A photography project for the summer holidays…

Here is a fun idea for a summer photography project!

January Photo a day | Summer photography project…

Celebrating the Aussie summer holidays, easy mornings, and fabulous adventures… One image per day, with words about each image.

summer photography project


You can see the full January 2014 photo a day project in images and words here…  But the basics are:

  • One photo per day depicting your summer holidays. The swimming, the sleep in’s, the trips to the beach, the adventures, the favourite toys or activities. The first day back at school, the craft days, the lazy pajamas + cartoons day(s)! So many options… Taken with your phone, or with your “real” camera it is up to you.
  • I choose to edit all of my images in black and white for consistency. Completely up to you!
  • I use my Canon DSLR for these January photo a day pics. I want the quality so I can print the book at the end, and I use my iPhone for everything else that happens throughout the days. But also – for me to use my ‘work’ camera it makes it all a little more intentional. Some days we do somewhat ‘plan’ the photo as I do have certain things I want to capture, or images that I have taken the year before that I want a similar shot to see the progress. But these images are all still very real life and each has a story or a reason behind it.
  • I plan to share the images on instagram and facebook each year, print them in a book from blurb once the month is over… (A peek at last January’s 2014 photo a day book below.)


summer photo a day project


I hope you are inspired now to start your own summer photography project!

I know that Liana and I both love looking back on our printed book from last year. So many wonderful things happened, that we may have forgotten if we hadn’t captured those memories somehow!  If you have any questions, or need inspiration of what to take a photo of message me in the comments below, or chat to me on facebook!

Have fun capturing summer memories! And for my overseas friends – you can either do a winter photo a day, or wait and do this in June/July for your summer holidays. Or both!

Some images from previous summer photography projects (2014-2016):


summer photography project collage


January 2016 – here

January 2015 – Part One here

January 2015 – Part Two here

January 2014 – here

Archive of Summer Photography projects here

Follow along on Instagram

Follow along on Facebook
Also – if using your iPhone and instagram is more your style (and less writing) then check out this post on this second summer holiday photo a day version we did in 2015 using prompts from Fat Mum Slim #fmsphotoaday. This one was in colour and is super bright and colourful, but I love both versions equally so I generally try to do both each summer. All the details here.


Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

  • […] then unfortunately the heat of summer always knocks me around a bit (as per usual). In terms of our annual summer photography project, the month started out well. I took all the photos and I edited them as I went and I am sure I […]ReplyCancel

  • […] I wrote about January photo a day project a few times recently [view days 1-16 of the 2015 project here] |  [view the full 2014 project here] | [see how I presented 2014 project in a printed book here] […]ReplyCancel

  • April Love | Photo a dayApril 1, 2015 - 10:05 am

    […] Use what ever camera you like. iPhone, android, SLR.  Any which way will work. Experiment with different editing apps, or keep your images consistently similar style. Again, your rules. Try REALLY hard to make the time to print your photos at the end!  Dont let them get lost on your hard drive for all of eternity!  (Note to self – need to do a print order!)  If you want to print them in a book, take a peek at this post of our printed book for January 2014 photo a day […]ReplyCancel

  • […] little slideshow of the first 16 images from our summer photography project below, and you can see the full series from 2014 January photo a day […]ReplyCancel

  • […] Are you think of starting your own photo a day project? How about just committing to January to start with…. Some tips here – January photo a day project. […]ReplyCancel