September Photo a Day

Isn’t the year getting away from us? The September 2023 Photo A Day list is here, and I think it’s a really balanced list with prompts that can be simple, or you can stretch and get really creative with.


+ To play on Instagram, simply check out the list for the daily prompt, and then snap a photo using that as inspiration. Share the photo to your feed and include the hashtag #FMSPAD in your caption. We also have daily hashtags to find photos better {see below}. Over on our @fms.photoaday Instagram account, we love showing off photos from our community. You can look at the #FMSPAD hashtag to see all the great photos from our community.

+ To play on Facebook, you can share to your personal feed, or jump over and join our private Photo A Day Facebook group and share there.

We have a beautiful bunch of moderators in our Facebook group who select the photos from each day to highlight and give a little extra love in the community. It’s a fun, friendly place to get involved.


+ To make things easier, you can download the prompts automatically into your phone or PC calendar. For Smartphones & Mac Calendar, click here. For HTML for web viewing, click here.
+ You can also save the list as your screensaver or save it to your camera roll.


1: Photo from outside

Think of taking a photo from the outside looking in. That could be the outside of a shop, cafe or your home – or where ever you’re positioned on the outside, looking in.

2: Happiness is

What is happiness to you? Share it in a photo.

3: It’s me

Show us you! Maybe share a flashback or a childhood photo.

4: Something beautiful

Show a photo of something you consider to be beautiful. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

5: This is useful

What’s something you find useful? A tool, cooking utensil? Even a hack that you think we should know about.

6: From down low

Take a photo from down. Get close to the ground and shoot looking up.

7: From up high

Take a photo from up high looking down.

8: Heck yes!

What’s something you’d do a fist pump for? An empty laundry basket? An organised fridge? Your team winning? An empty inbox? Finishing a workout? Share your heck yes!

9: Made from wood

A simple one, share something that is made from wood.

10: What I’m watching

What are you watching at the moment? A TV show? Birds flying by? Your kids playing? Your partner cooking. Share what you see.

11: In the middle

Show something in the middle. Your middle child. An item in the middle of a row.

12: Can’t live without

What can’t you live without? Literal or more creative, share it!

13: In nature

Take a photo in nature. Get outside and explore.

14: On my table

What’s on your table today?

15: Environment

Share your environment. This could be a little peek into your home, the organic environment outside, or another hint at environment.

16: Last one

Imagine a pizza box on a table, and one piece left. The last one! What else symbolises the last one? The last tree in a row? The last boat in the river…

17: Whole

Whole means that someone is complete and in an undamaged state. How can you share that in a photo?

18: A place

Think about a place you love – maybe if you’ve recently visited a place you could share it with us, in a little review style.

19: On the floor

What’s on the floor? Take a photo and share it!

20: This season

What season are you in? Spring? Fall? Share it in a photo.

21: Ice cream

Any excuse to eat ice cream! Take a photo a share it!

22: Pasta

And pasta. You can get creative this one. Raw pasta show close-up (macro) can be really interesting – or share your favourite pasta recipe! Don’t like to cook? Head out for a cheap bowl of pasta!

23: Bottle

A message in a bottle. A bottle of your favourite drink.

24: Triangle

Take a photo of a triangle – look for shapes in buildings, signs, and as you go about your day.

25: Mess

Ok, this one might be challenging for the clean freaks among us. Show what mess looks like to you. What about a before and after?

26: Grown

Everything living grows – animals, people, plants… show something grown.

27: Far away

Take a photo of something far away in the distance.

28: Playtime

How do you like to have fun? Share a photo of play!

29: Moon

Take a photo of the moon, where ever you are in the world.

30: Small

Take a photo of something small.