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Photo a day July: See the list & join the challenge

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It’s July tomorrow. Tomorrow! Where has this year gone? It’s gone by in a blur of moving house and having fun, mostly. What about you?

A new month means one thing, another photo a day challenge. Are you ready to play along in July?

Here’s how to play:

1. Look at the list. What’s the prompt for the day? Let’s pretend it’s self portrait.
2. Take a photo of yourself, either in the mirror or some way else.
3. Upload your photo to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, your blog, Pinterest or where ever it is you want to share your photo. Use the hashtag #photoadayjuly so people can find your photos
4. Check out everyone else’s photos. Comment or like them!


Here’s a little more detail on the prompts, in case you need it:

1. Self portrait:
a photo of yourself that you’ve taken {get creative, take a photo of your reflection maybe?}
2. Busy: take a photo of something busy – the street, your to-do list, people shopping, just something that represents busy
3. Best part of your day: What’s the best part of your day? Your morning coffee? Seeing your kids or loved one? Going for a walk? Snap it and share it.
4. Fun: Shoot a picture of something fun or something you enjoy doing.
5. On the floor: Take a picture of something on the floor. Your feet, patterned tiles, toys, grass – what’s beneath your feet?
6. Chair: Take a photo of a chair you see in your travels or at home/work/school etc.
7. Garden: Take a photo of a garden, yours or someone elses!
8. Lunch: What’s for lunch today? Take a photo before you eat it!
9. Big: Take a photo of something big. Perhaps make it look bigger by getting down low and shooting it looking up?
10. Your favourite colour: What’s your fave colour right now? Take a photo of it.
11. Letter: Take a photo of a letter, perhaps one you get in the mail, one you wrote or even a letter from the alphabet {in a sign, or in a book or somewhere else!}
12. Texture: This is a toughy! Take a photo of something with texture; carpet, wood, a painting anything that has texture in it.
13. Open: Take a picture of an open sign, or something open; a door, a jar, anything that can be ‘open’!
14. Building: Take a photo of a building you see. It could be a big or small building.
15. Finger: Take a photo of a finger, yours, someone elses, a finger sign or even a toy finger or sorts.
16. Sign: Get creative! Find a sign {a street sign, someone doing sign language or even a sign of fate!}
17. Your addiction: What’s your guilty pleasure? What do you love? What are you addicted to? Share it!
18. Plate: Take a picture of of a plate, with or without food on it.
19. Animal/insect/pet: Take a photo of a little critter or a big critter today.
20. Eyes: Take a photo of eyes, on you, someone else, a pet or even a toy.
21. 9 o’clock: Take a photo of what ever you’re doing at 9am or 9pm. Your choice.
22. Upside down: Take a different look at the world. Take a photo upside-down or of something upside-down.
23. Mirror: Take a photo of a mirror, or or your reflection in the mirror.
24. A stranger: Be brave or sneaky. Take a photo of a perfect stranger.
25. Heart: Take a photo of a heart.
26. Sunshine: Shoot the sun! Easy!
27: On the road: Take a photo of something on the road; you driving, other cars, paint on the road or anything!
28. Cup: What’s your favourite cup to drink from? Or a trophy cup you won? Or a drink you had today. Shoot it and share it.
29. Last thing you bought: Was it something as exciting or toilet paper? Or something more extravagant? Share it!
30. Calm: Earlier in the month we shot busy, now let’s shoot something calm. What’s calm in your life today?
31. Toothbrush: Boring right? Make it interesting. Play with apps {if you’re using a smartphone} to make it more interesting. Have fun!

I look forward to seeing all your photos. Where will you be sharing them this month?

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  • I’ll follow….!!!!!!!! thank you for the list!!!

  • For the past two months, I share them on Instagram, Tumblr and Twitter. But since July is special month of mine, I plan to share them on my blog [maybe with few descriptions] as well.

  • Jen

    I played for the first time in May looking forward to plying again this month on my blog πŸ™‚

    • Jen

      opps sori delete this if you like

  • Michelle

    I really enjoy playing along, thanks for the great daily pic tips πŸ™‚ if only Instagram would load…. It’s been down all day πŸ™

    • Alli

      It’s Because Their Main Server In Virginia Went Down Because They Are Having Storms..!

      • Laura

        Ahhh that’s why it don’t work! Thanks (:

        • Thanks for that. I’ve been wondering a lot myself!!

  • Angela

    I will be joining this month … looking forward to it

  • I’m so in for July (it’ll be my seventh month participating)!
    See my #PhotoADayJune compilation post here:

  • Hi there πŸ˜‰
    I’ve just found your blog because of this challenge and I love it! (Both the blog and the challenge^^)
    Your blog is amazing, it’s so inspirational! Going to follow you now πŸ™‚
    I’ve seen this challenge quite often by now and I think in July I’ll actually be participating for the first time πŸ˜‰

    Best wishes!
    xoxo Jenni

  • Cat

    I just wanted to thank you for continuing to create these every month! I know it just started out as something small and fun for you, but it’s brought me nothing but pleasure since I discovered it mid-January. I think Instagram is by far my favourite iPhone app so everything about your challenge just radiates YAY for me. πŸ˜‰

    So, yes, thank you for making this fun and for keeping it up for the rest of us this year. (I also love surfing the hashtags and seeing photos from all around the world! This is one way I get to travel outside of Canada on a regular virtual basis!)

  • Hoping to be able to fulfill this challenge this month.

  • I will join and will post my photo in my blog as well as in my facebook account. ^^

    I know this is going to be exciting. i still dunno if I can perfectly complete the 30 days as I have weekencd travels, but I will try my best to do so. ^^

  • thanks thanks! love this idear! i will write a blogpost tomorrow on my blog also πŸ™‚

    greetings Nicole

  • DΓ©bora GonΓ§alves

    I’ll share this on my instagram and tumblr! I’ve so much fun doing this!!

  • Looking forward to another month of photos, and Summer hols start this month, so I have no excuse for missing any! I’m so pleased to still be keeping up with it (mostly!) – thanks for continuing to think up and post the prompts! My photos will be on my instagram @tpr and then blogged at the end of each week!

  • Love this idea. I’m totally giving it a try!

  • I’m trying this for the first time!! Thanks for sharing your list! πŸ™‚ I’ll be posting my pics on Tublr through Instagram

  • Sarah Sofie

    Love this idea, and did it last month as well. But instagram is pretty weird today, I can’t see my photos and it keep saying “can’t refresh feed”:-(

  • Amanda

    Going to be participating again this month; hopefully, I’ll be able to complete the month. Instagram: @thatmanda πŸ™‚

  • Charmaine

    Looks like fun. Thanks for the ideas list. Sharing it with friends ard the world to participate. Hope i can take a photo a day.

  • I always have people ask me about this! I always send them your way. I post my shots on a Facebook group, on Instagram as well as my blog and I always link to you and the next months list.

    Thanks for all the hard work put into the list. You do such a great job.

    And the blog looks lovely! I can’t wait to hear how you like WordPress?

  • I participated in June and had a blast! I’m definitely in for July:) Thanks so much!

  • Amy

    Hi.. I keep meaning to start…since Jan! Ok do I’ve decided I’ll do 2 pics a day!
    I’m going to do Jul/Jun, Aug/May, Sept/April, Oct/Mar, Nov/Feb & Dec/Jan!
    That way I can play catch up with a fun twist! Eeek… 2 pics of myself today..
    Hmmm… I’ll see how this turns out & let u know!

  • I’m in.

  • charmaine

    Im thinking i might take them with my 365 day app, move and upload with instagram and post to my fb page. That way i have a monthly calendar record i can add to my blog later (i think) im not very techno savvy:) But i also wish to thank you for doing this, i played a couple of months then got sidetracked with life, but im back on board again:)

  • This sounds like a great idea. Thank you! I have just finished my Day 1 pic (it is july1 here in Australia) and will post it on my blog.

  • On Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. User name pillworm. Thanks, can’t wait!!

  • I’ve been participating since May on my blog and posting on Instagram using my iPhone. It hasn’t been perfect, as I’ve missed many days. But I keep striving. One of these months, I shall have a perfect month! Now, hopefully I will remember to take my photos each day!

  • First time for me – but I`m SO IN!! =))

  • Joined last month and I’m joining again! I also influenced a bunch of friends to join! So fun! Posted the list on my blog as well –

    Thanks for this! πŸ™‚

  • This will be my 3rd month participating in this photoaday challenge!!!
    im sooooo addicted lol!! i love it, the best part is my boyfriend tries to help me with ideas for some of the subjects, so its kinda bringing me and him closer as well…. thanx for inventing this Chantelle!! u rock my sox off…. love ya work gurl, p.s im a follower on ur instagram – Rockstar_Tash πŸ™‚

    oh and if u wanna check out my PhotoADayJune compilation, heres the link πŸ™‚

  • Aida

    I just saw this challenge on a friends FB wall and decided to give it a shot and try it out.. I’ll be posting in instagram and Facebook..

  • I love photo projects and after watching my friends doing this I want to give it a try, too. It’s been a while since my last Photo A Day project.

  • I’m going to really knuckle down this month and get those photos out, thanks for the prompts x

  • I’ve wanted to try this ever since I started using Instagram but I forget about it until half-way through the month. I’m so excited I remembered on the 1st of the month this time! πŸ™‚ I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s photos this month. Hopefully, I can remember to take all of mine! πŸ™‚ {lol}

  • Thanks for the challenge. I’ll post the photos on my blog from Portugal.

  • I’ll be playing along – are you running a daily linky for them?

  • Hi, I will paricipate now too. You can follow here:
    Funny photos from Germany πŸ™‚

  • Claire Barton

    I had heaps of fun last month and just loaded my first pic for this month. I only missed one day last time so hopefully I can go the whole month this time. Thanks for the challenges, it has re-inspired my love for photography after so many years of it taking a back seat to everything else! Looking forward to all the pics. πŸ™‚

  • I’ll give it a go. For me it help to have a list to work from. *:)

  • Kim

    I’m keen to give this a good shot after a failed attempt in June. I loved doing this in May. I love your site Chantelle. Keep being yourself and I hope that you will soon be settled in your new place. Embrace the change and thankyou for providing great viewing and a platform for this photographic creativity!!
    My July Challenge has started here:

  • Will be joining this month, don’t know how far I’ll get though. πŸ™‚

  • I’m in!
    And i’ll share this on my blog!
    Thank you!

  • Thanks for the list! I am joining up thanks to @theboyandme!

  • Hi there! Been doing this challenge since January <3 I will be sharing on my blog and on my flickr account at

  • What a fun challenge! I’m going to take it! My instagram name is erin_patrick and my twitter handle is @ErinPatrick! Woo hoo! This will be fun!

  • This is just what I need to keep me focused through the dog days of summer…I will be posting on instagram and my blog…

  • I’ve played around with this before but never managed a whole month. However as I take part in project 365 and run one of the British linkies for it, I’m using it as my prompt this month. Thanks!

  • awesome! right, me and mum have just blogged our photo for day 1, check it out! cant wait for the rest, sooooo excited x

  • awesome! me and mum have just blogged our photo for day 1. check it out! sooooo excited for the rest x

  • i was invited by a friend to do this, its a great idea, im creative anyway so this is a really fun project for me

  • kerri

    always wanted to play this and seeing as July is my birthday month no better month to start!!! yay!!! twitter and instagram will be the place I post.twitter @missyb29 instagram @missyb30

    have fun everyone!!

  • What a great idea! I’m going to give this a try πŸ™‚

  • I’ve been wanting to participate in one of these challenges for a while now, but I always seem to forget what day it is…or what month it is…or where I am…

    Anyhoo…I’m so glad I stumbled onto this today! I can’t wait to play along!

  • This is my first time and I’m excited to join the challenge on my facebook page!

  • I’m in thanks! πŸ™‚ I’ll be posting on my tumblr

  • Jo

    Been posting these on my blog for about 4 months now and it helps me tell the story of my week in a unique way. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • I am so in! This sounds like great fun and I need something to get me back on track with my blogging at the moment… this is perfect πŸ™‚ You can follow my #photodayjuly here if you like! I can’t wait to check out everyone’s photos!!

  • I’ve been seeing this a lot lately and am joining in for the first time on my blog! Self portrait today, just before I headed out for a bike ride πŸ˜‰

  • I’ll be doing this on my blog πŸ™‚

  • Thanks for sharing, I’ll be blogging my progress. πŸ™‚ Here’s to doing it all 31 days…

  • Love this idea..will be playing along on my blog!

  • Day 1! So excited to try it out this July.

  • I’m going to give this a try. I sure hope I can keep up. I posted the POD on my blog today.

  • I’m up for the challenge! Follow my pictures on The Grey Blog!!!!

  • Eva

    My sister in law and I are going to play too, a good way for us to keep in touch since she is an ocean away.
    Love your new blog layout, am wondering whether I wasted my time setting up in blogger. Looks great!

  • Jenn

    Excited to do this as I just got a new DSLR. I will be putting them on pinterest.

  • Lizzie

    This is my first photo challenge and i
    I am way excited! Thank you!

  • I’m definitely in! This is a great idea. It’s already the second of July down here so I’ll have to play catch up!

  • Bobbie

    I love this idea! I’ve never been an instagram user but this has made me start using it! I’m hoping to make it all month! I never do well with project 365 so we will see!! Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    I’m in! Love your blog by the way!
    I’ve done a post and linked it back to you! you can see it here on my new blog

    xxx Kasia

  • Kerrie

    I have uploaded to my facebook page and my blog but how do I see other peoples photos?? (I am afirst timer and not quite sure what the hashtag bit is about. And also the link/)

  • On Instagram, Facebook or myspace and Tweets. Individual name pillworm. Thanks, cannot wait!!

  • Heather

    Sounds like fun! I’ve been wanting to do one of these for a while, so I’m looking forward to trying it this month! πŸ™‚
    Heather at:
    Instagram: @heatherinde

  • i want to join your list this month posting on facebook and my blog


    I’ve done JUNE and I enjoyed it so much….so I guess I’ll do JULY also….This is one stress-buster! Thanks! πŸ˜€

  • Hello! I found the idea very nice saw?! I want to participate! Never done this before, I’m kinda lost, but come on! πŸ™‚

  • Instagram! (@CaseyLHenry)

  • I made it thru the June challenge!!!! WOOHOO!!! I am not very good at completing these things usually but I persevered and am now starting on July. I was away for the last couple of days of June but was sure to post the rest of the photos this morning. Now, onward to July!!! I’ll be posting on Flickr as wendy0112. Thanks for doing this again. I love it!!!!! xoxo

    ~ Wendy

  • Courtney

    Where have I been? Under a rock? I loooove taking pictures, especially random pictures. And my newest addiction is Instagram. Can’t wait to get started. πŸ™‚

  • I’m going to give this a try! Every day will be a challenge! My goal is to publish the photos on my blog, Instagram and Twitter. Great idea!

  • Teawench

    I love this idea! I’m going to do this month on Twitter (@teawench) and if I stick with it maybe I’ll do boards on Pinterest.

  • OKay, I just posted the first two days pictures on Fickr. How do I let people know how to view them and how do I view others? I could post them to my blog. . . .Can someone help, this is my first time participating.


    • You can put the link in the website box or you could put the link in the actual comment box.

  • I’ll be putting mine on my new deviant art page πŸ™‚

  • Challenging myself to stick with it over the whole month. I’ll be sharing my photos on my blog and on Pinterest.

  • I have been wanting to join in with this challenge for months now but never managed, this month (although I’m two days late!) I will definitely be joining in! πŸ™‚

  • Jenn.

    This is SUCH an awesome challenge! Unfortunately I don’t have Instagram but I’m totally going to do this.

  • Gabi

    How do u make one of the photo a day things cuz I want to make 1

  • once again, i’ll be posting on my blog, !!

  • I just discovered this challenge from another friend. I can jump in a little late?

  • I’m trying to follow along with the photo a day this month, I just need to load them to my blog!

  • I am joining in for the first time Chantelle!
    Excited to share photos on instagram and your July challenge.

    Thank you for encouraging us all….I am ready to go out and take some photos !!

    Kay Ellen

  • Stefanie

    I am participating for the first time! So exciting. I wanted to do this so badly.
    I am looking forward for tomorrow. fun? hmmm, going to be working all day.
    anyways – here are my results so far:

  • Alright I played catch-up since I missed the first 2 days. Since tomorrow is July 4th there should be lots of possibilities. See what I’ve done so far:
    Girl Who Reads

  • My first month trying this. Hope I can make it, but I’m pretty bad at completing these types of things. Anyway, link to my photos so far:

  • Gunga

    I can’t wait to start will be uploading to Facebook &pinterest

  • Can I start taking photos from today or wait until August? I created my blog yesterday so that’s why I couldn’t do this from the first of July. Answer (kinda) soon please! Hugs &kisses!’


    • fatmumslim

      Start today! x

  • I wanna join this challenge. I hope there is no problem to start from today (6th of July).


    • fatmumslim

      No problem at all. Welcome aboard!

  • This is so much fun, thanks for doing this again! This first time participating as well, can’t wait to see everyone’s photo update for this month ! Follow us on twitter (how2_guy) and instagram (sarah_tsao) Let the fun challenge begin πŸ™‚

  • I started this in June and I love it! It’s going to be a good way to get everyday things in my scrapbooks. If you’re interested in following, you can view my blog at πŸ™‚

  • Bec

    I’m trying to play along and so far so good!! BUT I’m trying to move my photos from the general ‘instagram photos’ album on FB into it’s own “Photo a day – July” album but I can’t seem to work out how to get them to move.
    Any ideas?????

    • fatmumslim

      That will only work if you publish them from your computer into the album, rather than straight from Instagram. πŸ™

      • Anonymous

        Bugger πŸ™ Thanks for letting me know. It would be great if FB allowed that – My OCD tendencies make me want to have them all organized into monthly albums πŸ˜‰

  • I’m hooked – on my third month playing now! So refreshing to see each day from a fresh angle. Thank you!

  • On my website I will post every photo a day:
    I have posted a link to your website πŸ™‚

  • Getting a late start but I will catch up πŸ˜‰

  • just found it today and started immediately
    Its my first time and love it!!!
    see the photo of day 6 here:

  • love the idea and just started right away! :-)!!

    see here:

  • Sounds so much fun!!!

  • Thank you for the list – very inspiring :O)

  • I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you make this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz reply as I’m looking to design my own blog and would like to know where u got this from. thanks

  • Lois

    Please, can I ask everyone how they are storing their photos other than twitter, Facebook etc. great idea and am going to join in this month.

  • Thanks for the challenge! I’ve decided to join in the fun. Posting on instagram and my blog

  • Oh, I’m in love with the challenge this month.
    Thank you for this!
    You can see my results on my blog: but I will also post them on twitter!
    Lots of love!

  • Beth H.

    I came across Photo A Day last month and started participating. I’m doing it this month also. Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy it. I always enjoy thinking about what I’m going to photograph for that day’s subject. I also love playing around with my camera to come up with the best photo of that subject. I’ve been posting my pics on Facebook.

    Thanks for doing this and I find myself looking forward to a new month of new items to photograph and share.

  • Anonymous

    Twelve days done and dusted already!!! Am I keeping up???? Taking the photos YES…..posting the photos NO…. I have a multi photo posting every 3 or 4 days. But I am enjoying the challenge of finding something to photograph each day!!

  • Golly it’s a long scroll to here πŸ˜‰
    I’ve been following and watching your Photo a Day and am going to jump in next month. (I’m a bit of a perfectionist and like fresh starts) Look forward to playing along x

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  • meg
  • July is my first challenge. Timing was perfect because I just purchased a new camera and this is a great opportunity to play with settings. Photos are posted on Pinterest here:

  • I’ve been mainly posting it on my Facebook since I started in June, but now I’m back posting to my Tumblr/Twitter.

  • I’ve said that least 1911780 times. SCK was here

  • anna warner

    do you have a list for August!? can’t believe its here yet!

  • I joined this month, and I really loved it. πŸ™‚

    you can see mine on:

    xx (:

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