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October photo a day challenge list: Come & play!

Fat Mum Slim /

Hello! Hello! Hello!

I know I say this every month, but seriously how fast are these months flying by? They’re turning into a blur of photos and prompts for me. What about you?

So last month I introduced a new hashtag for the project – #FMSphotoaday – to hopefully make things easier. Some loved it, some didn’t {and that’s okay – it happens with anything}. If you want to sort your photos into months, then please feel free to add the month to the hashtag – #FMSphotoadayOCT. I’ll just be using #FMSphotoaday.

This month I’m going to try something new. I’m going to pick 4 photos I love each day and share them in my feed. They’ll be selected from the #FMSphotoaday hashtag.

Now on to next month’s list.

For those that are new to the photo a day game, here’s how you play. Oh and anyone is welcome to join. The more the merrier!

1. Look at the list for the day.
2. Take a photo according to the prompt. eg. Day one you’d take a photo of where you stood.
3. Upload your photo to whichever platform you like {or a few}. like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr etc. I love Instagram best but share on all of them.
4. If you’re sharing on Instagram or Twitter add the hashtag #FMSphotoaday
5. Check out other people’s photos.

A lot of people share on my Facebook page too. Just upload a photo straight onto my wall. Visit my Facebook page here.

Here’s a little about each prompt, in case you’re wondering. BUT there are really no rules, however you interpret the prompt is perfect!

1. Where you stood: Take a photo of where you’re standing.
2. Lunchtime: Take a photo of your lunch, or around you at lunchtime.
3. This happened today: What’s something that happened today? Shoot it and share it.
4. What you read: Did you read a sign? Are you reading a book? A blog? Shoot and share.
5. Shadow: Take a photo of your shadow or any shadow.
6. I’m thankful for…: What are you thankful for today? It can be simple or BIG. Share it.
7. Light: You can shoot sunflare, a streetlight, light from the sun… any kind of light.
8. Angle: Look at angles in buildings, structures, books, anything. Find an angle and take a photo.
9. Red: Take a photo of something red.
10. Emotion: Happy. Sad. Angry. Overjoyed and so on and so forth. Be creative.
11. Something close-up: These photos might be a little mysterious. Take a photo of something really close-up.
12. On the table: Last month we did table, but this month let’s do ON the table. What’s on your table?
13. Landscape: Take a photo of the skyline, a landscape you see.
14. Makes you laugh: What’s something funny that makes you laugh. Share it.
15. Dinnertime: Just like lunchtime, only later. Take a picture of what dinnertime is like on this day for you.
16. Something you wrote: Take a photo of something you wrote or drew.
17. Fruit: Take a photo of a piece of fruit, or a few.
18. Made you smile today: What made you smile today? Find it. Shoot it. Share it.
19. Letters: Take a photo of letters. They might make up a poster, or something bigger. Or even be mail?
20. 4 o’clock: Take a photo a 4am or 4pm – whatever you’re doing at that time.
21. Calm: Take a photo of something that makes you feel calm, or represents calm.
22. In your town: Take a photo of something from where you live. It might be a building, people, park or something else.
23. The view from here: Take a photo of your view from where you are. It might be your office, your home, traveling. The everyday can sometimes be very interesting.
24. Weather: Take a photo of the weather today. Let’s travel around the world with everyone’s weather photos.
25. People: It might be people you know or people you don’t. Take a photo of people.
26. Listening to: What are you listening to? Music? Children laughing? Share it.
27. Morning: Take a photo of your morning.
28. Looking back: Take a photo of something from your past, or from just behind you. Look back and take a photo.
29. Moon: The moon is just about full tonight. Take a photo.
30. Clothes: Take a photo of clothes. Perhaps what you’re wearing, or in your wardrobe, on a mannequin or otherwise.
31. Whatever you please: Are you celebrating Halloween tonight? Perhaps take a photo of that. Today is free choice – take a photo of ANYTHING you like.

As always this will kick off on the first day of October. So put your creative hats on and get ready to play. x

@Fatmumslim