Photo a day challenge: See the September list

It’s time! Each day this month stop for a moment. Just a moment. And find a little inspiration in your life. Take a photo. Share it. Be part of a big, happy, sharing family. It’s fun!

Here’s how to play:

1. Grab your camera or your smartphone

2. Look at the list. What’s the daily prompt? Let’s say it’s day one, so the prompt is YOU, NOW.

3. Take a photo of yourself. Or a photo of a photo. You can make it as abstract as you like.

4. Now you can either save the photo for yourself and now share. Or you can share. If you’re sharing, upload the photo to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest or where ever you’re sharing. The most common places to share are below. You can also share in one or all of them.

Facebook: Share on your own page, our on my Facebook page. You can see everyone sharing their photos here.
Twitter: Just upload your photo along with a tweet. Add the hashtag #FMSphotoaday
Instagram: Upload your photo using the Instagram app and add the hashtag #FMSphotoaday
Flickr: Add your photo to the Photo A Day group pool

5. Take a look at everyone else’s photos. Like and comment them. Be part of the community.

The hashtag for September is #FMSphotoaday, and you can also use #FMSphotoadaySEPT if you want to group your photos into months.

A little more detail about the prompts:

1. You, now: A photo of you at present. So a self-portrait. A photo of your reflection. Or a photo of a photo.
2. Father: It’s Father’s Day in Australia. Take a photo of your dad. A Dad. A father figure. Etc.
3. Far Away: Take a photo of something far away, as in distance or time-wise.
4. In my mailbox/postbox: Take a photo of something out of your mailbox, or inside your mailbox.
5. Bright: Take a photo of something bright. Or someone super smart. Or something just bright!
6. Every day: Take a photo of something from your every day, or something that happens every day.
7. Natural: Take a photo of something natural {in colour or else}.
8. At night: Take a photo at night.
9. Something you do most weekends: Do you sleep? Eat? Play? Party? Snap it.
10. Hero: Who do you look up to? Share.
11. Black + White: Shoot in black and white today.
12. Together: Snap a photo of something together, or something that belongs together.
13. Table: Take a photo of a table, or something on a table.
14. Favourite: Take a photo of something that you adore!
15. First thing you see: What’s the first thing you see when you wake? Get to work? Or go somewhere? Snap it. Share it.
16. Strange: Shoot something strange/unsual in your day.
17. In my fridge: Give us a glimpse into the state of your fridge.
18. Price: Snap a price, on an ad, a tag or somewhere else.
19. Underneath: Snap a photo of something underneath. Simple.
20. Man-made: The opposite to natural, kinda. Take a photo of something man-made.
21. Sometimes: What’s something that happens sometimes in your life? Shoot it.
22. Up: Look up. Snap. Share.
23. Before bedtime: What’s the last thing you do before bedtime? Or in the hour before bedtime? Shoot it.
24. 3 things: Take a photo of three things {objects or otherwise}.
25. Frame: Take a photo of something within a frame.
26. Near: Take a photo of something near.
27. Love/Hate: Take a photo of something you love/hate. It would be done by take two photos and combining them in one using an app {like picframe}, or sharing two photos.
28. A good thing: Take a photo of a good thing {something you saw, something love etc}.
29. Errand: Take a photo of a errand you’ve done, or need to do, or something else did.
30. You, then: Take a photo of you from the past {think childhood or even last month!}.

Have fun, and happy snapping! x


  1. Ranch Mama says

    You read my mind! I just got on the computer to see if you had posted this yet! Thank You! You are awesome!

  2. Lili Sulastri Zainal Abidin says

    Great challenge and even though I did not make it for the month of August, I hope to be able to make it for September. I shall upload them in recent blog This is my photo gallery. Do come by from time to time. Appreciate that very much.

  3. Verone Travis says

    I love this challenge and your providing the topics makes it easier. Thank for all the work and thought that goes into this project!

  4. Wendy McDonagh-Valentine says

    Hi there. I’ve been away for a week and couldn’t wait to see the new prompts for September!! I can’t tell you how much I love this photo challenge. It’s so hard to believe I started in June and am still going strong. I have a week’s worth of photos to catch up on but am definitely looking forward to it!! I will be posting my photos on Flickr at wendy0112. I’m looking forward to seeing the gorgeous photography of all of my friends that I’ve made thru the Flickr group and, hopefully, seeing some new people join in. Thanks so much, Chantelle!! xoxo

    ~ Wendy

  5. says

    This has been fun for me; I put down my DSLR and am using my phone for the photo’s and the challenges of that switch have taken a lot of thought. Thanks for putting this thing together and thanks for keeping it going.

  6. Timo says

    Now I noticed that #10 and #11 have swapped in pic and detail explanations. I did according to explanations as I copied it to my phone as a note.

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