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May 2016 Photo A Day Challenge

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May 2016 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 BLUE, so all you have to do is take a photo of something blue. You can be as creative as you like.
+ You can then share your photo on either Facebook or Instagram or both! To share on Instagram, just upload with the hashtag #FMSphotoaday 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 #FMSphotoaday and then publish.
+ Check out the #fmsphotoaday 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.
+ Due to some spam issues on Instagram, we’re introducing the daily hashtag as well. We’re doing this because spammers are jumping on popular hashtags and sharing photos not relevant to our challenge. I’d encourage you to use both the #FMSphotoaday hashtag and the daily hashtag from the list below. If this is too complicated for you {I get it!} just use the #FMSphotoaday hashtag and be on your way. 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!

May 2016 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. BLUE
Take a photo of something {anything!} blue, and share a photo of it.

2. ROUTINE
What’s something you do regularly? Share a part of your routine in a photo.

3. N IS FOR…
Find something that starts with N and take a photo of it.

4. BALL
Bounce! Bounce! Take a photo of a ball. I’m thinking of a bright ball, against beautiful green grass.

5. BUTTON
Take a photo of a button. It could be on clothing, or a button your press to make magic happen!

6. AIR
This seems hard, doesn’t it? Air is all around us, but how will you share it in a photo. Perhaps capture it in a balloon?

7. THIS MEANS A LOT TO ME
What’s something that means a lot to you. Perhaps it’s a sentimental belonging that you really cherish. Share it in a photo.

8. MY SUNDAY

How are you spending your day today? Take a photo of what you’re doing today and share it in a photo.

9. A SIGN
We see signs all the time – road signs, shop signs, signs from the Universe! Take a photo of a sign.

10. TRAVEL
Perhaps you’re lucky enough to be off somewhere. Take a flat lay of a postcard, a passport and other things you might travel with. Or maybe your travel might be less exciting – a plane flying overhead, a bus, a car, a bicycle?

11. TINY
Share a photo of something teeny tiny. You might like to show how small something is by putting it next to something quite large. See how you go!

12. TEXT
Take a photo of words, where ever they might appear.

13. MIRROR
A mirror is something that reflects a clear image, so look for mirrors or clear reflections as you go about your day.

14. EYE
Simple as that. An eye! Maybe try the macro technique on this prompt.

15. LUNCH
Take a photo of what you’re having for lunch and share it.

16. BEHIND
What’s behind you? Look back and take a photo.

17. LIQUID
Water? Wine? Juice? Share a photo of liquid {maybe even the beach or a river}.

18. MESSAGE
Take a photo of a message. Perhaps you could scribble a love note for someone and take a photo of it.

19. MY FAVE COLOUR
What’s your favourite colour? Take a photo of it and share it.

20. TRIANGLE
Look around as you go about your day and see if you can find triangles organically happening around you. If not, make one!

21. FLOWERS
Head out to the garden and take photos of flowers!

22. TIME
Take a photo of time. Maybe a clock? Or maybe a before and after to show how time has passed.

23. MADE BY ME
What’s something you’ve made? It could be extravagant or as a simple as a snack!

24. IN MY BAG
What’s in your bag? Dump out the contents and share. It could be everything or just one thing you always have with you.

25. BLURRY
Take a photo of something blurry or out of focus. You can do this by moving the camera when you’re taking a photo, or having your object {person} move fast while you take the photo. See how you go.

26. SOMETHING
You have free choice! Take a photo of something – anything!

27. MOODY
Show one of the moods in a photo: happiness, sadness, anger, worry, any mood will do.

28. VIEW FROM BED
Take a photo of what you can see from bed.

29. ON THE TABLE
What’s on your table? Breakfast? Dinner? Lunch? Craft? Bills? Take a photo.

30. HAIR
Take a photo of hair!

31. WHAT I SAW TODAY
Take a photo of what you saw today. It could be anything.

  • Julie M

    When I download the list for my phone, it is April instead of May. Can I get the May download please? 🙂

    • All updated and ready for May 1st. 🙂

      • Julie M

        Thank you ma’am! Is there any way to make it only download one month? I got the May this time but have duplicates in April. I love these photo-a-day prompts!

        • Howdy, I’ve only entered them once. Maybe just Google and see if they have a solution? Sorry. xx

  • Barb Cuffley

    We need the May download added to the calendar please Chantelle. Thank you.

  • Alicia Downing Haddigan

    I am going to give this a try…I’ve never done a Challenge so this should be interesting!! Thanks for all of your hard work!

  • Sneha

    Am glad i stumbled upon your blog while reading a blog on the #AtoZChallenge and i happen to see May challenge in 2013 around and i was regretting not blogging early in life and then i start seeing the whole series..after the #AtoZChallenge am eager to take up a new one..and this is perfect 🙂 Gonna try this (not good at photography but guess i would still do it )

  • mousey alice

    It’s may 1 and the downloads are still not working for the calendar:(

    • They’re in there Alice. What device are you using?

      • mousey alice

        I tried on my iPhone and on my computer

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