January Photo a Day Challenge

January Photo a Day Challenge #1adaywithsweetcs



Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to take better photos? I am always looking to improve my photography skills, and this year for me is all about upping my game.

I’m so serious about taking better pictures I am running a series all February devoted to improving photography and Loving Your Camera- no matter what type of camera it is! That’s right- smart phone, Point and Shoot, DSLR- we will be working with them all to find ways to work what we’ve got.

And what’s one of the easiest ways to get better pictures? Simple!


This January, one month only, I’m challening you to take tons of pictures with me in our own little photo a day challenge. I’ll be using the sample topics above to Instagram out a photo a day with the hashtag #1adaywithsweetcs . We used to do this in college photography classes, minus all the fancy digital stuff and instagram. I’m not ancient, but man does that seem forever ago!

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The whole purpose of the challenge is to get you out of your comfort zone- out of any old routines and try to capture different subjects, different lighting, different emotions. I am going to try to do it all with the most low-tech camera I have- my iPhone! (Of course, you can totally use a nice camera if you want, but I like to use my iPhone for these- they really force you to focus on your subject, not fall back on fancy equipment).

There aren’t as many subjects as there are days in January- so use a bonus one when you’d like a day off or a different topic.

This is all about having fun, so don’t take it too seriously. Challenge yourself to “bond” with your camera this month and get to know what you like and dont like about it- what you know you can rock, and what you’d like help figuring out.

Then come back in February and we’ll learn some awesome ways to improve our photography- from special events and product shots to everyday camera phone snaps! {edited:} And if you want a fun challenge, head on over to Fat Mum Slim’s blog… I just found her after I posted this, and she is the QUEEN of photo a day challenges! Um… have I been under a rock? Love it!


Excited about the Love Your Camera series? So am I!!

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7 thoughts on “January Photo a Day Challenge”

    1. Girl, this is all just for fun and as a self-challenge! Do one, do ten, its all just for you! 🙂 I’m never good at remembering these so I sometimes miss a day, it’s just a fun thing to kind of keep it fresh! 100% no pressure here

  1. I’m really excited about this challenge!
    I love taking pictures and use my iPhone a lot with Instagram.
    I am going to do my best to keep up and join in the fun on this one!

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