a-photo-a-day challenge, day 1: YOU #JANphotoaday

ME…jumping into 2012

Get to know Sarah…secret #548…I LOVE photography. I love to look at it, I love to follow cool photogs, I love to take photos and I nearly never leave home or go with out my iphone so that I can take pics. Let’s be real, I’m an instagram taking fool! Really.

So as we start a new year, I wanted to do something that involved photography on the blog. But I wanted it to be a challenge of sorts. I thought of the 365 challenge, where you post a photo a day, I thought of doing a sunset pic a day, and then I happened upon this challenge that has three qualities I love: a community of other bloggers doing it (yes, it’s nice to be part of a group :) ), a prompt each day to help me get ‘er done, and photography.

So here we go. A photo a day challenge put on by Aussie blogger, Chantelle from fat mum slim. She’s given us the prompts below and you can take that as far as you’d like. Post it on your blog, post it on your instagram account, on twitter, facebook, or just keep it to yourself. You could use your phone (this is what I’m using), your DSLR, whatever, just get clicking.

Get the picture? :)

If you are also doing this challenge, leave a comment below on where I can find your daily pics so that I comment!


  1. Great idea!! I’m joining you in february :-)
    emergencygirl´s last blog post ..Ah, what the hell…

  2. I love that leaping photo of you Sarah…fantastic, FUN!! Happy New Year to you and your family!!
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  3. Wow woman! You can LEAP!

    It seems that each that goes by I’m in love with photography more and more. The phone, the camera, the phone… the camera! Its not become just a matter of what effect I want or what mood I’m in that has me choosing one over the other. And I can’t seem to find enough place to post photos at either although Instagram and Flickr still seem to be my two go to places right now. I love the idea of a daily challenge, not sure I can squeeze that in though.. I’m going to try for february and see how that goes! Can’t wait to see what you post!
    Elena Rego´s last blog post ..Ode To 2011

    • Elena, your site has gorgeous photography! (I’m sorta in love with your site and design if you can’t tell, I think I comment on it all the time on FB :) )

      Do the challenge girl, go for it!

  4. I’ve been doing a 365 for a little over a year (sometimes I get very behind in posting pictures!). I’m excited for the prompts to give me some new ideas :)


    instagram: julieuliuli

  5. I look forward to seeing your photos, Sarah!
    Celebrate Maui´s last blog post ..A New Year’s Tribute to My Family and Friends on Facebook

  6. Very invigorating site!

    I may be up to the photo challenge… but we’ll see! Mahalo! But, I’m caught up on blog posts so far today this month!
    Courtney!´s last blog post ..Bohemians and Hippies on the Beach and other Hangouts

  7. Love this photo challenge! I’m doing it! Go see on Instagram: lcsings :)))

  8. Sarah Giampetruzzi says:

    Day 4 letterbox is that one on a house or the art form letterbox? Or something totally different?

    • It can be anything you want – art form or literal. Sorry that totally didn’t help you at all :) But yes, I think it’s something to do with a mailbox.

  9. I’m participating!! I hope I can finish the whole month!
    Melissa´s last blog post ..best of 2011.

  10. I did it! I instagramed me yesterday and my breakie today! I love this challenge! Visit me on instagram @ moxieandmirth. Aloha! Xo Gwen

  11. Wow, this sounds like a lot of fun! Ever since I got my iPhone I’ve become addicted to instagram! How can you not?!? I’m Jen808, if you want to follow, but it’s not necessary. I mainly put up photos of food, so don’t blame me for increase of appetite. HAHA!

    I can’t wait to see all your photos! I don’t know if I have the discipline to do this, but I’m totally tempted on doing it.
    Jen´s last blog post ..Mixtape Mondays: 01/02/12

  12. That’s some serious air! Great photograph. I plan to participate in the Photo a Day Challenge (now that I know about it). http://www.glutenfreemaui.com

  13. Happy New Year Sarah! Always enjoy your instagram pics.

  14. I’ve been looking for an excuse to keep using Instagram like a freak – but wasn’t sure I had enough interesting topics to do it! I’m joining this challenge too! Fun!

    And – I can’t wait to see your pics since they really put me in a good mood whenever I see one!

    Anne SamoIilov´s last blog post ..The Top 12 posts of 2011

  15. Nice leap into the new year, Sarah! Are you a ballerina or something?
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  16. First, love this photo of You (I think I said that already).
    Second, Yes, I’d love to so this too – in Instagram! woot! woot! Instagram peeps!
    Last but not the least – Happy New Year to you and your ohana. This 2012 will be a great one!
    A Maui Blog´s last blog post ..And This Is The Reason Why My Post About My New Year Reflection Is Not Yet Uploaded….

  17. Love this idea! I already post at least 2-3 photos every day from Maui. It’s a lot of work, but people LOVE it! I use Tumblr, Posterous, Instagram, Twitter, Foursquare, and Facebook to post pics from my phone. Smart phones have really changed the face of the web. It’s SO easy now!

    Thanks for the idea. I’ll keep an eye on your pics. OH, and I already follow you on instgram. I’m mauihi if you want to follow me. ALOHA!
    Maui Goodness´s last blog post ..Best Maui Activities

  18. Very cool idea. Will be sure to follow these photos! We try to put AT LEAST a photo a day of Maui, The Road to Hana, and the Island Life on our blog over at http://blog.theR2H.com. Looking forward to meeting you, Sarah Burns!

  19. This is a great idea! I’m going to do it as well. I have a personal blog that I use to keep in touch with family and friends back on the mainland and I think they would enjoy seeing this. Thanks!

  20. I love that portrait of you Sarah! Good luck with your 365. Any extra help is a welcome thing! Happy new year!

    Higs, Rox
    Roxanne Darling´s last blog post ..Beach Walks #765 – Folding In and Out

  21. This is awesome Sarah! I can’t wait to check out all your photos!

  22. I think I’ll put these on instagram and then do a collage at the end of each month
    Ihilani´s last blog post ..lessons from the time out year

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