A new month starts tomorrow so once again I’m encouraging everyone I know to join in the Photo a Day Challenge hosted by Chantelle at Fat Mum Slim. I’ve been doing this since mid March and I’m having fun with it. I’m very happy to see that many of my friends both online and off are participating too.

Every month Chantelle posts a list of subjects or prompts for each day of the month.

This is the list for July and Chantelle’s instructions:

If you’re new to photo a day, let me tell you a bit about it. Photo a day is a fun photo-sharing challenge. Each day take a look at the list and take a photo according to the prompt. There are no rules. You don’t have to be super creative or take the most amazing photos, it’s all about the social sharing of it. Everyone is welcome to play!

Once you’ve taken your photo you can share it on which ever platform you like: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr, Blog, Pinterest … where ever! Make sure you tag it with #photoadayjuly if sharing on Twitter or Instagram

Where to share your photo a day pictures

INSTAGRAM: Upload your photo to Instagram, add a sweet filter and put #photoadayjuly in the caption so others can see your photos {share to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr etc from Instagram if you like}

TWITTER: Upload your photo to Instagram, add some words to describe it and use the hashtag #photoadayJuly so others can see your photos

FACEBOOK: Create an album titled something like, Photo a Day July, and make the album public, then upload your photos. It’s a good idea to upload the list too so you can refer to it and others can see what you’re doing. You can also share your photos on my Fat Mum Slim Facebook page. Don’t add them to the comments, but instead upload the photo or share a link on my page. To see everyone’s photos just select ‘posts by others’ in the drop-down menu underneath the cover photo.

PINTEREST: Upload your photos to a board, and use the hashtag#photoadayJuly so that others can search for them.

BLOGS & TUMBLR: Upload your photos to your blog or Tumblr and share with the world.

FLICKR: Share your photos in the Photo a day group.

SHUTTERCAL: This is a new platform that I’ll be exploring in July. You can upload your pics online or with you iPhone and they sit in a pretty neat calendar template. My photos will be here.

I choose to participate in this challenge using only photos from my phone. Between Instagram and a few other photo appilications I have lots of options for editing photos on my phone. I have enjoyed seeing what I can do using just my phone and apps.

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

I’m also now using ShutterCal too. You can see my June photos all in a calendar format

One of the great things about this is the flexibility. The way I choose to do this is to only use photos I take with my phone. That takes a lot of pressure off for the photos to be perfect. It also lets me play with the many photo editing apps

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.

I would love to see even more people I know participating. I hope you’ll join in on the fun.

Here are a few of my favorites from the June Photo a Day Challenge

June 5th – sign
June 7th – drink
from a low angle
June 12th from a low angle
in your bag
June 17th in your bag
June 23rd movement
June 27th bathroom