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January 2017 Photo A Day Challenge

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Join us for the January 2017 Photo A Day challenge!

I can’t tell you how happy I am to see the end of 2016. It’s been quite the roller coaster ride of a year, and I am looking forward to waving it goodbye and embracing 2017 with open arms, and renewed enthusiasm. I do love a fresh start, and hope you do too.

To kick off 2017, I have a brand new Photo A Day list for you. Below you’ll find the January 2017 Photo A Day list, and all the details you need to play along. If you’re new, welcome aboard. I’m so glad you’re here. If you’ve played before, welcome back for another month {or year!}. It’s nice to see you again. ?

Pop over and join our Facebook group. It’s a great place to make friends, and be inspired.

I’ll also be delivering monthly photography lessons here on my blog, so you can learn, and grow and challenge yourself too. Stay tuned each month for those.

January 2017 Photo A Day Challenge

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 MY FAVE COLOUR, so all you have to do is take a photo of whatever your favourite colour is. Mine is either pink, aqua or yellow so I’ll be searching for something in that colour.
+ You can then share your photo on either Facebook or Instagram or both! To share on Instagram, just upload with the hashtag #FMSPAD 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 #FMSPAD and then publish.
+ Check out the #FMSPAD 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 [email protected]} to see the photos.
+ To make it easier to find all the daily photos, you can find and use the daily hashtags below. Simply add them to your caption when uploading to Instagram.  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!

January 2017 Photo A Day Challenge

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. My fave colour
Happy New Year! What’s your favourite colour? Take a photo of that colour and share it.

2. Delicious
Take a photo of something delicious and share it. Cake. Fruit. Anything!

3. Circle
As you go about your day, search for a circle. Take a photo of it and share it.

4. Animal
Dog. Cat. Elephant. Find an animal and share it in a photo.

5. A fave thing
What’s something you love? A favourite thing? Share it in a photo.

6. Me!
Share a photo of you! We want to say hello!

7. Time
How can you show time in a photo? Is it a clock? A before and after? Show us time.

8. A wall
Take a photo of a wall. Be creative! Find the best wall in town.

9. Mail
Take a photo of mail, or a mailbox, and share it.

10. Two things
You can pick any two things and take a photo of them. What will you choose?

11. Inside my fridge
What’s inside your fridge? Take a photo.

12. Leaf
Go outside. Find a leaf {or 50!} and take a photo of them.

13. People
Take a step back, and take a photo of people. It might be your family, a group of strangers, or even yourself.

14. Path
Show us where the path might lead? Take a photo.

15. Where I sleep
Show us where you sleep, or where you slept last night, or even where you napped.

16. Music
Music is a beautiful thing. Show it in a photo.

17. Bag
C’mon fashionistas, this is your chance. Share a bag in a photo. Or maybe what’s inside your bag.

18. Today
Share a photo of anything from today. It could be breakfast, the sunrise, things you saw… anything.

19. A shape
Take a photo of any shape you see today. It could be the circle of the moon, a stop sign, or another sign. Get your shape on.

20. Something white
Take a photo of something white, and share it.

21. Grow
Kids grow {too fast in my opinion!}. So do beautiful plants, flowers and other life. Share them in a photo.

22. In my town
Take a photo of something in your town. Show it off!

23. This is mine!
What’s yours? Take a photo of something that is yours.

24. What i do
What do you love to do? Or what do you do for work? Share it in a photo.

25. In the background
We’re always looking at what’s in front of us, but how can you show what’s in the background instead?

26. Yum!
Delicious! Can you show something yummy in a photo today?

27. I can’t live without
What don’t you want to live without? Share it in a photo.

28. A sign
There are so many signs in our lives. Which will you choose for your Photo A Day today?

29. Shadow
Take a photo of a shadow today. It could be yours, a shadow of a building, or something else.

30. Hello!
Hello you! Take a photo of something that says hello.

31. Something colourful
Take a photo of something beautiful, bright and colourful!

Let’s have a fun, inspired month. If you’re playing along… please share your Instagram name below – I’d love to check out your photos from the challenge.

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  • Bianca Fidock

    My ig name is bee_miss ?

  • Dianne

    My ig name is diannemh46, I have really enjoyed sharing on ig, I have met some new people and seen some great photos

  • Kacie

    Hi! My Instagram name is kacienurse. I cant wait to start the photo a day challenge, it should be heaps of fun!

  • Melina Maria Shahan

    Hello! My name is Melina, I’m til.lips.spill.it on instagram and I can’t wait to join in the photo challenge! I’m looking forward to seeing everyone else’s as well! ❤

  • Barb

    Here’s my Instagram. Just starting on there. I like Pinterest better but will try to remember about Instagram.
    https://www.instagram.com/knock3xs/

  • Luana Rocha

    Meu nome is @luannarb

  • Mozma

    Looking forward to doing this challenge for the first time! ? Mozma

  • Annie Hamilton-Grundy

    My instagram name is anniebythesea, have just started using it again.

  • Samantha Ponzillo

    Doing it via instagram 🙂 Instagram.com/SPonzilloTV

  • Carla Sousa

    I’ll join this challenge again three years later. I have to. Every time I see one of those past pics I get so nostalgic!
    Thank you so much, Chantelle! ♡

  • Molly Gold

    I’ve discovered I love taking pictures so I’m looking to improve my skills (and my story telling) by sharing through this wonderful challenge. Happy New Year! https://www.instagram.com/mygomom/

  • Kyrie

    Hello! I’ll be following along (@gilorarejal). I’ve made a few attempts but haven’t stuck with it so far. The new year seems like the perfect time to jump back in, though!

  • Jenny Davies

    Starting again in 2017. I love this challenge – I’ve put all the prompts into my calendar so I stay on top of it. ? My Instagram user name is @jennica28

    • Rose

      Oh, that’s a great idea!

    • LCriswell

      Me as well!

  • Law

    First time doing this kind of challenge, hope I can last through the year ? Instagram user name is lgcd37

  • LCriswell

    This is my first time as well and I am thrilled to have found you! Can’t wait to see everyone’s work…Thanks so much for putting this together…instagram: lesliecriswell

  • j9perrett

    hi, i’m going to start this tomorrow, my birthday, seems a good point to start having missed the 1st! j9perrett

  • Chelsea Rose

    first time doing this, I hope I can stick to it! instagram – clatek_

  • Carolina Brinkman

    Hi, I’ve joined the Photo A Day challenge, since January 3rd, for the first time too. Good reason to pick up the camera each day. Instagram: @carolinakeet

  • Donna Kennard

    Hello, I’ve decided to join the photo a day challenge. My instagram is @northwest.mom and my blog is http://www.mynuttyfamily.com.

  • Avenue Potter

    Just joined cause I saw my friend’s AWESOME pic for today. My instagram and Tumblr accounts are @avenuepotter and my Facebook account is Avenue Potter. So happy to play!

  • Jessica

    Just discovered this, will you be doing one for February?

  • Karen Van der Heijde

    Yeah, going to start Feb

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