Photo a day June: it’s time!

Well May has been and gone and now June is here! It’s a big month for me. I’ll be in The Great Barrier Reef for a week, we’re moving house, I’ll be celebrating a birthday and more! I hope that means good photos.

May was a rollercoaster month for me. Looking back on the photos I can remember each day and how I felt, or what I was going through. It makes me realise that this is just like keeping a journal. We’re capturing snapshots of each day, and they trigger memories … well for me they do anyway.

Over 1 million photos were shared on Instagram for #photoadaymay. Isn’t that mind-blowing? I wonder if we added up ALL of the photos on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram {plus those using the incorrect hashtag}, blogs etc if we’d get close to 2 million? It’s mind-blowing stuff!

So, a big thank you to everyone for sharing their lives through their photos. It’s impossible to see them all, but I try and take time every day to see as many as I can. This stuff will never get old for me. The sharing, the photos, the community – I really love it. So, thank you.

There’s no time for snoozing, June kicks off today – and here is the list again:

Let me explain each prompt a little, so it’s easier for new photo-takers:

1. Morning
Take a photo of anything from your morning; you in bed, breakfast, commuting to work, anything!
2. Empty
Take a photo of anything empty; an empty room, glass, bottle, sky, beach, anything!
3. On your plate
What’s on your plate? That could mean – what’s on your to-do list today? Or literally what’s on your breakfast/lunch/dinner plate?
4. Close-up
Take a photo of something close-up; your eye, the grass, a toy … absolutely anything!

5. Sign

Take a photo of a street sign, a shop sign, someone doing sign language, any sign!
6. Hat
Take a photo of you wearing a hat, someone else wearing a hat, a hat in a shop – and yes those in cooler months – beanies count!
7. Drink
Take a photo of a drink, a beverage etc
8. 6 o’clock
Take a photo of what you’re doing at either 6am or 6pm. Or take a photo of the clock at that time.
9. Your view today
What’s your view today? What can you see? Snap it. Share it!
10. Best bit of your weekend
What was the best bit about your weekend? Take a photo of it.
11. Door
Take a photo of a door, big or small.
12. From a low angle
Get down low and shoot.
13. Art
Take a photo of a piece of art you have displayed in your home, you’ve created or you see while out. Any art will do!
14. Time
Take a photo of time; a clock, a watch, before and after – anything that symbolises time!
15. Yellow
Take a photo of anything yellow – the sun, or something you see!
16. Out and about
Get out and about today and take a photo of what you do.
17. In your bag
What’s in your bag? Share it.
18. Something we don’t know about you
Can you twist your tongue? Did you get a diploma in something? Do you love Justin Bieber bad? Share something that we might not know about you
19. Imperfect
Share something imperfect. Is it you? A broken glass? An irregular shape. Something!
20. Fave photo you’ve ever taken
Re-share a favourite photo that you’ve taken over time or shoot a new favourite!
21. Where you slept
Where did you sleep last night? Take a photo and share it.
22. From a high angle
Shoot your photo from a high angle looking down.
23. Movement
Take a photo of movement; a car flying by, a person dancing, someone jumping – anything!
24. On your mind
What are you thinking about? The news? Your family? Yourself? Share what’s on your mind.
25. Something cute
Did you spot something cute? An animal? A person? A thing?
26. Where you shop
Do you shop online? Or in a store? Share where you shop.
27. Bathroom
Share a bathroom – yours, a public one, a friends – can even just be the door.
28. On the shelf
Shoot a shelf and what’s on it.
29. Soft
What’s soft? Is it your hair, a toy, a sofa, or something else?
30. A friend
Take a snap of a friend and share it.

If you’re playing and sharing somewhere – leave a link below. I’ll be sharing to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and then here at the end of the month. You can find me as FatMumSlim in all of those places. x

253 thoughts on “Photo a day June: it’s time!”

  1. Hey Chantelle, just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to come up with these lists every month! June will be my third month doing your photo-a-day challenge, and it has been so much fun πŸ™‚

  2. This is my first time, I'm planning on using my iphone so I'll be attempting to share on Twitter @restisnot and Facebook

  3. I love this idea. I found it near the end of May, so I was hoping there would be a June one to start from the start.. I will be doing it hopefully over twitter and facebook while I travel in the States! @M_Weatherall if you would like to see πŸ™‚

  4. I enjoyed following my friends on their Photoaday quest in May and this month I will join them – on Instagram. Such a wonderful and motivating idea!!
    Fahmiya :)))

  5. I'm going to participate this month! It's my first time and I'm pretty excited about it. I'll post my pics on my blog and fb page if anyone wants to check them out πŸ™‚

  6. Oh gosh i am so excited! I love photography and i have been out of the game for ..about 4 years now because i now have two little boys, i do take alot of them but i dont go got shooting like u use to! I am so glad i came upon ur blog i am looking forward to “morning” so i can get started!!!:)

  7. I've been reading about this over at Sarah's Beach Cottage. I'll be starting a day late….and will share via instagram (awelshgirl) which links to my Facebook page.

  8. i will be sharing on my instagram @2dezhoezimastar this will be my first time πŸ™‚ Enjoy your June

  9. This is the first month I'm gonna join the challenge, so I'm very exited to make photos! πŸ™‚

  10. This has been on my '33 before 33' list for months now! I'm so excited that June is finally the month I'll be playing along… I'll be sharing on instagram @jacquie99 and on my blog

    Can't wait to see others captured moments!


  11. Always so much fun. Thanks for creating the list every month. I look forward to them. It's getting me back to what I once enjoyed doing so much, taking pictures.

  12. What a fun idea! I've seen others do this in previous months, but I think I'll go for it in June! My instagram username is keegz and I'll be sharing on my blog as well –

  13. I have gotten so many people asking my about the photo a day “thing.” I keep sending them your way! Thanks for putting in all the hard work! I could never think of all of these. And this months tips and rules was a great help! Thanks!!

  14. This is my first time doing this and I'm excited to give it a try! I'll be sharing on instagram and possibly my blog. Marilowder and

  15. Joined you at the end of May, it's a great thing you're doing. Will try to keep up and will share on twitter @ClareCollis

  16. First time doing this! I'll be sharing on Twitter and Instagram πŸ™‚
    Follow! >
    Instagram: @graceloretta
    Twitter: @Gracemarie

  17. What a super fun idea! I'm going to try this for the first time with Instagram, and do a wrap-up of the month on my blog Thanks!!

  18. Hi Chantelle, just want to say this is really fun! I love the serendipity of it~ I woke up on June 1st and looked into the mirrored screen of my new iphone :} and took a sleepy-eye'd photo (as I'm trying to work on my photography) in the light of the window, then I checked the photoadayjune list and it was Morning.

    I have just checked the list for June 3 (which is now for you but I get to sleep before then) and it's On your plate~ well, we're planning to go out for dinner to a place that make the largest cakes and serve the most gigantic individual slices I have ever seen! Photo op!

    Don't let anyone dull your shine today!


  19. I love this…I started last month but I up'd the game by using it as a challenge to all my FB friends. I am an American living in China and my FB contacts are from all over the globe. This is a great way for us to share a little of what we see each day…so entertaining and interesting on what how the list is interpreted by our international community. Thanks for the inspiration.

  20. First time participating. Just saw this on a Blog and funny thing I took a photo of my breakfast this morning and the day before yesterday a pic of the morning sky. I think it means I should do this lol
    I will put on instagram and blog and sometimes facebook via instagram.
    instagram dollybees


  21. I want to thank you so much for setting up these challenges. I played along in May for the first time, and had so much fun, I'm continuing into June! I've been out of work for a few months, trying to make some life decisions, and this has really helped give me something else to focus on that's positive. Thank you!

    I am sharing my photos on my blog,, and (when I remember), on your Facebook page.

    Thanks again.

  22. This is the first time I am doing photo-a-day and I am already addicted to it. Thank you for this. I am doing it on my blog, my FB page, twitter and pinterest. Hope you like my photos.

    Nutty Cook

  23. first time I'm doing a photo challenge! I'm posting to Twitter @GoBruins466 and instagram: halfcrazy13one

    Sounds like lots of fun! Thanks!!


  24. I started this but had No idea where it was from since i saw my friend post the list lol. It's been fun so far πŸ™‚
    I'm sharing via instagram @ Tiffanytrinh88. And twitter.@ lululala1234.


  25. So exciting and glad I didn't miss too much! I'll be joining in and sharing on Instagram @craftyfinds and on Twitter @craftyfinds

  26. so fun! this is my first photo challenge so i'm excited to try it out! Posting pics on my blog >> & twitter @housewifedin07

    can't wait to see everyone's pics! β™₯

  27. Love this – I've attempted a 30 day photo challenge before but sans themes. It makes every day count! Will be sharing snaps this June via Twitter and Instagram – @ranreadwrote.

  28. I'm sharing on Facebook and Instagram. First month ever – so happy I saw this! This started out as a way to celebrate the month of my birthday, but I really like this means of expression. I'd love to see pictures other folks take! :o)

  29. Hi! Participating on this photo challenge for the first time and will be sharing on my Flickr and on Twitter (@strangedesigns)

    It's been fun so far and given me quite a creative boost! Thanks πŸ™‚

  30. Thank you for the challenge! It has inspired me to not only take more photos but has encouraged me to blog more regularly.

  31. I'm sharing on Instagram (lynnebee)- first time I've tried a photo a day. It's been fun so far to see how this affects my day, how I look at things – thank you for that! πŸ™‚

  32. OK I have finally joined the smart phone revolution. I am sharing on instagram at karen_notley. I have a really dumb question. How do I share instagram photos in a blog post (blogger)? I have had a look around but am somewhat technologically challenged and can't find a neat solution.

  33. I love your photos a day challenge! Unfortunately, I've tried the last two months to stay consistent with it but I can't ever complete a month…here's to June!!


  34. Hi. I am late. A whole lot late but I thought to myself better late then never. So I started with Time! How apt. Let's hope I stick to this. Will backtrack through the list and play catchup.
    Thanks for this project. It's just what I need πŸ™‚

  35. Hi! Thanks for the time you’ve put into these! They’re very entertaining and make me stop & notice the small, simple things in life! πŸ™‚ BTW, how did u put all your pics together like above???? Thanks.

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