Photo Prompts for June

June is a perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy yourself. When you head out, do not forget your camera. Snapping photos is a wonderful pastime. Are you looking for inspiration? Check out the following photo prompts for June.

  1. Selfie
  2. Outdoors
  3. Hands
  4. Sun Flare
  5. Messy
  6. Low Angle
  7. Reflection
  8. Morning
  9. Shadows
  10. Travel
  11. Random
  12. Culture
  13. From a Distance
  14. Laughter
  15. Nature
  16. Favorite color
  17. Something Old
  18. Silhouette
  19. Before Dark
  20. Father
  21. Sky
  22. Motion
  23. Childhood Memory
  24. Art
  25. Texture
  26. 2 of a Kind
  27. Letters
  28. Time
  29. Upside Down
  30. Photographer’s Choice

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

April Photo Prompts

Spring is here. Flowers are starting to bloom. Days are slowly growing longer. The nicer weather is perfect for being outdoors and taking pictures. Whether you use your phone or a camera, use your imagination to create beautiful images.

Image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay 

Do you need some inspiration? Check out the following photo prompts for April.

  1. Selfie
  2. Birds
  3. Easter Décor
  4. Happy Easter!
  5. Nature
  6. Insects
  7. Family
  8. Weather
  9. Trees
  10. Flowers
  11. Bubbles
  12. Food
  13. 2 pm
  14. Low Light
  15. Patterns
  16. Lines
  17. Historical
  18. Black and White
  19. Faces
  20. Colors
  21. Landscape
  22. Earth Day
  23. Bright Light
  24. Shadows
  25. Home
  26. Water
  27. Movement
  28. Culture/Art
  29. Street
  30. Random

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

February Photo Prompts

Welcome, February 2021! Time to take some photos! Of course, many believe February is the month of love! Do not forget, Valentine’s Day is February 14th. Do you need some photo inspiration? Check out the following prompts for February 2021!

  1. New month, new selfie.
  2. Low Light
  3. Food
  4. Pink
  5. Fluffy
  6. Lines
  7. Shapes
  8. Sunrise or Sunset
  9. Love
  10. Stuffed Animal
  11. Flowers
  12. Hearts
  13. Chocolates
  14. Valentine’s Day!
  15. 3 pm
  16. Patterns
  17. 3 Like Objects
  18. Water
  19. Roads or Streets
  20. Signs
  21. Down Low
  22. Clouds
  23. Weather
  24. Up High
  25. Close-Up
  26. Far Away
  27. Out the Window
  28. To Your Left


Photo Prompts for December

The last month of 2020 is finally here, time to reflect and enjoy the holiday season. Are you looking to take pictures throughout the month? Check out the following list of photo prompts for December.

  1. Selfie
  2. Contrast
  3. Seasonal
  4. Religious
  5. Sunrise or Sunset
  6. Warm Beverage
  7. Art
  8. Hats
  9. Signs
  10. 3pm
  11. Light
  12. Nature
  13. Mistletoe or Holly
  14. Love
  15. Silver & Gold
  16. Santa
  17. Snowman
  18. Christmas Décor
  19. Red & Green
  20. Snowflakes (Yes, cut out ones work)
  21. Yule (First Day of the Winter Solstice)
  22. Ribbons & Bows
  23. Tinsel
  24. Christmas Eve Merriment
  25. Christmas Day Fun
  26. Day After
  27. Shapes
  28. Blue
  29. Animal
  30. Friendship
  31. New Year’s Eve Toast

Enjoy this month’s photo prompts. Use December’s photo prompts as a way to have fun with your camera. Print the pictures, share online, and enjoy.

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.

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.