!

  4. fulltimemomkl says

    Would anyone know how the phone prompt works? I clicked on the link, and got a page of text, do we need to save it some way or do something? Thanks in advance.

  5. renee says

    Hi Chantelle
    Do you know why I can’t see June’s ‘event’ on my phone or laptop (both mac) I have joined June’s photo a day event and I’ve posted photos the past two days (only by viewing a comment someone has left me & then I’m ‘on’ the event page & that’s how I’ve managed to post a photo) Maybe FB has changed something…..up-until the end of May the ‘events’ you’ve created every month, I’ve joined and I’ve been able post photos but for some reason it’s not happening this month…hope you can shed light as to why this may be?
    thanks x

  6. Romans5Three says

    Be careful shooting straight into the sun! It can burn your camera lens the same way out can your eyes. It just can’t look away when it gets to be too much.

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