It’s time to play: March photo a day challenge

March 2013 Photo A Day Challenge list

G’day. Hello. Hey.

It’s time. Time to start a new month of photo-taking fun. If you’re new, you’re gonna love this. If you’ve done it before… well you know what to do… so let’s do it!

How to play!

Playing along with photo a day is super easy:
Check out the March 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 L is for… Pick anything that starts with the letter L and snap it. It’s a great opportunity to get creative. Be inspired by a little creativity and see what you come up with.
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:
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: I’ll be playing around more with Flickr in the New Year. You can get their app {for free if I remember correctly} 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 very fabulous Doug has created a calendar for us. You can have the prompts added to your phone’s calendar by clicking here. It will open your calendar program and ask if you want to add the calendar. This works on iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Mac and PC. Alternatively you can view the calendar online in your browser here.

What’s the fab four?

Each day I’ll be picking four photos on each Instagram and Facebook that have caught my attention, and sharing them to my Facebook and Instagram. To have your photos in the running you can just share them to my Facebook page or the FMS Photo A Day group or the #FMSphotoaday Instagram feed, or both. It’s not a competition – just a fun way to put the spotlight on some photos from the community.

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. L is for…: Pick something that begins with the letter L and snap it. Love, light… whatever you please.
2. I made this!: Are you a clever clog? Take a photo of something you made. It could be a mess, dinner, something crafty or anything that you made yourself.
3. Key: Take a photo of a key. Be as creative as you can/like.
4. Lucky: Take a photo of something that you use for luck, or something that makes you feel lucky. Or how ever you want to interpret luck!
5. Under: Get down and take a photo of ‘under’. It could be something hiding underneath something, or your perspective from under something.
6. Chair: We see handfuls of them everyday, so why not take a photo?
7. Fear: What are you afraid of? What does fear look like to you?
8. Favourite: Take a photo of something that is your favourite: food, person, place, thing, book…
9. Faceless self-portrait: Can you take a self-portrait without your face in it? Perhaps it’s your hands, your feet or some other part of you?
10. I want…: What do you want in your life? Shoot it.
11. Important: Take a photo of something important in your day today.
12. In the distance: What is that thing that you see far away? A bird? A plane? A small child running away? Capture it as best you can.
13. Sound: Sound is a hard one to shoot, can you do it? What’s something you heard today?
14. Tasty: This is the perfect excuse to eat something particularly delicious today, right?
15. Explore: Take a walk and explore where you are today.
16. 9 o’clock: What are you doing at 9am or 9pm today. Share it with us.
17. Green: It’s St Patrick’s Day – find something green.
18. Shoes: {charity prompt} Take a photo of yours or somebody’s else.
19. A sign: We pass by them everyday: street signs, shop signs, signs in our homes – what’s the most interesting one you come across today?
20. Clean: What does clean mean to you? The way a person looks? The state of your home? An empty bowl?
21. Working: This could be you working {or at school} or could be something working {functioning as it should}.
22. About you: Share something we don’t know about you. Share a photo and a few sentences.
23. What you do for fun: Do you dance? Read? Play? Tell us in a photo.
24. Up: Take a photo of what you see when you look up, or another interpretation!
25. In your drawer: Give us a sneak peak into what’s in your drawer {kitchen, bedroom, work, bathroom… anywhere}.
26. Something you did: Did you run? Drink something? Wrote something? Talked to someone? Get creative and show it in a photo.
27. Pair: These two things below together, but what are they? Find a pair and take a snap.
28. In the mirror: Take a photo of something reflecting in the mirror. It doesn’t have to be you… get creative.
29. Goodnight: Whatever you do tonight, take a photo of part of it.
30. Relax: What do you do to relax? Share it in a photo.
31. Stuff: Our lives are all filled with some sort of ‘stuff’. What’s your stuff?

Charity & reader prompts:

Our charity prompt this month is SHOES.

For March we’re bringing awareness to CARE Australia, who are helping women living in poverty all over the world. They are embarking on a campaign to get women in Australia walking to raise money for women around the world who walk long distances everyday, just to get water. The prompt is shoes… so pop yours on and get walking for women the world over. The Walk In Her Shoes challenge runs from 18-24 March. You visit their site for more information and to donate money.

The reader prompts this month have been suggested by:
Important: Cindy
Key: Tamara
Relax: Rachelle
Sound: Ann

Thanks ladies!

Suggest a reader prompt below:

Fill out my online form.

Let’s have a fab month filled with fun and inspiration. Enjoy! x

15 thoughts on “It’s time to play: March photo a day challenge”

  1. I’m excited because Feb was the first time in months that I made it all the way through and did not miss a day. Ok, so it’s a short month, but still!!! March, here I come!!!!!

  2. okay…so I had the best intentions to do this starting 1 Feb ! And low and behold here we are gazing into the eyes of 1 March !!! Where does time go ! Realllly going to give it a good crack this month…promise !

  3. I plan on doing this for the first time this month 🙂 I have a couple days to catch up on but I’ll do it!
    Also, I wanted to remind you that Africa is not a country…… : “. . .walking to raise money for women in countries like Africa”

  4. I love that I can access the daily prompts on my phone. While puttering around at home or out and about during the day I can just pop open the calendar on my iPhone and see what the day’s prompt is and quickly take a pic. Thank you for offering that. I downloaded Jan and Feb okay but for some reason when I click on the beautifull link that Doug provided for March it won’t open my iPhone calendar. Boohoo!

      • Woohoo, it worked! Couldn’t figure how to copy and paste without it trying to go to the site but then held finger on the link and dialogue box pops up to copy link. Learn something new all the time with this phone. Thanks so much Chantelle.

  5. Ooohhh im so excited!!!! Im your newest stalker…ummm follower and I can’t open the calendar for android… any way…excited – Imma start today!! Yaaa Chantelle. God bless.

  6. I am sooo late. But of course I am in again.

    There are some challenging promts on the list, like fear and sound. Exciting!

    thank you

  7. My beginners photography course finishes soon, and I plan to join in Aril photo a day challenge fun to keep myself busy with the camera, and to keep using what I have practiced. So your challenges will just do that for me. 🙂
    I don’t plan to do every one, but hopefully plan to do most of them, and share on my blog Through Liz’s Eyes, which I will mention about this challenge i paln to do and your blog there on 28th March. I shall also mention about this on my deaf blog too at Liz’s Deaf Blog.
    I have your blog link already on Through Liz’s Eyes, and bookmarked on my computer so I can keep coming back. I look forward to my April challenges.

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