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December Photo A Day 2014: Finish the year with a snap, bang & pop!

Fat Mum Slim /

Hello sunshine!

Today I’m bringing you the December Photo A Day, which has been designed by the clever clog Kylie of Birdy Num Num Designs. That girl is super clever with a pair of scissors! Thanks for designing our last list for the year.

Next year things are going to be changing up a bit, and I really excited about the changes. I’ll share what they are on the 1st of January. Sorry about the wait!

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Now onto the details for playing photo a day.

HOW TO PLAY PHOTO A DAY

Playing FMS Photo A Day is simple and fun, just take a daily photo and share it. Here’s a breakdown of how to play along:

♥ Grab your camera or phone or photo-taking-device.
♥ Look at the monthly list to find the prompt for the day. {The number corresponds to the date of the month}.
♥ Take a photo using the prompt as inspiration. So for December 1st, the prompt is FRUIT so just find something fruity and share it: bananas, apples, oranges, oh my!
♥ Now you’ve taken a picture, it’s time to share it. This is the fun part. You can share to whichever social media platform you like, for me I like Facebook and Instagram best, oh and Twitter too. Make sure you add the hashtag #FMSphotoaday to your caption so people can find you, and others know what you’re doing.

If you’re sharing on Facebook, you might like to join our Facebook group. It’s a big, lovable community of photo-taking-people. Click here to find it.
♥ Now you’ve shared, check out other people’s photos. You can check out the #FMSphotoaday hashtag on Instagram or Twitter to find them all. OR look at the Facebook group. It’s nice to comment and get to know other photo-takers too. We’re a friendly bunch.

If you’re playing using my Little Moments App, it will add the hashtag and prompt automatically to your caption when sharing to Instagram.

WHERE TO PLAY

I’ve touched on this above, but there are loads of places for you to upload your photo-a-day photos. Here’s a bit more details:

♥ Instagram: Just upload your photo, and 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 to the FMS Photo A Day Facebook group. You can join it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FMSphotoaday/
♥ 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.

HOW TO REMEMBER THE PROMPTS EASILY

I know it can be hard for people to remember to do photo-a-day each day, particularly for those just starting out. It takes 21 days to form a habit, so stick at it. Until then we have have these tips:
♥ The Little Moments App is the easiest way to remember how to play. It can send little daily reminders to your phone at the time of your choice. Or you can just open the App and get all the details in one click.

♥ The lovely Doug has created prompts for us that we can download straight into our calendar, so we won’t forget. Just click on the below to get them in your phone {the new prompts will be placed in the calendar before December 1st}.

To subscribe on iPhone/iPad/Android/Mac:
http://bit.ly/15KFbZw

To view on the web:
http://bit.ly/16Tad4H

WHAT’S THE FAB FOUR?

Each day I spend some time scrolling through the photos shared on Instagram and Facebook, selecting four from each platform to put a bit of a spotlight on. The Fab Four isn’t a competition. There is no prize. It’s just a way to share some of the awesome photos being shared for Photo A Day. The Instagram Fab Four will be shared in my Instagram feed daily, and will also be showcased in my App too.

Over on Facebook the lovely admins of the Facebook group select the Fab Four each day. You can find it pinned to the top of the group. The admins are Leesa, Barbara, Sarah, Kim and Natalie.
The prompts

The prompts are just a guide to inspire you to take a photo each day. You can interpret them however you like. Be creative. Have fun. Some people like a little more guidance, so I’ve shared below what I was thinking when I created the list. Hopefully it helps you a little.

1. fruit
Take a photo of something fruity!
2. grass
Head outside and take a photo. Get creative.
3. pop!
Share a photo of pop! Could be a balloon popping, or champagne or something else. It’s not as hard as you think.
4. free
It could be something that costs nothing, or something that is unrestricted.
5. me
Yes, you. It could be an old photo, or a snap taken today. Or if you’re a little shy, share a bit of you, or something you made.
6. joy is…
What’s joyful in your life? What brings you joy? Share it.
7. weekends are for…
What do you like to do on your weekends? Share a photo.
8. simple pleasure
What simple thing makes you happy? Watching the sunrise? That first cup of coffee? Share it.
9. decoration
Share a decoration, Christmas or otherwise.
10. closed door
Sounds boring, right? Don’t let it be. Look for doors as you go about today. Get down low. Take a step back. Be creative.
11. something red
Find something red and take a photo.
12. skyline
Where ever you are today, take a photo of the skyline {where land/buildings/water etc meets the sky}.
13. much loved
What’s something that’s been loved a lot? A toy, a piece of clothing? Or a place or food or person?
14. drink
Cheers! Take a photo of a drink today.
15. super!
Take a photo of something good, SUPER even!
16. beautiful
What’s beautiful in your life? Take a photo.
17. sunshine
Let’s hope the weather plays nice. Take a photo of sunshine.
18. sign
Take a photo of a sign, any sign.
19. something to be happy about
What is something that makes you happy?
20. food
Breakfast? Lunch? Dinner? Snack? Vegetables growing in your garden? Any food will do!
21. this is interesting
Take a photo of something that you find interesting.
22. ’tis the season to…
It’s the season to, be merry? To make snow angels? To go to the beach? To shop? To be silly? Share whatever you like to do at this time of year.
23. tree
Take a photo of a tree. A Christmas tree if you celebrate it.
24. colour
Find the brightest colours you can today, and take a photo.
25. celebration
Take a photo of a celebration. Or if you’re not celebrating, share a photo of something really good {worth celebrating} in your life.
26. animal
A pet? A wild animal? Share it.
27. i like…
What do you like? Share it.
28. book
A book, any book… take a photo and shate it.
29. i need less of this…
What do you need less of? Tell us. Show us.
30. us
Us is one or more people. Take a photo.
31. my best bit of 2014
Look back on the past year and share your very best bit. Happy New Year’s Eve!

Let’s get crack-a-lacking!

  • I love the design this month! Very clever 🙂
    I’m going to attempt to join in the challenge this time xx

  • Wow to Birdy Num Num! Love her designs. And Chantelle I can’t believe it’s the last month of the year!

  • I love your design! So bright and happy.:)

  • Janice

    Finally December! Looks fun 🙂

  • awww thanks so much for your lovely kind words everyone! and esp chantelle for having me be part of photo-a-day! Let’s have some photo fun ladies xx

  • Poornima

    This is such a beautiful list! I am definitely going to join 🙂

@Fatmumslim