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August Photo A Day 2016

Fat Mum Slim /

Hello! How are you? Brilliant, I hope.

Today I’m just popping in quickly to share the August Photo A Day list. I know some of you will welcome it as a fresh change from July’s Alphabet Month. I hope you enjoy the new challenge for August.

Hey Happy Snapper! Want to get creative and try the photo a day challenge? Here's the list for August. Join us!

HOW TO PLAY

+ 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 Colourful.., so all you have to do is take a photo of something colourful!
+ 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!

August Photo A Day 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. COLOURFUL
    Take a photo of something bright and filled with colours.
  2. MONEY
    Show off money. It’s great to see all the different types of money around the world.
  3. SHADOW
    Take a photo of a shadow, perhaps your own?
  4. GEOMETRIC
    Geometric means lines and shapes. Can you show that in a photo? Hint: Search for lines, triangles, squares!
  5. SIDE BY SIDE
    Take a photo of something together. Perhaps two people? Salt and pepper?
  6. FLORAL
    Yep, flowers. Take a photo of something floral.
  7. CLOUDS
    Look up. What are the clouds doing today? Take a photo.
  8. FENCE
    What’s the most interesting fence you can find today? Find one and take a photo.
  9. DRAW
    This might be a chance for you to get creative. Draw something!
  10. BLUE + WHITE
    Take a photo of something blue and white.
  11. MEAL TIME
    Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Show us what meal time looks like at your place.
  12. AN ACT OF KINDNESS
    Perform an act of kindness and share it! Tip a busker, leave a happy note, tell someone something nice.
  13. SALTY
    Take a photo of something salty – the ocean, dinner, the sea air.
  14. KITCHEN
    Take a photo of a kitchen, or part of a kitchen.
  15. DELICATE
    Delicate means that something is fine or can be easily broken. Share a photo of something delicate.
  16. WRITTEN
    Earlier this month I made you draw, now it’s time to write. Take a photo os something written.
  17. I’M OBSESSED WITH…
    What are you obsessed with right now? Take a photo and share it.
  18. EARLY
    This could be anything – the early morning, you being early for an appointment or meeting. Share a photo of something early.
  19. LATE
    This could mean late in the day, or perhaps you could show late by someone rushing, a bus running past or another way.
  20. BRIDGE
    I am so excited about this one. Let’s show off bridges from all around the world. Go!
  21. LEGS
    Legs of a person, doll, toy, table, chairs, animal. Which will you choose?
  22. HAPPY
    Take a photo of someone or something happy – or perhaps something that makes you happy.
  23. SAD
    Take a photo of someone or something sad – or perhaps something that makes you sad.
  24. ANGRY
    Take a photo of someone or something angry – or perhaps something that makes you angry {remember to try to not be offensive!}.
  25. SCARED
    Take a photo of someone or something scared – or perhaps something that makes you scared.
  26. EXCITED
    Take a photo of someone or something excited – or perhaps something that makes you excited.
  27. LUCKY
    Do you have something that makes you feel lucky? Or a lucky charm. Take a photo.
  28. HAT
    Find the best hat you can today, and take a photo.
  29. LIFE
    Take a photo of life. It could be a growing plant, a newborn baby, part of your everyday life or any other way you want to capture life.
  30. UMBRELLA
    Yes, it’s as simple as that. Maybe an umbrella in your cocktail? Or an umbrella to protect you from the weather.
  31. SUNSET
    Watch the sunset today and share it.

Have fun! x

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  • Rom

    Hi Chantelle. I must congratulate you. I have done the July photo challenge, I also compete with a mental illness on the daily and having something to look forward to like this, really, is something special. I’m able to express myself, through my photography and leave a spiel about my life thanks to you. it truly does give something meaningful to my life. I appreciate it and I appreciate you

    • I congratulate you right back. What a great investment you’re making in your creativity, happiness and health. Keep it up! xx

  • Jan Walinck

    Hi Chantelle
    I am loving this challenge and haven’t missed a day yet .? When I try to download the prompt link for smartphones for August I am getting a list for many months and possibly for last year as the August prompts don’t match up. Can you tell me what I might be doing wrong please?
    Thanks
    Jan

    • Jan Walinck

      Any suggestions for me? ?

  • Kari N

    I’ve been going strong since January! When is the photo a day app going to be available for Android? I just got an email about another app that’s just for iphones. Come on, not everyone has an iPhone.

    • Oh yay! Congrats on keeping at Photo A Day, that’s a huge achievement.

      Thanks for your feedback on the App too! x

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