Photo a day challenge: January 2012

If you ask me to do something, there’s a good chance that I’ll do it. Especially if it involves being creative. Recently Leah asked if I could create a photo-a-day challenge for January. So I did, happily. Here it is below:

How to play?
Use the list above as a guide, and as inspiration, and take a photo each day. You can take it with your point-and-shoot camera, your big, fancy-pants DSLR, your iPhone {or equivalent} or whatever photo-taking-device you own.

You can upload you photos to Instagram, Twitter, Flickr, Path, Facebook, your blog or just keep them on your desktop {and not share at all}. Whatever you want to do is totally fine. You can take the list above literally and stick to it, or take inspiration and go crazy.

If you’re sharing them on Twitter or Instagram – you can tag them with the hashtag #JANphotoaday so that everyone can follow along with you.

You can find me on:

Will you join me? If so, share your Instagram/Twitter/Facebook/etc names below so I can stalk you!

425 thoughts on “Photo a day challenge: January 2012”

  1. Yes, I'll attempt it too!

    I might set up blogger properly on my phone so if I can't get to the laptop some days I can publish straight from my phone (currently it just saves as a draft.)

    It'll help me with my longterm goal of daily blogging, I hope.

    I'll share my photos on Blogger.

    Thanks for the challenge! : D

  2. Sounds like fun. I don't do the whole facebook thing, so I'll play along on Twitter: Run_Mum

    Should be fun considering I am not very creative πŸ™‚

  3. Mr E. got a decent camera as an early Christmas present. I think I will borrow it to do this challenge. I need something to increase my motivation to blog.

    My Twitter name is @WhiningAtWorld

  4. I am VERY excited about this!

    Thank you so much for setting this up πŸ™‚ Great choices for the month as well!

    What should our hastag be for Twitter and Instagram?


  5. Thanks for the inspiration! I will be posting my photos on…


  6. I'll try this one on Instagram, I think! @tammilborn

    I'm no good at keeping up with these things, but there's always a first time, right? Thanks for the prompts – looks super fun!

  7. Ooohh this sounds like lots of fun! I'd love to give it a go but I feel I must warn you… I am rather forgetful and can be a tad unreliable, so mine may become the photo every other day or photo whenever I remember to post one challenge πŸ˜‰

  8. Admittedly the world's worst photographer, I'll give it a go… I don't have an iPhone but Android's pixlr-o-matic makes my rubbish photos look okay so perhaps it won't end up too bad after all?!
    Facebook: /ourlittlesins
    Twitter: @ourlittlesins

  9. Hi there! I'm new to your site but a friend posted a link on FB to your photo challenge here and it looks like fun. So, count me in! πŸ˜€

    Find me here:

    Instagram: mosaik
    Twitter: @mosaik

  10. I'm in! Big thanks to @_misslexi for the introduction. I'm @rosemaryslade on both twitter and instagram. Yay! Already something fun to look forward to in 2012. How exciting!

  11. This is a wonderful idea!! I am going to try and do this for Jan, can't wait!!!
    My twitter, Instagram and Facebook are TheHomeEmpress

    Thanks πŸ˜€

  12. Hi Chantelle, can I use your photo on my blog. I'll link it back to your site. I'm going to be doing the photo a day challenge, and I'm sharing your idea on my blog for others to follow.


  13. I am so totally in the last few I have done have been so much fun.
    I am in Facebook and Instagram as Mamasalphabetsoup or Erika Jones, would love you to pop past and check out my pics!
    2012 I am doing a 365 days photo challenge and this will start me off fabulously!!

  14. I'd love to do this. Let's see if I can in between parenting a 5 and 2 year old and their newborn triplet siblings… A challenge indeedy… But sounds such fun.

  15. I would love to do this. I am already planning a “Take 12” Challenge (take 12 photos on the 12th of each month). I will post the photos to Facebook (Kathy Taylor Ireland) and to my blog ( Thanks! Great idea.

  16. yes! me! I'd love to join. I may be crazy signing up when I am due to have a baby any day but that's just something more to photograph, right? See you on Twitter (@babykidspace) and Instagram (@babyspace).


  17. sound a fantastic way to liven up January- we're going to have a compettion at work to see what everyone can come up with



  18. oh i have to do this, love taking photos on my iphone and love posting pics for my friends and family on facebook…

  19. I'm going to have so much fun doing this! I'm on Facebook… Jennifer Hix-Lyles. Will you be doing one of these every month? Because I would totally be down with that!

  20. I'm in. Just created my blog to upload my photos to. Yay, I hope to follow others as well. I'll be using a DSLR + mobile phone + Instagram but upload them all to the blog.

  21. I'm joining you guys on this one. I have done 2 before and love taking a photo a day. It makes you remember every day in a special way xx

  22. Id like to give it a go and will probably use instagram.


    and facebook
    Charmaine Char Size

    cant wait to have a go.
    Have to learn how to do the hashie thing though:)

  23. I'm loving this. My new years resolution is to take a photo each day. This will make sure I don't give up!
    Instgram @shelby81

  24. Hi I'm in!

    Great way to encourage me to make the most of my camera and to take pictures of the memories and special moments in my life.

    Emma Slatter

  25. Hello Chantelle :o) Such a fabulous idea! I saw this on facebook through another friend and decided to give it a go…I have already had friends asking me if you are going to do this for every month? Would be a challenge on you, but would be great too!

    I will post on fb…Chantell Marshall

    Love your blog! xoxo

  26. thanks for a fun challenge! i wanted to do a photo challenge but i didn't know what so when this popped up on instagram through friends i follow i had to join in! i will probably be posting on instagram and do a weekly recap on my blog.

    instagram: ohsweetleeme
    twitter: @ohsweetleeme

    thanks again!

  27. Love this! I'm in…it's a great way to start off my Project 365 for 2012!Thanks for the inspiration… twitter: @jennyfeldon
    instagram: jennyfeldon

  28. yay! thanks for all the great ideas.. i just put my day one up! now off to bed. <3xojo

    instagram.. hottlt
    flickr.. hottlt
    twitter.. hottlt


  29. Thank you for this!

    I can be found on Instagram, username: chaoite.

    I hope that you don't mind, but I'm going to link this project from my online journal to your page, is that okay? Please feel free to let me know if it isn't and I'll remove it.

    Best wishes, Kye.

  30. i'm going to do this! i know i'm 3 days late tomorrow (3rd JAN)i'm going to do a photo of me,my breakfast and something i adore!
    my instagram is misskenzies and my blog is misskenzie's blog!

  31. Ok I caved and got instagram… Posting alone on twitter was boring! Now I need me some followers? Please? Lol! Twitter is lyndaal instagram is lyndeli

  32. This is just what I needed, I'm a day or two behind, but will catch up tomorrow as I only found you after breakfast today! πŸ™‚

    I have done Day 1 and will blog shortly πŸ™‚

    Thanks again Mel xox

  33. Well, I'm a day late starting but this looks great. I've been looking for a challenge to kick start 2012 and I think this is perfect!

    I'll twitter/instagram @victorianaudi

  34. Hi! I started the challenge yesterday, and then happened to stumble across your blog today, wow!
    So now I know who created the challenge, I can come and stalk you on IG too πŸ˜‰
    (I am mynameisem on Instagram)

  35. Drat why am I only discovering this now?! Better late than never eh.

    Twitter, Instagram and Blogger: @racheena πŸ™‚

    Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

  36. I'm participating… this is great new start for the new year! (Thanks for doing this!!)

    Twitter: dutchbeingme
    Instagram: dutchbeingme

  37. Can't wait for tomorrow!! I'm doing it here in Brazil too. I'm loving it!
    Instagram and twitter: @marinaamore

  38. I randomly stumbled upon this and your blog, I think it's a GREAT idea. Do you have any plans to create one for each month? Please do!

  39. what a wonderful idea! and the graphic/list is really cute too. i will definitely print it out, put it in my office, and look at it for inspiration. i am assuming this is just for january?

  40. Am totally in love with this brilliant idea of yours. Have been posting the pictures on Instagram (@cadymcbronzie) even though I missed Day One.

    Once again, thank you πŸ™‚

  41. Oooh I'm going to join in! I'm a little late to get started, but I'll catch up on the ones I've missed today.

    I'll do it through FB:

    Fun! Xx

  42. Just got a new camera for Christmas so this will be great practise learning how to use it.

    Instagram: kymmy21

  43. I love this idea. I'm joining in as of today. You can find me on twitter and instragram @showmethesun

    Look forward to seeing everyone's pics!

  44. Chantelle….
    Thank you, my daughter & I are having a wonderful time with your photo a day challenge. Bonding fun!

    Instagram….. keepinitpretty


  45. Fab! I am aiming (famous last words!) to take a photo a day for the year (or as long as I can), so definitely up for doing January with some topics to go off! tpr on instagram!

  46. Okay, me too! Although I am new to Instagram, so a little confused. What hashtag do we add so we all can see what's happening? Is it #janphotoaday?

    I'm late so I will have to take the first three today! I will post on Instagram and my blog.
    Twitter: @2glamourshoes
    Instagram: Ann@paynefive

  47. Fun! Even though I'm a bit late, I'm going to give this a go.

    Twitter – @inspirationCOOP
    Instagram – inspirationCOOP
    Blog –

    Thanks for the challenge, Chantelle.

  48. Fabulous!! I tried to do one last year and really enjoyed it πŸ™‚
    I'm also going to try and do a 365 day one this year, based on 365 moments of Joy.
    I will try to join in with yours, even though I am starting late πŸ™‚
    xx Sannah

  49. I'm playing along, and enjoying it!! It's going to be fun to keep up with each day. I've loved seeing everyone's #JANphotoaday photos. πŸ™‚

    createlovesholly on Instagram
    @createloves on Twitter


  50. I am joining in with the fun too, albeit a little late!

    I'll be posting my photos to my Flickr account (Sffarlenn_net) and will occasionally remember to post to my Twitter account (@LanethSffarlenn)

    My monthly photo exploits will also show up on my website at

    Thanks for this challenge! I've never really been into photography and just recently obtained a Canon 60D for filming some things and am blown away by the photos it takes!

    See you throughout the year!

  51. Love these topics, should be an awesome challenge πŸ™‚

    Instagram: sunnymartini
    Twitter: @sunnymartini

  52. Found this (late, which is my middle name) through amandaeaustin's Instagram. LOVE this idea! And now my Project Life/365 photos won't all look the same. πŸ™‚ I'm SecondGlantz on all sites and will more than likely be playing along on Instagram.

  53. Everyone is loving this! What a great idea. I will be doing this as well. Keep on inspiring! instragram: commanderinchic blog:

  54. Oh what a fabulous idea this is what I have been doing myself but with no theme so now I am gong to do yours and start today the 5th of January, a little bit late but that's okay. My page on Facebook is Grace of Autumn and my blog is thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creativity with all of us. Sandra Xx

  55. I love this idea!



  56. I totally love this challenge <3 Too bad I just found this today and skipped the four first challenge :(

    Anyway, this is my blog πŸ™‚

  57. Hi from Portugal, Chantelle!
    I've just started to follow you on instagram. I'm @luhlane. I'm so glad to have started the challenge. Props to you ; ))) xoxo

  58. I love love love this. I failed at a 354 project last year, I just couldn't come up with enough new ideas! Are you thinking of doing other months as well?

    My Twitter is @MrsBrits, I follow you now.

    <3 Erin

  59. I know I am a little late in joining. Was just thinking while we were walking this evening that I should be able to do this using my Blackberry. Originally didn't think I would manage if I had to keep going to the computer to download a photo a day.

    Have posted on Twitter and will see if I can get them posted on FB and my blog. Can't seem to find the photos on my iPad to load onto my blog so will try to fiddle with that tomorrow at work ,

    Now all I need to do is find a cheap photographic course so that I can learn how to take decent photos !!!!

    Have a great wee and take care.

  60. Such a nice idea! IΒ΄m a little bit behind, so today IΒ΄ve made my first pic and will blog it now. And I will follow you via facebook. Really a nice idea, love this! greetings from germany, geisslein

  61. Thank you for creating the challenge! I am having a lot of fun with it, I enjoy thinking about what photo I am going to take. Am allthelivelongday on Instagram, if anyone is interested. :o)

  62. I'm a little behind, but started today. A friend of mine was doing it, and I thought it looked like fun! Would be awesome if it was a year long thing πŸ™‚

  63. Wow, great to find the origin!
    Than you for this great challenge. IΒ΄m a bit late, took some time for it to get all the way to Norway I guess… So I choose to take the challenges I feel like, when I feel like. I do it my way, but I like the tasks.

  64. So I know this has been up for a while, but wanted to share with you my entire month! And also ask if you planned on making a list for February? If not I will repeat this one… I am planning to do this for all of 2012:) Thanks for making an awesome, and fun, version of the sometimes boring and mundane pic-a-day project!

  65. Thank you for the photo-a-day inspiration! I'm loving it, and am doing a similar one on my own blog now…except it's mainly for daily inspiration shots. Your blog is lovely, and once again, I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for the inspiration!

  66. What a great idea! I shared wight my friend Charlia so we will both be doing it… I'll share by twitter! Again, thx for giving us some “focus” on what to photograph!

  67. Hi, I'm taking the challenge! Missed the start of the year so I started on my birthday 11 Feb. Going to post them on my blog, facebook and flickr. Thanks for the challenge.

  68. Hi, I'm taking the challenge! Missed the start of the year so I started on my birthday 11 Feb. Going to post them on my blog, facebook and flickr. Thanks for the challenge.

  69. Hi, I have been looking for a photo a day challenge, this looks great. Missed the start of the year so decided to start on my birthday 11 Feb. Will post on my blog and on flickr BibaBubs. Thanks for the challenge.

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