Week of Photo Prompts | Stephanie Baxter

I always find that January is a great time to shake up my photo-taking, as I approach a new year of Project Life® and look for new ways to tell stories and different things to document. I hope these photo prompts will allow you to try something new this month!

1. BLUR ON PURPOSE
Who says photos have to be perfectly sharp and in focus? I love taking a few blurry images on purpose every now and then, especially at night when the lights look all pretty and bokeh-ed!

2. BREAKFAST
Do you have the same thing pretty much every day or do you like to mix things up? Take a photo to record what you have...it's the most important meal of the day, after all! You could even do a photo series across a whole week, snapping each day's offering to see at a glance what your week in breakfasts look like!

3. EVIDENCE OF THE SEASON
We are well and truly in the throes of winter right now (or summer for those of you on the other side of the world!). What does your season look like right now?

4. EATING OUT
I LOVE eating out and have a definite favorite dish for each restaurant that I like. What are your favorites on the menu?

5. GIFTS IN USE
Sometimes I'm guilty of keeping my Christmas presents packed in a box for a good few months before actually using them as I want to keep them 'nice'! But this year I've broken tradition and have actually started enjoying them already...much better! Snap a photo of you using a Christmas present you received. You could even send the photo to the person who gave it to you as a thank you!

6. SHOP TIL YOU DROP
One of the things I love about January is the sales! Why not take the opportunity to snap a photo of your favorite shop or an item in the store that you've got your eye on?

7. SOMEONE SPECIAL
As memory-keepers, we usually are good at taking photos of the people we love. But how often do we actually get in the photos with them? I have quite few photos of my sister but I think this is the one I treasure most as it shows us together and what our relationship is like (silly but so close!). When I'm old and grey, I know I will LOVE looking at this photo.

I hope that was helpful to kickstart your 2015 photo-taking!

If you're looking for another kickstart, you should try out Day by Day | Project Shots, a class taught by Nicole Reaves in which you'll learn all kinds of things about taking great photos! There's also a Day by Day Workshop Bundle being offered through January 31st where you can enroll in 5 awesome workshops with a 20% savings! See the Studio Calico classrooms page for all the details :)

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10 comments

  1. maggie_massey (Studio Calico Creative Team Member) maggie_massey says…
    01/28/2015

    Wonderful Stephanie! Love these prompts!

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  2. justlisa7 justlisa7 says…
    01/28/2015

    Love these!! Thank you!

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  3. donyaluana donyaluana says…
    01/28/2015

    Love the 'Gifts in Use' idea!

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  4. mtercha mtercha says…
    01/28/2015

    Super inspiring. Thanks!

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  5. jeannine jeannine says…
    01/28/2015

    Great Photos !!!

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  6. Square (Silver Rewards Subscriber) Square says…
    01/28/2015

    Love these photographs!

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  7. mariemarie126 mariemarie126 says…
    01/28/2015

    Great ideas and great photos!!

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  8. cecily_moore (Silver Rewards Subscriber) cecily_moore says…
    01/28/2015

    Such great ideas! Can't wait to put these to use :)

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  9. instantphoebe instantphoebe says…
    02/02/2015

    Great ideas! I already do the Eating Out one too much, ha. I love the Gifts in Use option.

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