Photo a day July: See the list & join the challenge

It’s July tomorrow. Tomorrow! Where has this year gone? It’s gone by in a blur of moving house and having fun, mostly. What about you?

A new month means one thing, another photo a day challenge. Are you ready to play along in July?

Here’s how to play:

1. Look at the list. What’s the prompt for the day? Let’s pretend it’s self portrait.
2. Take a photo of yourself, either in the mirror or some way else.
3. Upload your photo to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, your blog, Pinterest or where ever it is you want to share your photo. Use the hashtag #photoadayjuly so people can find your photos
4. Check out everyone else’s photos. Comment or like them!


Here’s a little more detail on the prompts, in case you need it:

1. Self portrait:
a photo of yourself that you’ve taken {get creative, take a photo of your reflection maybe?}
2. Busy: take a photo of something busy – the street, your to-do list, people shopping, just something that represents busy
3. Best part of your day: What’s the best part of your day? Your morning coffee? Seeing your kids or loved one? Going for a walk? Snap it and share it.
4. Fun: Shoot a picture of something fun or something you enjoy doing.
5. On the floor: Take a picture of something on the floor. Your feet, patterned tiles, toys, grass – what’s beneath your feet?
6. Chair: Take a photo of a chair you see in your travels or at home/work/school etc.
7. Garden: Take a photo of a garden, yours or someone elses!
8. Lunch: What’s for lunch today? Take a photo before you eat it!
9. Big: Take a photo of something big. Perhaps make it look bigger by getting down low and shooting it looking up?
10. Your favourite colour: What’s your fave colour right now? Take a photo of it.
11. Letter: Take a photo of a letter, perhaps one you get in the mail, one you wrote or even a letter from the alphabet {in a sign, or in a book or somewhere else!}
12. Texture: This is a toughy! Take a photo of something with texture; carpet, wood, a painting anything that has texture in it.
13. Open: Take a picture of an open sign, or something open; a door, a jar, anything that can be ‘open’!
14. Building: Take a photo of a building you see. It could be a big or small building.
15. Finger: Take a photo of a finger, yours, someone elses, a finger sign or even a toy finger or sorts.
16. Sign: Get creative! Find a sign {a street sign, someone doing sign language or even a sign of fate!}
17. Your addiction: What’s your guilty pleasure? What do you love? What are you addicted to? Share it!
18. Plate: Take a picture of of a plate, with or without food on it.
19. Animal/insect/pet: Take a photo of a little critter or a big critter today.
20. Eyes: Take a photo of eyes, on you, someone else, a pet or even a toy.
21. 9 o’clock: Take a photo of what ever you’re doing at 9am or 9pm. Your choice.
22. Upside down: Take a different look at the world. Take a photo upside-down or of something upside-down.
23. Mirror: Take a photo of a mirror, or or your reflection in the mirror.
24. A stranger: Be brave or sneaky. Take a photo of a perfect stranger.
25. Heart: Take a photo of a heart.
26. Sunshine: Shoot the sun! Easy!
27: On the road: Take a photo of something on the road; you driving, other cars, paint on the road or anything!
28. Cup: What’s your favourite cup to drink from? Or a trophy cup you won? Or a drink you had today. Shoot it and share it.
29. Last thing you bought: Was it something as exciting or toilet paper? Or something more extravagant? Share it!
30. Calm: Earlier in the month we shot busy, now let’s shoot something calm. What’s calm in your life today?
31. Toothbrush: Boring right? Make it interesting. Play with apps {if you’re using a smartphone} to make it more interesting. Have fun!

I look forward to seeing all your photos. Where will you be sharing them this month?


  1. says

    For the past two months, I share them on Instagram, Tumblr and Twitter. But since July is special month of mine, I plan to share them on my blog [maybe with few descriptions] as well.

  2. Michelle says

    I really enjoy playing along, thanks for the great daily pic tips :) if only Instagram would load…. It’s been down all day :(

  3. says

    Hi there ;)
    I’ve just found your blog because of this challenge and I love it! (Both the blog and the challenge^^)
    Your blog is amazing, it’s so inspirational! Going to follow you now :)
    I’ve seen this challenge quite often by now and I think in July I’ll actually be participating for the first time ;)

    Best wishes!
    xoxo Jenni

  4. says

    I just wanted to thank you for continuing to create these every month! I know it just started out as something small and fun for you, but it’s brought me nothing but pleasure since I discovered it mid-January. I think Instagram is by far my favourite iPhone app so everything about your challenge just radiates YAY for me. ;)

    So, yes, thank you for making this fun and for keeping it up for the rest of us this year. (I also love surfing the hashtags and seeing photos from all around the world! This is one way I get to travel outside of Canada on a regular virtual basis!)

  5. says

    I will join and will post my photo in my blog as well as in my facebook account. ^^

    I know this is going to be exciting. i still dunno if I can perfectly complete the 30 days as I have weekencd travels, but I will try my best to do so. ^^

  6. says

    Looking forward to another month of photos, and Summer hols start this month, so I have no excuse for missing any! I’m so pleased to still be keeping up with it (mostly!) – thanks for continuing to think up and post the prompts! My photos will be on my instagram @tpr and then blogged at the end of each week!

  7. Sarah Sofie says

    Love this idea, and did it last month as well. But instagram is pretty weird today, I can’t see my photos and it keep saying “can’t refresh feed”:-(

  8. Amanda says

    Going to be participating again this month; hopefully, I’ll be able to complete the month. Instagram: @thatmanda :)

  9. Charmaine says

    Looks like fun. Thanks for the ideas list. Sharing it with friends ard the world to participate. Hope i can take a photo a day.

  10. says

    I always have people ask me about this! I always send them your way. I post my shots on a Facebook group, on Instagram as well as my blog and I always link to you and the next months list.

    Thanks for all the hard work put into the list. You do such a great job.

    And the blog looks lovely! I can’t wait to hear how you like WordPress?

  11. Amy says

    Hi.. I keep meaning to start…since Jan! Ok do I’ve decided I’ll do 2 pics a day!
    I’m going to do Jul/Jun, Aug/May, Sept/April, Oct/Mar, Nov/Feb & Dec/Jan!
    That way I can play catch up with a fun twist! Eeek… 2 pics of myself today..
    Hmmm… I’ll see how this turns out & let u know!

  12. charmaine says

    Im thinking i might take them with my 365 day app, move and upload with instagram and post to my fb page. That way i have a monthly calendar record i can add to my blog later (i think) im not very techno savvy:) But i also wish to thank you for doing this, i played a couple of months then got sidetracked with life, but im back on board again:)

  13. says

    This sounds like a great idea. Thank you! I have just finished my Day 1 pic (it is july1 here in Australia) and will post it on my blog.

  14. says

    I’ve been participating since May on my blog and posting on Instagram using my iPhone. It hasn’t been perfect, as I’ve missed many days. But I keep striving. One of these months, I shall have a perfect month! Now, hopefully I will remember to take my photos each day!

  15. says

    This will be my 3rd month participating in this photoaday challenge!!!
    im sooooo addicted lol!! i love it, the best part is my boyfriend tries to help me with ideas for some of the subjects, so its kinda bringing me and him closer as well…. thanx for inventing this Chantelle!! u rock my sox off…. love ya work gurl, p.s im a follower on ur instagram – Rockstar_Tash :)

    oh and if u wanna check out my PhotoADayJune compilation, heres the link :)

  16. Aida says

    I just saw this challenge on a friends FB wall and decided to give it a shot and try it out.. I’ll be posting in instagram and Facebook..

  17. says

    I love photo projects and after watching my friends doing this I want to give it a try, too. It’s been a while since my last Photo A Day project.

  18. says

    I’ve wanted to try this ever since I started using Instagram but I forget about it until half-way through the month. I’m so excited I remembered on the 1st of the month this time! :-) I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s photos this month. Hopefully, I can remember to take all of mine! :-) {lol}

  19. Claire Barton says

    I had heaps of fun last month and just loaded my first pic for this month. I only missed one day last time so hopefully I can go the whole month this time. Thanks for the challenges, it has re-inspired my love for photography after so many years of it taking a back seat to everything else! Looking forward to all the pics. :)

  20. says

    What a fun challenge! I’m going to take it! My instagram name is erin_patrick and my twitter handle is @ErinPatrick! Woo hoo! This will be fun!

  21. says

    I’ve played around with this before but never managed a whole month. However as I take part in project 365 and run one of the British linkies for it, I’m using it as my prompt this month. Thanks!

  22. kerri says

    always wanted to play this and seeing as July is my birthday month no better month to start!!! yay!!! twitter and instagram will be the place I post.twitter @missyb29 instagram @missyb30

    have fun everyone!!

  23. says

    I’ve been wanting to participate in one of these challenges for a while now, but I always seem to forget what day it is…or what month it is…or where I am…

    Anyhoo…I’m so glad I stumbled onto this today! I can’t wait to play along!

  24. says

    Been posting these on my blog for about 4 months now and it helps me tell the story of my week in a unique way. Thanks for the inspiration!

  25. says

    My sister in law and I are going to play too, a good way for us to keep in touch since she is an ocean away.
    Love your new blog layout, am wondering whether I wasted my time setting up in blogger. Looks great!

  26. Bobbie says

    I love this idea! I’ve never been an instagram user but this has made me start using it! I’m hoping to make it all month! I never do well with project 365 so we will see!! Thanks!

  27. Kerrie says

    I have uploaded to my facebook page and my blog but how do I see other peoples photos?? (I am afirst timer and not quite sure what the hashtag bit is about. And also the link/)

  28. DOTTIE says

    I’ve done JUNE and I enjoyed it so much….so I guess I’ll do JULY also….This is one stress-buster! Thanks! :D

  29. says

    I made it thru the June challenge!!!! WOOHOO!!! I am not very good at completing these things usually but I persevered and am now starting on July. I was away for the last couple of days of June but was sure to post the rest of the photos this morning. Now, onward to July!!! I’ll be posting on Flickr as wendy0112. Thanks for doing this again. I love it!!!!! xoxo

    ~ Wendy

  30. Courtney says

    Where have I been? Under a rock? I loooove taking pictures, especially random pictures. And my newest addiction is Instagram. Can’t wait to get started. :)

  31. Teawench says

    I love this idea! I’m going to do this month on Twitter (@teawench) and if I stick with it maybe I’ll do boards on Pinterest.

  32. says

    OKay, I just posted the first two days pictures on Fickr. How do I let people know how to view them and how do I view others? I could post them to my blog. . . .Can someone help, this is my first time participating.


  33. says

    I have been wanting to join in with this challenge for months now but never managed, this month (although I’m two days late!) I will definitely be joining in! :)

  34. Jenn. says

    This is SUCH an awesome challenge! Unfortunately I don’t have Instagram but I’m totally going to do this.

  35. says

    I am joining in for the first time Chantelle!
    Excited to share photos on instagram and your July challenge.

    Thank you for encouraging us all….I am ready to go out and take some photos !!

    Kay Ellen

  36. says

    Can I start taking photos from today or wait until August? I created my blog yesterday so that’s why I couldn’t do this from the first of July. Answer (kinda) soon please! Hugs &kisses!’


  37. says

    This is so much fun, thanks for doing this again! This first time participating as well, can’t wait to see everyone’s photo update for this month ! Follow us on twitter (how2_guy) and instagram (sarah_tsao) Let the fun challenge begin :)

  38. Bec says

    I’m trying to play along and so far so good!! BUT I’m trying to move my photos from the general ‘instagram photos’ album on FB into it’s own “Photo a day – July” album but I can’t seem to work out how to get them to move.
    Any ideas?????

    • fatmumslim says

      That will only work if you publish them from your computer into the album, rather than straight from Instagram. :(

      • Anonymous says

        Bugger :-( Thanks for letting me know. It would be great if FB allowed that – My OCD tendencies make me want to have them all organized into monthly albums ;-)

  39. says

    I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you make this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz reply as I’m looking to design my own blog and would like to know where u got this from. thanks

  40. Lois says

    Please, can I ask everyone how they are storing their photos other than twitter, Facebook etc. great idea and am going to join in this month.

  41. Beth H. says

    I came across Photo A Day last month and started participating. I’m doing it this month also. Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy it. I always enjoy thinking about what I’m going to photograph for that day’s subject. I also love playing around with my camera to come up with the best photo of that subject. I’ve been posting my pics on Facebook.

    Thanks for doing this and I find myself looking forward to a new month of new items to photograph and share.

  42. says

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