May Photo a Day Challenges
I have found a way to make daily photo prompts work well for me.
No single photo a day prompt list fully works for me. I choose to save several lists and choose one prompt each day from among those lists. I’m happy to say that I love this approach and it works great for me. I highly recommend it.
Here is a sample of the photo a day lists I’ll be using for May:
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If committing to a month at a time feels like too much, there are other weekly and daily options available on Instagram
The SunnyPicChallenge posts a theme each week for the weekdays and has theme free weekends
Also, 365_today posts a weekly prompt list each week.
I have also discovered another source of inspiration for those days when nothing on the lists inspires me. There are several Instagram accounts that feature a new theme every day or every week. I follow these accounts and every once in a while they save me when I just don’t like any of the other prompts. These are all worth following on Instagram.
As you can tell, I am a huge fan of using prompts for daily photos because it helps make a personal photo journal and also makes me look for inspiration throughout my daily life. It helps me to notice and appreciate the little moments and things every day.
I’ve been doing this since March of 2012 so I now have over 4 years of daily photos.
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These are the most liked of my April Photo a Day photos:
If you’re not doing a Photo a Day challenge I hope you’ll consider it because it’s a fun way to have a photo journal. If you are, great! Keep up with it. You won’t be sorry. I highly recommend the pick from many prompts each day approach.