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April Photo A Day Challenge 2016

Fat Mum Slim /

Hello!

This ain’t no April Fool joke! A new Photo A Day month is REALLY happening. ?

I hope it inspires you to get snapping!

April Photo A Day Challenge 2016

HOW TO PLAY ON INSTAGRAM

+ Playing along is really simple! Just look at the list each day and take a photo using the prompt as inspiration. So, for example, Day 1 is Yellow. So all you have to do is take a photo of something yellow. Easy!
+ You can then share your photo on either Facebook or Instagram or both! To share on Instagram, just upload with the hashtag #FMSphotoaday and you’re done {more details below if you need them though!} and to share on Facebook, upload to your personal page or jump into our Facebook group and share there.

HOW TO PLAY ON INSTAGRAM

+ Simply upload the photo to Instagram, add a caption {you could mention the day and the prompt in the caption}, add the hashtag #FMSphotoaday and then publish.
+ Check out the #fmsphotoaday hashtag to see all the other photos. Like them. Comment on them. Be part of the community.
+ Each day a Fab Four is picked from the photos shared on Instagram for the challenge. It’s four photos that have captured our attention from each prompt. Check the feed {@littlemomentsapp} to see the photos.
+ Due to some spam issues on Instagram, we’re introducing the daily hashtag as well. We’re doing this because spammers are jumping on popular hashtags and sharing photos not relevant to our challenge. I’d encourage you to use both the #FMSphotoaday hashtag and the daily hashtag from the list below. If this is too complicated for you {I get it!} just use the #FMSphotoaday hashtag and be on your way. Alternatively, my App {The Little Moments App for iPhone/iPad} generates the daily hashtag for you automatically so it takes all the thinking out of it for you!

April Photo A Day Challenge 2016

HOW TO SHARE ON FACEBOOK

+ Upload the photo to Facebook – you can either share on your personal page, on your business page {if you have one} or in our Facebook Photo A Day group {you’ll be added within 12 hours of requesting}, add a caption {you could mention the day and the prompt in the caption} and then publish.
+ Check out the photos shared in the group, or among your friends. Comment, like and be part of the photo-taking community.
+ Each day a Fab Four is picked from the photos shared in our Facebook group for the challenge by our lovely admin team. It’s four {or more} photos that have captured our attention from each prompt. The photos are made into a collage, shared and pinned to the top of the group.

HOW TO REMEMBER THE PROMPTS EASILY

+ For all devices and PC, we upload the prompts which you can download automatically into your phone or PC calendar. For Smartphones & Mac Calendar, click here. For HTML for web viewing, click here.
+ You can also print out the list, save it as your screensaver or save it to your camera roll.
+ If you’re a lucky iPhone or iPad owner, you can use the Little Moments App to remind you of what the prompts are, as well as make your photos a bit fancy. You can grab the App here.

If you want more help with the prompts, and ideas of what to take photos below, read on:

1. YELLOW
Yellow is such a beautiful colour. Take a photo of something yellow and share it. Banana, pineapple, sun, anything yellow!

2. LOOKING DOWN
Take a photo looking down. You might like to get up high {climb a mountain, or get up on a chair} and look down on the world.

3. STARTS WITH A
Simply find something that starts with A and take a photo of it. It’s like an alphabet treasure hunt!

4. COOL
Cool can mean something that’s trendy and hip, or something cool in temperature. Take a photo of either of those.

5. THANK YOU
What are you grateful for? Why not take time today to say thank you to someone – buy flowers, make a card, say thank you and take a photo of it.

6. A BUILDING
No matter where you live: country, city, or elsewhere… take a photo of a building you see today.

7. I SAT HERE
Where did you go today? Where did you sit? Take a photo.

8. PAIR
A pair is a set of two things. Take a photo of two things that go together.

9. I FOUND THIS
What did you find today or a day gone by? Share it in a photo.

10. FRAGRANT
Fragrant is something that has a strong or sweet smell {roses, cooking, perfume…}. Take a photo of something fragrant.

11. NATURAL
Something natural is something that isn’t made by humans. Look around today and find something natural to take a photo of.

12. HOLE
When we’ve done this prompt before, people have been so clever. Look for a hole and take a photo of it. You could even cut a hole in some paper and get creative!

13. CARD
This could be a greeting card, a business card, or any type of card. Take a photo!

14. FRESH
What do you think of when you think of fresh? I think of beautiful, bright green herbs. Find something fresh and take a photo of it.

15. A LOGO
We see logos everyday as we go about – so share one you see today.

16. GLASS
Glass windows, drinking glasses, water as still as glass. Take a photo of glass today.

17. HOME-MADE
What’s something that was made at home? It doesn’t need to be made by you… but just needs to be home-made.

18. OPEN
It’s not closed, but open. Take a photo of something open. Or perhaps it’s an ‘open’ sign hanging on a door of a shop?

19. MY CITY
Where do you live? Where is the city to you? {Perhaps you don’t live near a city, don’t stress… just take a photo of where you live}.

20. ENTRANCE
This is a gate, pathway or door that allows access to somewhere. Share an entrance today.

21. CUT
Chop! Cut! Take a photo of something cut, or being cut, or something that cuts.

22. EARTH
Today is Earth Day! Take a photo of something earth-y!

23. ARROW
As soon as you start looking for arrows, they will appear. Take a photo of an arrow.

24. MY FAVE FOOD
What’s your favourite food? Take a photo and share it {the photo, not the food… I wouldn’t make you share your favourite food}.

25. OUT OF THE BOX
Out of the box can mean two things. Something being taken out of a physical box. Or something that’s a little bit different and creative. Choose one and take a photo.

26. THE SKY
Look up and take a photo of the sky.

27. MESSY
Not tidy! Show us mess!

28. SEASON
Some people might like to take photos of salt and pepper, others might like to take a photo of the season {Spring or Autumn}.

29. MAN MADE
This is not natural, but something made by man {a bridge! Road! So many things!}. Take a photo and share it.

30. BOOK
What are you reading at the moment? Take a photo and share it.

  • Maryse Alvis

    Hi Chantelle,

    So pleased to see the month’s worth of prompts back – however long that has been happening for! 😉 I found I didn’t find the time to get back/ upload the weekly prompts, so really looking forward to “playing” again. I love the “mindfulness” that focusing on one prompt for the day brings – thanks again for helping facilitate this :):)

    BTW, good luck with maintaining sanity without hubby at home!

    Cheers, Maryse

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