I decided to participate in a small personal project this month. It’s pretty popular for photographers, and avid instagramers alike. It’s called the Photo A Day Challenge.
It's very simple, and you can make it as hard, or as easy as you want. Basically, you are given a list of things to photograph/capture every day for a month or even a year. It’s kind of like a scavenger hunt. I am totally obsessed with scavenger hunts. Zach (my sweetie) can attest to my weird excitement for them. So this small challenge was right up my alley. It was also a nice change of pace, as I focus mainly on portrait photography the majority of my time.
This is another just for fun blog. I’ve shared the images I captured every day (and the Instagram captions I wrote for each) from this wonderful month of may. If you follow my Nadia Rose Photography Instagram account, you’ve probably seen a few of these ;)
May 1: Stairs
Alright, here it is! My first “Photo a day for the month of May”.
I was prompted a picture of stairs for May 1st.
May 2: Art Supplies
Day #2 of my photo every day for May project.
May 3: In Your Bag
Let’s see, I’ve got a… marble? Wallet, phone,
tape measurer, chapstick, sunglasses, gum,
car charger, camera attachment for phone,
and a $10 Kohl's promotional ad :)
May 4: Water
Well it wasn’t hard to find with all this rain!!
May 5: Fun
Fun was the topic of today’s image.
What is more fun than homemade alcoholic
concoctions with your sister and fiance?
May 6: Family
Great weekend to be home to capture lots of pics of family :)
Making multicolored heart cookies with big sis.
May 7: Black and White
Veggie trays are beautiful in color
and in black and white.
May 8: Broken
>>> :( <<<
May 9: Colorful
Leftover Shower cookies!
May 10: Whimsical
This is kind of a hard topic… although it’s hard not to
associate bright beautiful flowers with “whimsical”.
May 11: Soft
Nothing is softer than my couch blanky :)
May 12: What I Wore
I fell asleep embarrassingly early last night
and forgot to post Day 12. Here is is now
May 13: Note
Writing Wedding Shower Thank You’s
with our awesome pug cards XD
May 14: Light
The sun shines bright.
May 15: Fresh
The closer to summer we get,
the better the fruit tastes.
May 16: Inspirational
These books are my inspiration for life
in general and (hopefully!) the near future!
May 17: Window
> no caption this day <
May 18: Sweet
MMMM… Donut with sprinkles…
May 19: Local
Found some local street art.
May 20: Reflection
The two-mirror trick.
May 21: On The Wall
> no caption this day <
May 22: Rest
I’m resting poolside today.
Enjoying the sunny days in between the rainy ones!
May 23: Key
I’m not sure what this opens...
May 25: Sky
Today was not the best for this topic.
Nothing but grey sky and clouds.
May 24: Daily Habit
I chew gum after every meal, for dessert, when
I’m driving, when I’m thinking, and when I’m bored.
And now I’m old enough to know better than to fall
asleep with it in my mouth and get it tangled in my hair!
May 26: Morning
Can’t start my day
May 27: Tech
Circuit board detail.
May 28: Closeup
The zoomed in version of my
May 29: Current Mood
You know, just trying to enjoy life
without falling off a cliff ;).
May 30: Baked
Did I make chocolate chip cookies
just for this picture? Maaaaaybe :)
May 31: Favorite
It's the last day of May, which means
this is the last day of my photo project.
And if I had to pick one, this is probably
my favorite photo taken from this project. T
he bright color attracts me and I can't look away!
(I apparently love one particular nail color, since about 6 of these photos include my thumb nail showing off the periwinkle polish I’ve applied like, all month.)
You can do this challenge too! It's a great way to get out there, explore your surroundings, look a little closer at the things you might see every day, get you thinking outside the box, or just to practice your photo skills.
It also gives you some great content for your Instagram account if you’re lacking in ‘gram photos. All you have to do is search on google or Pinterest the “photo a day challenge” and you can choose one that sounds the most fun to you!