New Year Project: January 2022 Photo A Day Challenge

Bring on a New Year! Never have we ever needed a fresh start more, and what better way to celebrate it than to take a photo each day… capturing every beautiful moment.

This year we celebrate TEN YEARS of photo a day, and it’s been such a beautiful ride with millions of photos shared. Everything you need to know about playing is below, but as always you can pop a question or comment in the comment section and I’ll come back and help you.

January Photo A Day List 2022


+To play on Instagram

, simply check out the list for the daily prompt, and then snap a photo using that as inspiration. Share the photo to your feed and include the hashtag #FMSPAD in your caption. We also have daily hashtags to find photos better {see below}.

Over on our @fms.photoaday Instagram account, we love showing off photos from our community. You can look at the #FMSPAD hashtag to see all the great photos from our community.

+ To play on Facebook, you can share to your personal feed, or jump over and join our private Photo A Day Facebook group and share there.

We have a beautiful bunch of moderators in our Facebook group who select the photos from each day to highlight and give a little extra love in the community. It’s a fun, friendly place to get involved.



To make things easier, you can download the prompts automatically into your phone or PC calendar. For Smartphones & Mac Calendar, click here. For HTML for web viewing, click here.
+ You can also save the list as your screensaver or save it to your camera roll.

If you get stuck for ideas, let me explain some ideas for the prompts a little more:

1. How I’m starting 2022
Some people might wake to the first day of 2022 with a sore head, and others may start by doing yoga. Share how you spend the first day of 2022.

2. This is me
Share you! Introduce yourself on your Instagram feed, or even in our Facebook group. Tell us a little about you.

3. Breakfast
What’s for breakfast today? Share a pic of what you’re eating.

4. Something blue
Take a photo of something blue; water, the sky, eyes, anything you can find!

5. This year I’ll…
What do you want to achieve this year? Share your hopes for 2022 in a photo.

6. Begins with G
Take a photo of something beginning with the letter G.

7. Word to live by
What word do you want to focus on in 2022? Share it in a photo.

8. Get in the photo
Too often we don’t show up in photos, so this prompt is to encourage you to get in the photo.

9. Play
Share a photo of what play looks like? Two animals playing, a game with your family. Show play in a photo.

10. Makes me smile
What makes you happy? Share it in a photo.

11. Lunch
Show us what’s on your plate for lunch today.

12. I am here!
Where are you today? Share it in a photo.

13. Happy
Show a photo of happiness!

14. Reflection
Show a reflection. It could be your own reflection in a mirror of shiny surface. Have fun with it.

15. Heck yes!
What do you say HECK YES to? I say yes to morning walks on the beach, cake, mojito cocktails, puppy dogs and cute babies.

16. Self care
What do you do to take care of yourself. Show what self care looks like for you.

17. In the sky
Look up and share a photo of something in the sky.

18. Serenity
Serenity means calm, peaceful and untroubled. Share that in a photo.

19. Lucky number
What’s your lucky number? Share it in a photo.

20. A path
Head out and take a photo of a path.

21. Happens everyday
What’s something that you do every day? Share it in a photo.

22. I love this colour
What’s your favourite colour? Share it in a photo.

23. A place
What’s a place that you love? Perhaps you’re traveling, or it could be a new cafe. Share a place in a photo.

24. A shape
Triangle. Circle. Square. Find a shape around you to share in a photo.

25. Flowers
Take a photo of flowers. It’s kinda a nice opportunity to treat yourself to some flowers.

26. Water
Show off some water! The beach, a lake, a river, or even a puddle!

27. Dinner
What’s for dinner? Share it in a photo.

28. Nature
Pop outside and take a photo of nature.

29. A book cover
Share a photo of your favourite book cover!

30. Mirror
Take a photo of a mirror!

31. I need to do this…
What’s on your to-do list today? Share it in a photo.

I look forward to seeing your photos this month! x