February photo-a-day challenge

This past month has been full on for me. I’ve jumped back into work, feet first and loads more has been going on too. The highlight for me has been January photo-a-day. It’s been brilliant. I’ve loved seeing into other people’s lives. The internet is pretty magical sometimes.

I’ve been asked about a hundred times to create a February photo-a-day, and I pretty much always do as requested, so I’ve created another one for February. I’ll be creating one each month, because I’m enjoying it so much. I know how easy it is to get photo-a-day fatigue though, so if you can’t fathom another month of photos … take a break and come back another month. I’ve also got something to share later this week for those that want to try something a little bit different. Stay tuned.

So … drumroll please … here’s February’s photo-a-day challenge:

How to take part in February photo-a-day:

1. Using the list as inspiration, take a photo each day.
2. Share it on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #FEBphotoaday. You can also share on your blog or on Facebook … or even keep the photos privately for yourself.
3. Check out other people’s photos and like them or comment on them.

Note: The list is purely for inspiration, however you interpret the daily prompt is up to you. There are no hard and fast rules. For instance for day 22, if you don’t officially ‘work’ and are a mum or looking for work – then show something that you consider to be work (or a chore perhaps). It doesn’t have to be office stuff … it’s as loose as you want or need it to be. Just have fun and enjoy!

Also, numbers 20 + 27 were the same in the original list I posted this morning. Please note I have switched the list out.

And remember, for those with photo-a-day fatigue … stay tuned for a little something-something later this week.

Did you take part in January? Will you be taking part in February?

208 thoughts on “February photo-a-day challenge”

  1. I just found January's last night — and I'm excited to see February's posted!

    I'm getting married on February 29th (yayyy for a leap year!) & I'm going to pick back up on blogging, so I think it'd be a fun year for me to do this! 🙂

    Thank you so much for making these & I can't wait to see more! I really love your blog!

  2. Yes!!! I am LOVING the January PAD Challenge and was hoping it would continue, thank you!!

    You've done such a great job with it, and to have so many people participating… You should be proud.

    Cannot wait!


  3. Yayyy!! Aw I'm so excited! I just wrote in my weekly challenge blog post that I didn't know what I was going to photograph in Feb, so you've made me very happy 🙂 Can't wait to see everyone's photos!

  4. I've been doing the January one on my blog too, such a great idea and I've been having fun. Will definitely be doing February, but might post a whole weeks worth just one day a week. Sometimes having to get on everyday and post a photo gets a bit time consuming. If only I had an iPhone and instagram, would be much easier!

    Thanks for such a great idea x

  5. I think I may just have to play along. I just received a new iPhone so I'm going to have to use it now. Should be loads of fun.


  6. I´m a little bit behind with my january photo a day, because I did not found you earlier, but I enjoy this photo challenge SO MUCH! I shurely will participate in February too! Thanks for helping me beeing more creative every day! greetings from germany, geisslein

  7. Woohoo! And thank you for the large image – I made the Jan pic my desktop wallpaper and have been crossing off each day as I take the photo. Thrilled that you've set up my inspiration for Feb too 🙂

  8. i adore this1 i do so much better when I have a list to abide by! and most days, I try to get creative, and come up with something fun, other days, I'm scrambling to get a photo done – mostly cuz of work! but alas, I look forward to doing at least one photo a day!

  9. I never considered myself to have an addictive personality but the Janphotoaday has certainly bought that out in me. I'm hooked and I'm loving it. So whether I like it or not I'm pretty sure the Febphotoaday challenge will take hold of me as well. Thanks for coming up with such a great idea, seems as though the whole world is participating-well done!!

  10. I've been taking part on my tumblr, and will definitely be doing Feb [and hopefully the rest of the year!]
    PS. I like that the something new is on my birthday, should be easy 😛

  11. Hi I've been doing the janphotoaday challenge and I'm loving it thank you so much! I've even made some lovely new friends via my blog and instagram. The internet really is amazing.
    Some of the posts have really surprised me. Letterbox has been my favourite so far and yet I didn't think it was going to be that interesting. I love seeing different peoples take on the words and the fact they are from all over the world. the Australia sky shots couldn't have been anymore different from the UK ones! I'm very excited about February challenge already! xx

  12. Love the photo challenge and I look forward to participating throughout feb.
    Thank you for the challenge and the ideas. I actually declared on my blog at the beginning of Jan to load a photo a day and my blog and this challenge has helped me come up with ideas on what to take.
    Thank you
    V xx

  13. I have loved the prompts for January, my Mum has been following along to and it's been so great to do this challenge with her, we have loved it. I am now hoping to get my aunt and bestie involved for feb! thank you so much for doing this and it has been so amazing to watch wothat other people have been photographing on instagram!

  14. It's been so much fun. Thank you for creating it. I'm looking forward to next month too, although it's created a bit of a problem…I'm so wanting an iphone now 🙂 It's so much better than my ipod and easier than my Sony 🙂

  15. I have loved this… something i have actually stuck to.. only one day i didn't post!! Its a fabulously easy way to share your world and learn about others… its been fab… look forward to hearing your new thing coming up! Ill be staying tuned 🙂 xx

  16. ooooh yay!!! I was waiting for this list…a part of me (the organised side) likes to see the list in advance and maybe mentally prepare. The chaotic lifestyle side of me thinks maybe it would be more fun if you posted the days subject each day so the pics are more spontaneous? Food for thought maybe? I'll be participating regardless and have loved Jan so far! Thanks Telle xo

  17. Count me in for feb too! i'm working on jan…catching up in a few spots but nonetheless, gets my camera working!

    i've enjoyed all the photos! thanks for doing this!

  18. Count me in for Feb too! Somewhat a novice when it comes to Photo challenges (blog challenges in general) but sounds too fun to resist (especially with a new Xmas Camera)!


  19. Glad this is still going~ I was afraid I was going to have to make stuff up! I have been participating thru January, and fully intend to keep going, as long as you do. Even if you don't, I will…Thanx!

  20. YEAH! Yes, I've been playing along in January. I recently discovered Instagram and this has me using my iPhone camera a lot more. I'm loving joining in the fun. I also share many of my photo's on Friday's with the InstaFriday link up party (from Instagram pics).

  21. Taking part in Jan Photo A Day, although I'm a little late at times. Looking forward to having ago at Feb too!!

  22. Hurray! I've been photographing every day and I love it! Thank you so much for having the idea and sharing it, and I love that it's gone so viral all over the world!! Aussie Power! 134,406 pics on Instagram as of right now (after only 23 days may I add) and counting! I will definitely be continuing on through February!! I hope you all keep playing along in Feb!

  23. So excited! Thank you!! My friends and I came up with a “back up” plan in case a list wasn't provided for Feb.

  24. I can't wait for February! I'm doing January, even tho I jumped in late, but I'm enjoying it soooooo much! So glad you're doing one every month!

  25. I had a lot of fun doing January challenge although not all cause I discovered it a little bit later, February will be a blast, can't wait to take pics ^^
    Warm greetings from the Philippines ^^

  26. I did one day in January and then I just forgot 🙁 BUT I want to do february for sure and I will use instagram this time in stead of DSLR. Should make things easier. And I will print the list and tape it to my bathroom mirror! That should work!

  27. This looks good. I used the 365project. org site for awhile but never remember to every day. Maybe I can stick to it for a month lol

    No Twitter so Ill post on facebook. How can I share it if not on twitter?


    ps. Im new to blog sites but they look great!

  28. The February list looks great and I just wanted to say a big thanks for getting me back into blogging again. I joined half way in January and having a blast with the challenge. Awesome!!!

  29. I didn't take part in January but I was meaning to. I just lost track of time. I know I could have started late but my OCD won't allow it, so I was very glad when you said you were putting together one for Feb. I won't forget this month!

  30. I have enjoyed January's photo challenge so much, so i am definitely going to continue with February's list.

    It has been amazing to follow the number of tagged pictures grow on instagram.

  31. Thank you so much for your hard work on putting these photoaday challenges together! It's been a real source of inspiration for me in seeing the fabulous in my everyday life!
    Thank you!!!

  32. I was actually planning to do a photo a day for all 366 days this year on my own, so when I saw your January photo a day challenge on January 1, it was even better. I love having a theme challenge of what beauty to look for in that day, and then watching everyone else's interpretation too. Plus, I just happen to be totally addicted to Instagram, so this makes it even better to connect with more people. So happy you are doing the rest of the months too!

  33. I wasn't around the first week of January so missed the Jan Photo A Day start, but so fun watching it! I'm excited to take part next month and may just have to start with the end of this month's challenge. 😉

    We met at BlogHer in San Diego by the way and I'm excited to see your blog has spurned so much international conversation and photos! 🙂

  34. Dear Chantelle,

    What a great idea. I did a challenge in 2009 called 'Three Photos A Day' and it was life changing. I'm currently doing a photo project called 'This is what unemployment looks like' as I (you guessed it) look for a job. I am SO excited to take part. Count me in! Although, I don't do twitter or such. I'll just post on my Facebook album. Thanks agin for the inspiration.

  35. I have been taking a photo a day during Jan, sometimes following the list and sometimes just one that fitted with my day, I love having it here for inspiration on those seemingly did-nothing days! Thanks so much, hoping to do it a bit more to-the-list in Feb!

  36. So are these just iPhone or is big camera allowed? Some of the girls from my evolve group have done January and loved it … It is interesting to see all the connections and they think it is awesome that I did explore with you … I love the collage … I still would love to know what you are using to create it ….

  37. I also didn't know about this in January but became aware of it through a friend on Instagram. I will definitely be joining in for February! Can't wait! Thanks so much!

  38. I LOVE your challenge of daily photos. I have found your post through Susan from Tea Diary. She participated for January. I think I will join you for February. It looks like a lot of fun.
    Your blog is very interesting and I would like to start following you. I hope that you will follow me also at Down Memory La La Lane.
    Thanks for all the good challenges.

  39. Hi, I just found your blog yesterday and I love this photo a day idea! I'm planning on starting a 365 photo challenge on Feb 1st and your challenge will be a brilliant way to get me started! Thanks x

  40. Just wanted to let you know that there is a fabulous website ShutterCal.com that allows you to upload your daily picture and see it in a calendar form. Much nicer than a blog, IMHO. I've been taking a picture-a-day for 3 1/2 years and I owe lots to ShutterCal for the encouragement. Thanks for the list. Looks fun!

  41. hello Chantelle this challenge's realy fun. I lost january bus defenitly i'll in February, the mounth of love 😀
    I also join you at facebook
    Kisses from Portugal

  42. I am pretty pumped about this……. I did not know about jan. but totally on board for Feb. and rest of year!! Will be posting the photos on my blog! And will definitely post a link to here!!

  43. I am super pumped to start this! i just found your blog through harpers happenings, I'm excited to be a new follower! Great idea and creative prompts, it's fun to think outside the box and see other peoples interpretations.

  44. I love this idea! I did not take part in January {actually recently discovered your blog} but I will be taking part in Feb. Thanks for the inspiration!

  45. I don't know how I have yet to come across your blog or instagram, but I'm so glad I have! I love your february list and I can't wait to start!!

  46. Oh yeah!! I just found your January challenge and was bummed that January is almost over so I couldn't really join in. I'm definitely going to do February! Thanks for the inspiration!! 🙂

  47. I had SUCH A FUN TIME attempting your January photo-a-day challenge. Mid January I was already looking forward to the February challenge!!

    BRING IT ON!!!! 🙂

    I will continue to post my pictures on my blog:

    you'll find them all under the photo challenge tag!

    Some of these really stirred the creative juices… then there are others where I drew a total blank, but that's OK too. I think as of today I have only skipped three of the 28 so far this month.
    ~Mrs. R

  48. Hello!!! I just found your blog/photo challenge through 'A Night Owl' & will definitely be joining the February challenge!!! I am SO excited!!!!! 🙂

  49. Love this. Thanks again so much for creating the list. I've done January (can't believe there are only 2 days left) and am excited to keep going but I think I'll do a different twist. I've also decided to participate in Project Life and am going to attempt to create a two page scrapbooking layout for each week of the year. For February, I think I might take one suggestion from your list for each week (ie: something from numbers 1-7 to use as inspiration for week 1 and something from numbers 8-14 to use for week 2 and so on). I'm going to give it a shot for this month anyways and see how it goes. Thanks again. I am loving this – it has given me such a “boost” with my photography and scrapbooking.

  50. This just MADE MY DAY !! I took part in January (started a little late), and was challenged to it by a friend. We were just chatting saying we wished there was a February list, and BAMMMM she shoots me the link. Thank you so much for creating this fabulous challenge for us all : )

  51. Really looked forward to taking the photos in Jan. Not sure whether I can commit to Feb but having seen the list, I might not be able to resist…

    Instagram looks cool but I don't have an iphone (yet) so whatever I do it'll just be on my blog for now.

  52. I need a little project to break out of a blog rut, and this seems just simple enough for me to actually stick with.. I followed a blog friend through January, so this time I'll participate too! Thanks for putting this out there.

  53. Hello! I found your blog because of the #JANphotoaday challenge and I recently came back to see if you'd posted something for the upcoming month. I was delighted to see you had and so I shared the challenge on my tumblr blog. [http://thegirlkyle.tumblr.com/post/16582112805/ive-been-trying-and-failing-to-keep-up-with-the] Not sure if you've seen a spike in your traffic, but in less than 2.5 days it received over 1,000 likes or reblogs! 🙂 Just thought you might like to know you've gained a presence on another blogging platform.

    Have a wonderful day!

  54. I love your blog, but i somehow forgot checking on it….
    Anyways! i started reading it again yesterday and fell in love with it all over again!

    And i'm sooo gonna take part in the challenge! My name on instagram is sparksandsequins 🙂 It would mean a lot if you followed me on there.
    I also did a post about the challenge on my blog and linked yours. it would mean the world to me if you checked out my blog and please leave me some feedback. I'd love to know your opinion on my blog!

    Stay beautiful,

  55. Super excited to do this one! I did your January one and couldn't find the source of it and here I am!
    I missed a few last month but will try better this time. I plan to make a book at the end of the year. I think it would be cool to see. This month my son asked me to join me. So I loaded Instagram on his iPod and we will both be doing the Feb photo challenge!
    I uploaded all jan photo-a-days to a Flickr set here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kgilbertphotos/sets/72157628922179705/
    I set the image of the photo list as my locking screen on my iPhone that way I always have the list handy 🙂 No excuses this month!
    Thanks for putting this fun little thing together.

  56. Hi! New here, first time on your blog. Found this challenge through the interwebs, naturally. Since everyone seems to be on this train, I obviously have to get on too.

    Looking forward to participating.

  57. I didn't join in on January's, cause I've just found your blog thru grumbles&grunts… i am already doing a year of photos this year, so a month of themes would be nice 🙂 Definitely joining in! 😀

  58. I stumbled upon your blog when visiting a friends blog. Love how you have the photo a day challenge set up and will be joining in Feb. I will update pictures once a week on my blog 🙂 Thanks for sharing this great idea!

  59. Stumbled upon your Instagram while I was browsing through Instagram and found about the challenge. 🙂 It came at a good time as my personal project this year was to take a photo a day for 366 days. Although I didn't managed to participate in January's challenge, I will be participating in February's challenge and had already posted my photo earlier today. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea! 🙂

  60. okay, this photo challenge is EVERYWHERE!! I lost count on how many times I've seen this on my FB, Instagram, and Pinterest feeds!
    Everyone is doing this, just so you know haha. Pretty cool 🙂
    Very cute design!

  61. I started a little lit, but got in my first post for this challenge. Can't wait to see how all of this turns out at the end of the month. Great idea!

  62. I just found this Challenge and am glad it was linked back to you. It will be my first photo challenge and I'll post the pictures on my blog.

    If anyone wants me to link them to the challenge, feel free to comment on my blog and I will.

  63. Bummer I only just found you, you're fun. I will wait impatiently … errr of course I mean *patiently* for March… Meanwhile a few “My day in Photos” days as well as checking out everyone elses February's will get me by.

  64. I was already doing another 30 day challenge (I started mid January, don't judge me!) when I found yours, and so I'm looking forward to the March edition so I can play along!

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