September Photo a Day Challenge

>> Friday, August 31, 2012

Tomorrow is September 1st so I'm doing my monthly reminder and recruitment post about rhe Photo a Day Challenge hosted by Chantelle at Fat Mum Slim. I started this daily photo challenge back in the middle of March and today will be my 167th  day of participating. Over the past few months I've been happy to see many of my online and face to face friends join me in the fun. I'd like to encourage you to give it a try if you haven't. It really is a lot of fun and even more fun when people you know are also participating,

Every month Chantelle posts a list of subjects or prompts for each day of the month. Chantelle's post about this month's list includes some extra explanation and ideas just in case any of the prompts have you stumped.

This is the list for September and Chantelle's instructions:

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First up, you’ll notice the hashtag has completely changed. From now on it will just be #FMSphotoaday. I did this so it was easier to remember for everyone, and that we can see the photos from our little {or big!} community. So each month use the same hashtag. There will be a new list each month, just like there always has.

If you’re new around these parts {welcome!} let me share how to play. First up grab a camera or a smart phone. Save the list to your phone, or your computer, or save it to a Facebook album, your blog or Instagram. You’re more than welcome to share it. Then when September rolls around starting taking a photo each day. For instance for the 1st of September you’ll take a photo of you now. So it could be a self-portrait photo on the day, or take a photo of a photo. Then upload it to whichever platform you want to share it on; perhaps that’s Facebook, or Instgram, or Twitter or your blog {or Pinterest, Flickr, Tumblr etc}. If sharing to Instagram or Twitter, add the hashtag #FMSphotoaday.

One of the best bits of photo a day is checking out everyone else’s photos. You can find them on Instagram or Twitter by searching the hashtag #FMSphotoaday. Or check out my Facebook page where loads of people share theirs {share yours too!}: Fat Mum Slim Facebook page.

I have always opted to participate in this challenge using only photos from my phone. Between Instagram and a few other photo applications I have lots of options for editing photos on my phone. It's fun for me to see what I can do using just my phone and apps.

If you’d like to check out my previous photos they’re on my Tumblr blog at at Whimpulsiveness

I'm also now using ShutterCal too. You can see all 167 of my Photo A Day photos in a calendar format.

The most important thing to remember about this is the flexibility. For me, using only photos from my phone makes it low pressure so I don't feel like I ahve to have a perfect shot. That helps me to just relax and have fun with it.

I have created a Google Calendar for those who would like to have the daily prompts in their google calendar. Here is a link to the Instructions for subscribing to that.

If you've been participating I hope you'll continue. Please let me know where you are sharing your photos so that I can find them.

Here are a few of my favorites from the August Photo a Day Challenge. Click on the individual photos if you want to see a larger version.

One
August 2nd - One
Somewhere you sat
August 4th - Somewhere you sat
Glasses
August 8th - Glasses
Spoon
August 12th - Spoon
Faces
August 17th - Faces
Tap
August 17th - Tap

3 comments:

Meghan 9/01/2012 1:13 AM  

I read your post last month and I really wanted to participate, but didn't. I might try this starting today. :)

Trish 9/03/2012 12:28 PM  

My favorite is tap although faces is pretty good, too. I failed at August but blame you and Kelly for not reminding me. :) I told her that I'd try again for September so I guess I better go take 1-4!

SuziQoregon 9/04/2012 6:12 PM  

Meghan: Hope you join in - if you do be sure to let us know where you're posting your photos,

Trish: LOLOL - I'll try to remember to nag you more this month ;-)

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