“Awesome August” Photo-A-Day Challenge 2014

Awesome August Photo A Day Challenge 2014 - Full list

Why do this? There are actually a few reasons. One, it will be fun. Two, as talked about in our article on the 3 Good Things concept, people are happier when they show gratitude and appreciation for the things in their lives. Many studies have also shown that images are a more powerful way to do this than words. So, we made a list of 31 things to take photos of that will hopefully make you appreciate the things that you have, but also highlight some of the key things that make people happier in their lives. And three, most of us like taking photos so this is an excellent way to hone your skills with a purpose that gets you 31 interesting photos at the end of it. It doesn’t matter if it’s on your $5000 DSLR or your cheap camera phone, these days great pictures come from everywhere!

Here’s How It Works…

Take your photo on the day as it corresponds on our list.
This project will live predominantly on Instagram, but also on Twitter and Facebook, so what you need to do is take the photo and upload it to your favourite one (or all) of those social media platforms. If you post it to Facebook, remember, you MUST make the post public and tag #LMAAUGUST. This will allow us to see the photo so we can include it in our ‘best of’ posts. If you upload it to Twitter of Instagram then just tag it with #LMAAUGUST. Please upload the best quality photo you can. The best photos will be collated and shared in our update posts.

What Do I Take Pictures Of?

Awesome August Photo A Day Challenge 2014 - Full list

Each Photo Explained:

1. You – Who are you? What are you like? Post a picture of YOU, right now at this moment in time.
2. Happiness – Happiness can be found by focusing on what we have, and not on what we don’t have.  Take a look around you and find what brings you happiness, and then, take a picture of it!
3. Breakfast – Ahhh, the most important meal of the day.  What get’s you going in the morning?
4. What makes you unique – You know that old saying “be yourself, everyone else is taken” – what makes you different from everyone else?
5. Natural wonder – Because nature is pretty awesome don’t you think?
6. Peace & Quiet – Shhhhhh, hear that? It’s the blissful sound of nothing.  Where do you go for peace and quiet?
7. The Present – What are you doing right now? Don’t think too hard about it, just be in the moment!
8. Role Model – Who out there is a really awesome influence in your life, we’d love to meet them.
9. Soul Food – Everyone has that soothing, comfort food that brings back warm memories – what’s yours?
10. Fall in love with… – What’s got you feeling all enamoured at the moment, don’t be shy!
11. Family – Family, however you want to define it, take a picture of yours.
12. Random Acts of Kindness – Surprises are cool! Have some fun with this one and inject some extra happiness into your’s and someone else’s day.
13. Something Special – We all have that something we hold dear – a person, an heirloom, a memory.  Share a photo of something special to you.
14. Me Time – It’s just you, you can do whatever you like.  What’s your favourite me time activity, maybe it’s to do nothing at all.
15. Upside Down – Sometimes life is a little topsy turvey, get as creative as you like with this one and take a picture of it.
16. Dreams – Dream job, dream holiday, dream you had last night.  Tell us about your dreams in a picture.
17. Your Anthem – You’re about to get into the ring, it’s the fight of your life! What song would you walk out to?
18. Sunshine of your life – Who, or what, just makes you beam.
19. Today’s Best Thing – What’s the best thing that happened today, big or small, it doesn’t matter, just show us, we’d love to share the moment.
20. Freedom – Sometimes we have to do things we don’t want to do, other times we can do whatever we want.  What represents freedom to you?
21. Your Strength – We can draw on our strengths in times of weakness.  What’s your greatest strength?
22. Best Dance Moves [VIDEO] – You didn’t think you’d escape a video post did you? Go on, get down with your bad self and show us your best moves.
23. Words of Wisdom – We love hearing your advice – share your best words of wisdom.
24. Smiles – Smiles for miles, show us yours.
25. The Future – It’s coming, what are your plans and ideas.
26. Sky High – Look up, reach for the stars, climb that mountain – and take a picture while your there :)
27. Reflection – You, looking back at you.
28. A Walk – Walks are great for the mind, body and soul.  Take us on one. Need some inspiration? Check out this site
29. Stillness – The state or an instance of being quiet or calm. Find some stillness today and share it with us.
30. Your Neighbour – You never know when you might need to borrow a cup of sugar, so today get out there and introduce yourself to the neighbour you don’t know, take a picture with them and make your local community that little bit better.
31. Adventure After Dark – This is the end, you made it! Take yourself on a little night time adventure to celebrate.

And last, but not least, we would really like to get this photo adventure out there as much as we can, so if you would be so kind, please share this page or the image itself with your friends.

Love you long time.