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I know I will be saying this at the beginning of every month this year, but… I can’t believe it’s February already! (Ok, so I may just change the month name to be correct… or maybe not, my mind’s not what it used to be!)
Last year I made a declaration that I was going to do Fat Mum Slim’s Photo a Day Challenge. Like my dieting declaration it lasted about as long as a Freddo does in this house… With the beginning of a new year I decided that I would again try, but with some personal addendum’s to the rules of the game.
1. I would give myself 48 hours to post a photo. This means that I can forget a day, but I have a day to catch up.
2. I would not be put off by how beautiful I think other people’s photos are. Comparison is the thief of joy after all.
3. I would only post photos that I took with my iPhone – no use of my DLR to try and get a more “professional” shot. If I can’t get it with the iPhone then I just have to stretch myself to think of something else. (And no buying lenses for my phone either…)
With the rules in place I started the game.
I had so much fun with it. I have really enjoyed stretching myself and have even found that some of the shots I’ve taken I’m quietly impressed myself with.
I’ve really enjoyed coming up with a subject for the prompt. I’ve fought the urge to write an explanation of why I’ve taken a photo of what I have and I’ve just put them out there. It’s teaching me to let go of my critical eye and just have fun with it. To enjoy the moment for what it is and to be happy in it.
I missed one day – the 5th January. I used the missed day to post the prompt list which was quite a handy idea because it gave me a way of checking what I had to capture that day.
I have been surprised at how much I’ve enjoyed capturing our lives on Instagram in the past month. It’s provided me with a nice little adventure throughout the day.
I thought I would (photo bomb) share with you some of my favourites from the month, and not just the ones I took as part of the Fat Mum Slim’s Photo a Day Challenge.
I can’t wait to see what moments I can capture in February. If you’d like to play along you can find this month’s prompts here: Fat Mum Slim’s Photo a Day Challenge.
It’s never too late to start!