I probably mentioned this way back in November, but I love being presented with the challenge of a limitation, which is why I enjoyed the Photo A Day challenge so much. It was a great deal of fun to look at each prompt and contemplate how I could respond to it, preferably in a fashion that was uniquely mine.
For all of these reasons and more, I decided to jump back on the Photo A Day bandwagon for January and have a bit of fun. And this is where we run into trouble, because the easiest way to play the game is to use Instagram and, as of the sixteenth of January, Instagram’s image policy will be the same as facebook’s. This is the very same policy that has vastly limited my tendency to upload photos to facebook, which could become somewhat problematic when you’re trying to use a social media outlet that is based solely around images.
So where can I share my photos after the sixteenth? Facebook is obviously no good; flickr is a possiblity; posting them here could also work. I just don’t know! The main reason I enjoy posting the Photo A Day images on Instagram is that it easily allows me to go and have a look at how other people have responded to each prompt. If I post the photos here, they’ll be a little lost; outcasts from the Photo A Day community.
If anyone has any ideas, please send them my way. Maybe I’ll just stick with Instagram after all – those images are only meant to be fleeting and if Instagram thinks they’re worth using as part of their advertising, then I probably should be flattered.
Of course, it would be nice to be acknowledged and compensated as well, but that’s the price we pay for these free services.
In the meantime, here is the list of prompts for January’s Photo A Day. If you click on the image, you’ll be taken to the original blog post with more information about the challenge.
Is anyone thinking of joining me this month? It’s never too late to start – I didn’t begin until the eighth, so there’s plenty of time to get on board and have a little fun with your phone camera.