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December Photo A Day: Let’s end the year with a bang, shall we?

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December photo a day

How to play!

Playing along with photo a day is super easy:
Check out the December 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 ‘red’ so go ahead and find something red to take a photo of. At this time of year there’s a lot of red around, so it should be easy peasy.
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: Now that Facebook has hashtags, simply add the hashtag #FMSphotoaday when you share your photos and you’ll be able to see which of your friends are playing along too. It’s cool!
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. They’re ready now. Just click the links below to get them!.

To subscribe on iPhone/iPad/Android/Mac:

To view on the web:

What’s the fab four?

Each day I take some time to go through the photos shared on Facebook and Instagram and choose 4 fab photos to share with the community, to put a spotlight on some pretty cool photos that have been shared.

Since I’ve had a bub the kind admins of the FMS Photo A Day group have taken charge and are choosing the Fab Four for the rest of the year.

I’m back on Instagram picking the Fab Four there.

To be in the ‘running’ to have your photo selected, just share in either the Facebook group or on Instagram with the hashtag #FMSphotoaday and you might soon see your picture in the spotlight!

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. Red: Find something red, snap it and share it. This is also our charity prompt for the month.
2. Where I stood: Where ever you are, we want to see it.
3. Silver: Just like there’s a lot of red around, perhaps you’re seeing more silver too. Snap and share it.
4. Tiny: Take a photo of something tiny, or perhaps go back to our perspective technique and make something LOOK tiny.
5. In the cupboard: Perhaps you’ve hidden presents in the cupboard or want to show off your pantry. Any cupboard will do. Be creative. How can you make something so ordinary look more interesting?
6. Shadow: Take a photo of a shadow.
7. 6 o’clock: 6am or 6pm, take a photo of whatever you’re doing at that time.
8. I shop here: Whether you’re buying gifts, or groceries – share where you shop.
9. This is the weather today: What a fun way to see how the weather differs around the world. How’s the weather where you are today?
10. R is for…: Find something starting with R and share it.
11. Green: Find something green today and share a photo of it.
12. Joy is…: What creates joy in your life? Share it.
13. Composition: This is our photography technique post. Stay tuned for a post with details on how to achieve it!
14. Drink: This time of year is all about eating, drinking and being merry, right? Share a drink photo.
15. Lights: Share a photo of some lights.
16. Makes you feel merry: What makes you feel happy? We want to see it.
17. Tree: Whether it’s a Christmas tree, or a part of nature – we’d love to see your tree today.
18. Big: Earlier in the month we shot tiny, now find something BIG to capture in a photo.
19. ‘Tis the season to…: Dance? Eat? Give? Love? Laugh? What do you think?
20. I’m listening to…: What can you hear right now?
21. On the door: Take a photo of something on a door.
22. Sparkly: Twinkle, twinkle… can you show sparkly in a photo?
23. Tradition: Show a tradition, whether it’s new or old, part of what your family does or something else.
24. Wrapped: Take a photo of something wrapped. It could be a burrito or a gift {or something else}. Easy!
25. Best bit of your day: Merry Christmas to you {if that’s how you celebrate!}. Show me the best bit of your day today.
26. Where you slept: At this time of year lots of people travel or stay with family, so I thought it would be cool to see where everyone slept last night.
27. What you’re doing now: What are you doing today? Or even right now? Share it.
28. Something awesome: Share something completely awesome.
29. Reflect: Best bit of 2013: When you look back at the year gone by, what’s one of the best bits that happened? How can you share that in a photo?
30. You: Let’s see one of your last selfies for 2013! Go on.
31. Celebrate: Hopefully you’re celebrating the end of a fab year and bringing in a new one. Show us how you’re celebrating.

Our charity prompt this month is RED for World Aids Day. You can read more about it here.


  • Marian

    Day 29 is supposed to say ‘Reflect’, right? Just though I’d point that out for you:)

    • Fixed the typo. Thanks for pointing it out. 🙂

      • MelBel

        Day 13 in the calendar shows as tradition – no wonder my photo was so different lol

  • Sarah Elizabeth Allison

    Super exciting about the prompts for the calendar !!
    But I added them to the wrong calendar in my phone – How do I unsubscribe or change the calendar I initially picked ???

    • Personally, I’m not sure – but I googled and got this:

      I hope that helps!

      • Sarah Elizabeth Allison

        Thanks Chantelle. Unfortunately that only deletes the event for one day at a time. I will have to do some investigating. If I figure it out I will comment and let you knew.

  • Well…I have yet to complete one. I always start then wimp out somewhere in the middle. Let’s see if I get through December!

  • Janine

    Prompt link for android doesn’t seem to work. 🙁

    • xOjox

      Same for me, I’m going to save it as my phone wallpaper 🙂

    • Dang. Have you tried copying the link and pasting it, rather than clicking it? That works for some.

      Otherwise I’m so sorry. We’re busy working on the App to make life easier. 🙂

  • caroline

    Love your blog, very inspiring!!
    I’ll be posting my pictures for this on my blog

    It’d be great if you guys checked it out! 😀

  • andrespildistab

    You can find my photos here:
    Thank You and have fun! 🙂

  • Ashleigh Sarah Parfuss

    I Love your blog and love your picture prompts. I’m joing the December one as the last one I did was MAY!! I know where did the year go!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Corlie Mortimer

    I love this, i just joined in yesterday! Thanks for setting it up it looks like a lot of fun 🙂

  • Stacey Sherwood

    Just want to say thank you for the calendar addition. I think that may be what gets me back on board on a regular basis. Looking forward to it.
    Can you please remind me if there are new prompts each year or do you go back over

  • Laura
  • Christine

    I’m having problems with the website. Yesterday I could access it but today I got the message that the web site moved to a new server and I should clear my DNS responder cache. Than I would be able to access the new web site again.
    I was in doubt if I could trust them, they gave directions what I should type in my terminal(mac) to be able to clear the cache but I went ahead anyway. Brave 😉
    Everything went fine and I am now able to see and comment again but the images are still missing. Luckily I used the ‘add to events’ yesterday so I have eit on my iPhone calendar but the image was handy to have on my iMac.
    I’m sure they will come back at some point but just wanted to let you know. I’m in Oregon, Pacific NorthWest coast, USA.

    • Thanks. I’ve been having a bit of trouble with my site… nothing malicious. So yes, it’s safe. Should be back up properly in a couple of hours. x

      • Christine

        Yay! The images are back! I knew it would take a little while before the would show up again. Great service from your hosting company to explain what to do to get the site back. Worked like a charm.

  • Erin

    Hi! I love your photo a day! I tried subscribing to the calendar for my iPhone and it doesn’t want to let me add any day but the current day…

  • Steve

    What a great challenge….here are my catch up entries and I’m ready to take one very day now:

  • Bellamuma

    for those of us who like to plan ahead, day 13 is fast approaching. Any idea when the post explaining the technique for composition will be available? TIA

  • The Girl Next Door

    Hey there! Have you shared the pointers for ‘Composition’ already? I seem to have missed your post!

  • Sofia

    Hi, Tomorrow is the 13th! Anyone have any idea when the explanation of ‘Composition’ is….

  • Just came across your site & might have to give your photo challenge a try. When I 1st looked at your site I thought it said fatmuslim

  • Rose

    I just downloaded the calender prompts and they are not what it says Decembers are on your site..