All posts filed under: Photo a Day

Photo a Day February 2015

As the year rolls by, I am taking a photo a day following the prompts from Fat Mum Slim.  Here is February. 1. On My Plate.  Not quite a plate I know, but a few peanuts as we await lunch. 2. Mail.  Catalogue browsing. 3. Water. As an melting icicle. 4. Reward.  Ginger cookies. 5. Something Blue. My diary. 6. Makes Me Smile. I started this book, but didn’t finish it! 7. Stripes. 8. In my Bag.  Just been to an Estate Sale and found some treasure which came home in my bag. 9. Energy. 10. This Inspires Me.  Stuff on my book shelf. 11. On the Wall. 12. Pointy. Vintage needles and pins. 13. Temptation. 14. Love.   I drew stamps and stamped inside them! 15. Spot.  Notebook. 16. From Where I Stand. 17. Routine.  Off to the gym. 18. Bedside. 19. Fresh. 20. This is so me!  Little doll in a jar with washi tape, sits on my table. 21. Matching. 22. Macro. Soaked black beans gone purple.  23. Fix.  Got some reading glasses for …

Photo a Day January 2015

1.  The Sky. 2.  Something Yellow. 3.  Me Today. 4.  I hear… 5.  Square. 6.  Round. 7.  Currently Reading. 8. Landscape. 9. Pattern. 10. Hello. 11. I see…. 12. Bright. 13. Lucky Number. 14. New. 15. Old. 16. Nature. 17. Jump. 18. Today is… 19. Homemade. 20. Window. 21. In a Row. 22. Collection. 23. Something Far Away. 24. Playtime. 25. Black+White. 26. Three Things. 27. Morning. 28. Strange. 29. Summer/Winter. 30. Fave Food. 31. On Top. Well January zipped by and here we are at the second day of February.  I hear Phil the groundhog saw his shadow today on this Groundhog Day in the USA, which means we will have another predicted six weeks of winter.  Maybe we will get some snow after all?! So, another month of Photo a Day is completed, thanks to Fat Mum Slim for providing the prompts. I think some of my favourites are 5 and 24 my new cameras, I have tried the SX-70 which works great, I still need to get a film for the Big …

10 Tips for taking a photo a day, every day.

I started to participate in  a ‘photo a day’ project back in September 2012,  I followed prompts from Fat Mum Slim and Hipstamatic and I used so many filters!  Good grief, enough with the filters!  But, I did it, I completed a month and then I carried on and I got into the habit of taking a photo a day.  I suppose I really ‘posted’ a photo a day, some days I take a ton of photos and some days it is only the one for my photo a day project. I settled on the Fat Mum Slim prompts, but every so often I add in a month of other prompts if I find them appealing, so I will end up with two photos posted per day!  Here are a few 365 project originators to choose from. Fat Mum Slim Albums Co Your Daily Snap Click it Up a Notch 365 Grateful Clickin Moms Hipstamatic And these are some weekly projects if that seems more reasonable. Weekend Hashtag Project from Instagram Through the Lens Thursday …

Photo a Day December 2014

1.  Fruit 2.  Grass 3. Pop! 4. Free 5. Me. 6.  Joy is… 7.  Weekends are for… 8.  Simple Pleasure 9. Decoration 10.  Closed Door. 11.  Something Red. 12. Skyline 13.  Much Loved 14. Drink.  15.  Super! 16.  Beautiful. 17.  Sunshine. 18.  Sign. 19.  Something to be happy about. 20.  Food. 21.  This is Interesting. 22. Tis the Season to.. 23.  Tree. 24.  Colour. 25. Celebration. 26.  Animal. 27.  I like.. 28.  Book. 29.  I need less of this. 30.  Us. 31.  My Best Bit of 2014. Happy New Year’s Eve! Another year of Photo A Day complete, thanks to prompts from Fat Mum Slim for every single day of 2014.  For December I decided at the beginning of the month to make the photos all black and white.  This kind of worked, kind of didn’t!  It is rather difficult to take a ‘Red’ photo in black and white and sometimes, I just forgot. Are you doing a photo a day in 2015?  You won’t regret it, great memories, captured and shared (if you like).

Photo a Day November 2014

  1.  Something Blue.  I spotted this lovely painting in an antique mall.  I think she is super pretty.   2.  I saw this!   3.  Weather.  Great weather for drying a washed hedgehog!   4.  Can’t Live Without.   5.  8 o’clock.  A new park from the top of the hill taken on a rare morning run!   6.  Made me Smile today.  Crunchy leaves!   7.  On the Floor. A frosty leaf.   8.  A Place.  The boy’s ‘base’ in the back garden.   9. Heck yes!   10.  I do this every day.  Try to eat some good stuff!   11.  A set.  Vintage mugs.   12.  Normal.  A bunch of flowers given to me by my friend’s kids, a lovely normal.   13.  Letters.  Hand painted snail mail.   14.  For me.  I made a necklace, for me.   15.  Hot + Cold.  Chilly fox in a hot store.   16.  After.  A snowfall.   17.  Cooking.   18.  I love this.  Making new jewels for my Etsy store.   19. …

Photo a Day October 2014

This month’s prompts from Fat Mum Slim were the alphabet up to the 26th and finishing the month with the numbers 1-5. A is for acorn. B is for birds. C is for conkers. D is for dried out sunflower. E is for elephants. F is for fir tree. G is for goldfish. H is for Helmet. I is for inside one of my boxes of supplies. J is for jug. K is for knitting. L is for leaves. M is for magazines. N is for nest necklace.  A special customer order. O is for octagon.   P is for purple pillar and pile of chairs. Q is for quartz.   R is for round (ish). S is for shell.  We found this in the creek, I suspect it is not a native! T is for trees. U is for utensils. V is for violet skates left on a bench.   W is for web, on the hedge for Halloween. X is for eXploding candy! Y is for yellow sign. Z is for zombie finger …

Photo a Day September 2014

1.  In my cup.  Soft serve and sprinkles, the best! 2.  Stripes.  My phone case is a toddler mitten!  It works very well. 3.  Button.  Lucky Day pearl button. 4. DIY.  I bought this necklace from Goodwill to DIY into something else, but decided to keep it as it is, I like it so much. 5.  Upside Down.  I am sure I thought this was a very good idea at the time.  #worstselfieideaever 6. I need….  the weather to cool down so that I can wear my boots! 7.  Father. 8.  Broken. 9.  Orange.  First Autumn leaves are falling. 10.  Repetition.  Mushroom gills. 11.  How I Feel Today.  Like a reflection in a dark window.  Nice buttons though! 12.  Spring/Fall.  Autumn treasures. 13.  Out of Place.  The cookie was supposed to be the ‘out of place’ object, but I think my shoes are more out of place! 14.  Healthy.  Farm stand watermelons for sale. 15.  Remember.  The lovely sunflower is now turning to birdseed.  Still cool. 16.  I don’t like.  Trying to figure out how …

August 2014 Photo a Day

August was a month of hot days, school holidays, day trips and returning to school.  I used the prompts from Fat Mum Slim’s Photo a Day challenge and here are my photos from last month. 1.  Landscape 2.  Lunch   3.  S is for…. Soccer ball, abandonded in the park. 4.  In the Middle. 5.  Three. 6. Grateful for… My little spot on the interwebs! 7.  Spot. 8.  Pet Peeve.  Crazy crisp/chip flavours.  These were yukky, in case you are interested! 9.  Mix.  Silver fabric and sewing machine mixed to make a bag. 10.  Art.  The art of finding treasure in the creek.  The watch is one of our favourite finds so far. 11. Mirror.  In the grass reflecting the clouds. 12. Gather. 13.  Inside.  Wanting to look inside this lot! 14.  Give.  Thanks Grandma for giving us some Dandelion and Burdock sweets. 15.  Clouds. 16.  Clean.  This old dinosaur needs a clean. 17.  Dinner. 18.  Arrow. 19.  To-Do.  Get a film in this vintage camera and get snapping the ole fashioned way. 20.  Before …

Photo a Day July 2014

As we embark on the month of August, there seems to be a plethora of photo a day challenges.  They are around every corner.  Which to choose?  I have been doing the Fat Mum Slim challenge for a couple of years now and I really enjoy that it makes you keep a daily photo record to look back on, so I will be carrying on with this one. There are some new ones which have popped up for August only.  Jess at Create and Thrive has made one called ‘A month in the Life’ which appeals to me because it is a specific ‘work’ challenge and the prompts are all relevant to what you do, where, how and why. Bon Bon Break have one too called ‘Get Outside’,  again with relevant prompts and Instagram based.   This is a good one because they encourage you to like other people’s pictures and comment which is always nice to do. The August challenge I decided to take on is Susannah Conway’s August Break which is intended to …

June Photo a Day 2014

Here are the photos from June, a little late, but here we are huffing and puffing and sitting at the back.  What did you get up to in June?  Is it summer or winter with you?  It is heating up here and I am already looking forward to cooler weather, I know, I am a cool weather girl. 1. Joy.  I find great joy in Flow magazine, it is one of my favourites. 2. Doing.  Playing Top Trumps – Horrible Histories (and they really are!) with my youngest. 3. Family.  Off to mow our neighbour’s lawm. 4. Ordinary.  An ever growing patch of mint. 5. 11 o’clock.  The edamame is growing well. 6. Adventure.  To the top of the Gateway Arch! 7. Pattern.  Gorgeous funghi. 8. T is for.  Trainers, back from a run.  Even though I live in America, I still call them trainers rather than sneakers or tennis shoes (I don’t even play tennis, come to think of it, I don’t do much sneaking either). 9. We Live Here.  St Louis on an …