May Photo Prompts

Happy 1st day of May! Are you ready for some photo prompts to inspire you throughout the month? Check out the following list for inspiration.

  1. Selfie
  2. May Flowers
  3. Favorite Thing
  4. Family
  5. Old
  6. Reflection
  7. Nature
  8. 3 of a Kind
  9. Mother
  10. Low Light
  11. Broken
  12. 4 pm
  13. Whimsy
  14. New
  15. Colorful
  16. Favorite Meal
  17. Fuzzy
  18. Monochrome
  19. Clouds
  20. Love
  21. Water
  22. Shapes
  23. Patterns
  24. Sunset/Sunrise
  25. Ground Level
  26. Eye Level
  27. Rooftop
  28. In-Between
  29. Streets
  30. Movement
  31. Black & White

March Photo Prompts

March brings St. Patrick’s Day, Spring Equinox, and much more. The warmer weather presents a perfect opportunity to get out and take pictures. Do you need some inspiration? Check out the following photo prompts.

  1. Selfie (The first day of the month calls for a new selfie or two)
  2. Out Your Window
  3. 9 am
  4. Flags
  5. Texture
  6. Sun Flare
  7. Reflections
  8. Distance
  9. Up Close
  10. Dusk
  11. Love
  12. Back Roads
  13. Landscape
  14. Light
  15. Warm and Fuzzy
  16. Green
  17. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
  18. Angles
  19. Friendship
  20. Spring
  21. Flowers
  22. Nature
  23. Signs
  24. Patterns
  25. Street
  26. Similar
  27. Different
  28. Full Moon
  29. Silhouette
  30. Abstract
  31. Edible

January Photo Prompts

Time to say good-bye to 2020 and welcome 2021! Are you looking for fun things to do in the new year? How about taking photos? Don’t worry. You do not need an expensive camera; your cell phone will work. Check out the following January photo prompts for inspiration.

Photo Prompts for January

  1. Welcome 2021-New Selfie
  2. Snow
  3. Ice
  4. On Your Right
  5. Sunrise
  6. Warm Beverage
  7. Cozy
  8. Shapes
  9. Mid-Day
  10. Black and White
  11. Street Art
  12. Backroads
  13. Out Your Window
  14. Winter
  15. On your Left
  16. Birds
  17. Signs
  18. New
  19. Old
  20. Skyline
  21. Tree
  22. Middle
  23. Down Low
  24. Clouds
  25. Blue
  26. Shiny
  27. Glass
  28. Water
  29. Favorite
  30. Food
  31. Patterns

Have fun with your photo prompts. Print out your photos, make scrapbooks, or share on social media.

 

 

Photo Prompts for October

October brings cool crisp days, pumpkin picking, and Halloween. The time is perfect to grab your camera and snap your favorite scene. Do you need some inspiration? Check out the following photo prompts.

31 Photo Prompts for October

  1. Selfie
  2. Up close
  3.  Down low
  4. 8 am
  5. Warm beverage
  6. Up high
  7. Far away
  8. Black and white
  9. Landscape
  10. Sunrise/sunset
  11. Signs
  12. Animal
  13. Circles
  14. Water
  15. Friendship
  16. Street
  17. Still
  18. Beverage
  19. Food
  20. 3 pm
  21. Peace
  22. Treat
  23. Plenty
  24. Shadows
  25. Paths
  26. Halloween candy
  27. Dusk (low-light)
  28. Orange and black
  29. Halloween decor
  30. Pumpkins
  31. Happy Halloween! Your choice.

 

Photo Prompts for September

September brings cooler temperatures to the Northern Hemisphere. As summer fades into autumn, you have the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and take photos. Do you need some inspiration? Check out the following photo prompts for September.

September’s Photo Prompts

  1. Selfie (yes, start each month with a selfie)
  2. Water
  3. Current View
  4. Relaxation
  5. Low Light
  6. Bright
  7. Memories
  8. Colors
  9. Distance
  10. Food
  11. Time
  12. Sunrise or Sunset
  13. Nature
  14. Comfy
  15. Smile
  16. Love
  17. Noon
  18. Pet
  19. A Look-Back
  20. Close Proximity
  21. Harvest
  22. First Day of Autumn
  23. Leaves
  24. Roads
  25. Something to Your Right
  26. Home
  27. Lines
  28. Shapes
  29. Portrait
  30. Beauty

Have a great September! And take lots of pictures.

31 Days of Photo Inspiration for July

The warm summer weather is finally here. Grab your camera or cell phone and make July memorable. Do you need some inspiration? Check out the following photo prompts for July.

  1. Selfie (Always, start the month with a new selfie)
  2. Flag
  3. Red-White-Blue
  4. Happy Independence Day, USA! Fireworks
  5. Skyline
  6. Water
  7. Circles
  8. Low Light
  9. Ball
  10. Textures
  11. Beach or Pool
  12. Flowers
  13. Sunset or Sunrise
  14. Comfy
  15. Beverage
  16. Favorite Food
  17. Love
  18. Animal
  19. Smooth
  20. Nature
  21. Wildlife or Stuffed Animals
  22. Distance
  23. Up Close
  24. Black and White
  25. Lines
  26. Clouds
  27. Motivation
  28. Street
  29. Dirt or Mud
  30. Peace
  31. Complex

Enjoy July!

Photo Prompts for June

June brings Father’s Day, the official first day of summer, and many other opportunities to test out your photo skills. Do you need some inspiration? Check out the following photo prompts for June.

  1. Selfie (new month, new selfie)
  2. Nature
  3. Blue
  4. Sky
  5. Water
  6. Flower
  7. Shadows
  8. Up High
  9. Comfort
  10. Light
  11. Peace
  12. Happiness
  13. Shapes
  14. Flag Day (USA)
  15. Space
  16. Distance
  17. Love
  18. Low Light
  19. Warmth
  20. Animal
  21. Father’s Day
  22. Current View
  23. Food
  24. Beverage
  25. 3 pm
  26. Red
  27. Hats
  28. Morning
  29. Landscape
  30. Sunrise or sunset

Do not forget to take the time to share your photos.

January Photo Prompts

A new year and a new decade, time to get creative. Do you need some ideas for photos in January? Check out the list below.

  1.  Happy New Year’s Day! Welcome 2020, with a new selfie.
  2. New beginnings
  3. Snow or weather
  4. Big
  5. Silhouette
  6. Collecting or collections
  7. Shadows
  8. Cold
  9. Peaceful
  10. Bright
  11. Up-close
  12. Water
  13. Signs
  14. Hot
  15. Your current view
  16. Sunset or sunrise
  17. Beauty
  18. Nature
  19. Far away
  20. Book
  21. Chocolate or sweets
  22. Reflection
  23. Love
  24. Fun
  25. Beverage
  26. Comfy
  27. Pet
  28. Shapes
  29. Colors
  30. Adventure
  31. Your creative choice

October Photo Prompt Ideas

Leaves are changing, cooler weather is setting in, and Halloween is just around the corner. October is the perfect month of photos. Do you need some help on what to take? Try this list of 31 photo prompts for October.

  1. Selfie
  2. Leaves
  3. Crafty
  4. Nostalgic
  5. Decorative
  6. Up-close
  7. Witchy
  8. Meal
  9. Signs
  10. Harvest
  11. Pumpkins
  12. Fog
  13. Candy Corn
  14. Far Away
  15. Black and White
  16. Water
  17. Something Purple
  18. Spooky
  19. Sweet
  20. Snack
  21. Magical
  22. Current View
  23. Clouds
  24. Orange and Black
  25. Fall
  26. Sunset/Sunrise
  27. Nature
  28. Candy
  29. Cats (National Cat Day)
  30. Costume
  31. Happy Halloween!

Have fun. Take lots of photos and make memories.

 

Celebrating World Photography Day

Did you know August 19th is World Photography Day? Starting with film and advancing to digital, cameras have been around for decades. A camera can catch a glimpse of reality before passing away into history. From haunting disasters to daily routines, every photo tells a story. 

Ways to Celebrate World Photography Day

Photography is your personal journey. Taking pictures is the best way to celebrate World Photography Day. Do not be afraid to show others your view of the world. 

Unplug from Your Computer

Unplug from your computer or other devices during your lunch hour, for the afternoon, or the entire day. Grab your camera or mobile phone and head out to take some pictures. Find your personal inspiration.

  • Go outdoors. 
  • Go for a nature walk. 
  • Take your dog for a hike. 
  • Enjoy the scenery.
  • Photograph a meal.
  • Set up a scene.
  • Photograph your family, pets, or friends.
  • Photograph from different angles.
  • Make your photo adventure a family activity.

Buy a Good Camera

If you enjoy taking pictures, consider investing in a high-quality camera. 

  • Do your research to find the right fit for you. 
  • Ask friends or family members for input.
  • When you go to purchase a new camera, ask questions. 
  • Hold the camera. 

Remember a camera is just a tool. True photography comes from your inspiration and personal viewpoint.

Learn the Rules

Photography has rules. Composition, exposure, balance, and lighting are just a few of the common areas. 

  • Take a class.
  • Attend a workshop.
  • Go to the library or local bookstore for photography books.
  • Join social media groups.

Break the Rules

Yes, photography has rules. Do not be afraid to break them. Every person views a subject differently. Your pictures are your own personal viewpoint. Let your personal inspiration shine through in your photo. 

When you get to caught up in the right way to take a photo, you miss out on the experience. Have fun. Photography is an art form, your art. Never let anyone diminish your art.