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May Photo A Day Challenge 2017

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Hello you!

I’m thinking you’re here because you want to get all creative and have some fun with photography? Yes? Please join us for May photo a day!

May Photo A Day Challenge 2017

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 WINDOW, so all you have to do is take a photo of a window – looking out, looking in, whatever tickles your fancy!
+ 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 {@littlemomentsapp} 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!

May Photo A Day Challenge 2017

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. WINDOW
Take a photo out of your window, of your window, or of any window you like.

2. NO FILTER
Take a photo and don’t filter it. Just share it!

3. SKYLINE
This is where the sky meets the land. Take a photo!

4. INSIDE MY HOME
Let us have a sneak peek inside your abode. Show us a photo of inside your home.

5. ON MY PLATE
What’s on your plate today? This might be food, or it might be your to-do list. Show us what’s on your plate.

6. NATURE
Get outside and take a photo of nature – trees, grass, plants, rivers… all things created naturally.

7. WISH
Take a photo of a wish, or something you wish for!

8. PAINT
Yep, the arty farty stuff! Take a photo of paint – perhaps something painted, or you painting something, or the actual paint. Get creative.

9. STAIRS
Take a photo of stairs. A great way to play with perspective is to place someone at the very top, and get down low at the bottom and take a photo. Try it!

10. I LOVE…
What are you loving today? Share a photo of it.

11. EYES
The eyes have it! Take a photo of an eye or eyes. If you have an animal or child that will sit still, they make a good subject matter.

12. WIRE
A little harder today! Can you find wire to take a photo of? Maybe it’s the wires on a powerline in your neighbourhood? See what you can find.

13. FREE CHOICE
Free choice! Take a photo of whatever you like today.

14. QUIRKY
Quirky means a little odd or unexpected. Can you capture that today in your photo?

15. BEGINS WITH A
Go hunting to find something that begins with the letter A. What will you find?

16. STREET ART
There’s so much graffiti and street art around the world – can you find some for your photo today?

17. CLOUDS
Look up to the sky – take a photo of the clouds!

18. PASTEL
Pastel colours are soft and delicate. Can you share the soft, delicate, pastel look in a photo?

19. LEARN
We never stop learning – can you show learning in a photo. Perhaps it’s children learning something new… or maybe it’s something that you’ve personally learned to do over the years. Share your story in the caption.

20. MUSIC
Music! We hear it, but can you share it in a photo? Go on!

21. MEMORIES
How do you collect memories? Or do you have a photo that brings back memories?

22. SOMETIMES I…
Finish the sentence: Sometimes I…. Share it in a photo!

23. SIMPLICITY
Go back to basics. Strip anything out of the photo that doesn’t need to be there. Show simplicity in your picture today.

24. HAT
This seems easy, but it could be a really nice opportunity to get creative! Take a photo of a hat. Or hats!

25. LINEN
There’s nothing better than fresh linen on a bed. Capture it in a photo today.

26. QUOTE
Share a quote you love in a photo today. You can use our Little Moments App to add the words to your photo if you like!

27. SHOP
Snap a photo of the outside or inside of a shop – perhaps you’ll visit your favourite small shop today.

28. DEPTH OF FIELD
Depth of field is having something in focus in the front and beautiful blur in the background. Visit my blog for a photography lesson in how to nail it.

29. I WANT TO EAT THIS…
What do you want to eat? What will you eat today? Take a photo of it!

30. IN MY HAND
You might be holding your child’s hand, or have something else in your hand. Take a photo of it.

31. SOMETHING RED
Take a photo of something red in support of World MS Day.

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  • Whoo hoo!!!! Bring it May!!

  • Steph Butler

    I downloaded the prompts to my calendar, and it added past prompts and future prompts too (all the way through to December) are the future prompts accurate or is it a glitch that is recycling past lists?

    • They’re correct actually. 🙂 Happy planning. 🙂

      • Steph Butler

        Fantastic! Thought I’d check first before looking ahead x

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