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November photo a day: Find the challenge list here! #FMSphotoaday

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Again, another month has flown by. Flown I tells ya.

October is almost over, so it’s just about time to start thinking about November.

For those that are new to this photo a day business, let me break it down for you. Photo a day is a fun game to play where every day we all stop, take a photo of something {using the daily prompt list as inspiration} and then we share the photo on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Blogs, Tumblr, Flickr or where ever you please. For example on day one I’ll grab my phone and take a photo of something starting with C {perhaps cake?} and then upload it to Instagram.

The hashtag #FMSphotoaday is a way to share on Instagram and Twitter. By using the hashtag it groups all the photos shared together, so everyone can check out the photos for our photo a day challenge.

You might be asking, why are some of the prompts written in colour? That’s because they’re the weekend. Makes it easier to figure out which day is which.

If you want more details on how to play, just visit here.

Here’s a little more about the prompts:

1. Something beginning with ‘c’: Just pick anything {ANYTHING!} beginning with C and take a photo of it. It’s an easy one to start the month with.
2. Colour: Take a photo of a colour, or something colourful.
3. Breakfast: Yes. It’s time to take a photo of your breakfast. Get creative.
4. TV: Take a photo of your television, or where you watch TV. Or if you don’t have a TV – take a photo of whatever you do instead. Or someone else’s TV.
5. 5 o’clock: Take a photo of whatever you’re doing at 5am or 5pm.
6. A favourite thing: Take a photo of something you adore – a favourite book, movie, person, possession… anything.
7. Reflection: You could reflect back on life or take a photo of something reflecting, or even a reflection of yourself.
8. Something you do everyday: What’s something you do most days? Brush your teeth? Fix your hair? Write in your journal? Drive your car? Make dinner? Run? Share it.
9. Small: Take a photo of something small. Perhaps a bug, a toy or a small gesture.
10. Can’t {won’t} live without: What’s something you’d rather not live without? Is it coffee? Or something else. Shoot it and share it.
11. Night: Take a photo of something at night. Perhaps it’s your even routine, or something else?
12. Drink: Take a photo of a drink. Yours or someone else.
13. Where you slept: Take a photo of where you slept. Perhaps you took a nap somewhere odd. Or did you just sleep in your bed?
14. Man-made: There’s natural and then there’s man-made. Take a photo of something made by man.
15. In your bag: Take a photo of the inside of your bag. Or perhaps take out the contents and give us a full view of what you’re carrying around.
16. The view from your window: What do you see when you look out your window? Is it as uninspiring as a wall. Who cares? Show us.
17. The last thing you bought: Perhaps it was a car {dreaming!}, a loaf of bread, or a fancy pair of shoes. Share it!
18. Happened this weekend: Take a photo of something you did this weekend. Perhaps it was just sleeping, or was it partying? Just shoot a part of your weekend and share it.
19. Something awesome: Take a photo of something awesome in your life, or something rather awesome that you saw.
20. Work/play: You could use something like picframe to share two photos – one of what ‘work’ looks like for you, and another of what ‘play’ looks like for you.
21. What you wore: Take a photo of something you wore. Easy.
22. Grateful: In parts of the world today it’s Thanksgiving Day. Take a photo of something you’re grateful for.
23. Black: Take a photo of something black.
24. A sound you heard: What’s something you heard today? Children laughing? Birds singing? An alarm? Music? Share it.
25. Sky: Take a photo of the sky.
26. In the cupboard: Take a photo of inside a cupboard. Be creative so it’s not as boring as it could be.
27. Tree: Take a photo of a tree. Again test out your creative bones. You could lie down on the ground and take a photo looking up. You could experiment with angles and filters. Have fun.
28. Vehicle: Take a photo of a car, bus, boat, plane or another type of vehicle.
29. Big: Take a photo of some BIG!
30. On the wall: What’s on the wall? Some art? A poster? A fly. Shoot it.


There are no rules about playing. Just have fun. Be as creative as you can or want to be. Just take a photo each day using the prompt. I know some people struggle to take photos everyday, so don’t stress. You could choose to just do the weekends, or just a few. It’s meant to be fun, so if it becomes stressful find a way to make it fun.

Each day I’ll be checking out the photos shared to my Facebook wall and the Instagram feed and sharing my four favourite finds.

If I’ve missed anything, or if you have any questions – please leave them in the comments and I’ll get back to you. I just want to also credit the inspiration for the design. I saw this gift card on the weekend by Parrot Design Studio and thought it would make great design inspiration for the list. Of course I had to buy it too!

Will you be playing along in November?

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  • I intend to keep it up at least through the end of the year! Are you following me on IG? JenAnnHall

  • Barbara

    I’m playing. I can’t stop.



  • Naomi

    I hope it will do again next year. I just start taking photos since October and gutted that I have miss out lots.

  • I’m in!

  • linda walsh

    Im in too.

  • This will by my 4th month. Looking forward to it already!! πŸ™‚

  • I can’t believe how fast the year is going, thanks so much for keeping the photo a day energy going and creating another great list x ps nice touch with highlighting weekends, it does make it easier to keep track of the day

    • Thanks Sandra! I can’t believe it’s almost November, but I am already getting excited about Christmas. x

  • Thanks. These are so much fun. ‘=_

  • Tiia

    Thanks for yet another month of inspiring photo a day prompts! I’m in awe how you come up with these, as I see many other monthly photo lists on Instagram as well, but they’re not even remotely as interesting or inspiring as yours!

  • Bia Hain

    Fico feliz quando saem as novas listinhas, assim jÑ vou fazendo planos para o amanhã. Um abraço, linda semana!

    O mirante da imagem

  • Dorkii
    i started taking photos in october. these are my pictures. hopefully i will do it in november too and i wont forget. πŸ™‚

  • Kenzie S

    I definitely am going to make it a resolution to do more of these! I love the prompts, and I have so much fun taking pictures! Thank you for hosting this and taking the time to come up with all the photo ideas (:

  • Saraid

    Please tell me you are going to be doing the list again next year? πŸ™‚ Doing the photo a day this year inspired me to buy an SLR and I love getting out with my camera on weekends…I am going to be lost if there’s no lists next year! it gives me something fun to do every day, no matter what else is going on

  • Envidien Mi Boda

    I will participate in this month of November, I just know the game and I feel great.
    The only thing that I have instagram, but twitter. Something wrong?

  • Kristy O’Kane

    OK, I’m taking the plunge and joining November. Hopefully it’ll help my i-phone photography skills!

  • aussiemaven

    First time in Nov! Can you tell me how you create the page in instagram with the 4 pics on it for the one topic? Like the 4 pics you had for “morning” recently on instagram. Thank you in advance!

  • reverberations

    I’m definitely going to give this a shot in November. Looking forward to it πŸ™‚

  • Elilea

    I am joining again! My third time actually. HAHA! This is so fun!!! πŸ™‚

  • Kristin Mc

    october was my first month & now i’m addicted.

  • shameless plug but if anyone fancys looking at my recent photos from around the UK then feel free to LIKE my FB page Adam Payne Photography..Bring on the November Challenge V excited..

  • beeldSTEIL

    Hi Chantelle, this is very inspiring. I’m in for November! Best, Wendy

  • I started in October, too, and will keep doing it this month.

  • kaitui_kiwi

    I found your site through another kiwi blogger half way through October, so glad I can start this month πŸ™‚ I am sharing via my pinterest board: and I will be blogging a weekly round up too thank you for keeping us inspired xx

  • Rungitom

    Challenge Accepted. πŸ˜€

  • the annoyed thyroid

    This month is my first photoaday! Can’t wait to get started!

  • Love it and shared it

  • Hello, writing in from Dubai. Saw this shared on a friends newsfeed & me & my friends have decided to give it a go. We’re 4 of us intending to give us this a fair go. Its a crazy brilliant idea & we salute you.

  • Stempelmaus

    I really enjoy your List again and again thanks for it.

  • I just joined. This will be my first month with you. I am sure we will have tons of fnu!

  • Just discovered this, and am so excited to play along! Hope it’s okay I’m starting part-way through the month.

  • Chrissy

    I just discovered this!!! I am so excited to start taking pictures πŸ™‚

  • Guest

    I think day 15 was made for me ‘whats in your bag’. A Borne Naked bag organiser of course! πŸ™‚

  • Prachee

    Though pretty late, starting after more than half a month but i m playing along πŸ™‚

  • is there a list for decembre as well?
    I really love this idea!!

  • Kate

    december??? Chantelle – what’s happening – need to know what to do tomorrow – lol !! πŸ™‚