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May you never run out of photography ideas again. We’ve taken the liberty to come up with this lengthy list of 365 shooting prompts–one for each day of the year. Don’t forget to grab the calendar version of this list too. It has lots of beautiful photos to serve as additional inspiration.

Fine Tune Your Skills With These 365 Photography Ideas

Now, without further ado, here’s enough photography ideas to keep you busy until 2018…Enjoy!

January

  1. Beginning
  2. Resolutions
  3. Healthy
  4. Hot Drinks
  5. Magic
  6. Blue
  7. Cold
  8. Sunrise
  9. Boots
  10. Dark
  11. Cozy
  12. Black and White
  13. A beautiful sight
  14. Dreams
  15. Ice
  16. Someone I care about
  17. A sound you heard
  18. C is for…
  19. Contentment
  20. Something big
  21. Sleep
  22. Zoom in
  23. Frosty
  24. Something you made
  25. Transportation
  26. Low angle
  27. Ordinary
  28. Childhood memory
  29. Strangers
  30. What is it?
  31. Negative space

February

  1. Perfection
  2. In a row
  3. Two things
  4. Red
  5. Looking down
  6. Time
  7. Sweet
  8. Kiss
  9. Handwriting
  10. New
  11. Guilty pleasure
  12. A different perspective
  13. Heart
  14. Love
  15. Intrigue
  16. Fork
  17. Outside the window
  18. Up close
  19. A meal
  20. Afternoon
  21. Comfort
  22. M is for…
  23. Zoom out
  24. Bathroom
  25. Fuzzy
  26. Mystery
  27. Sadness
  28. On the shelf

March

  1. Wanderlust
  2. Affection
  3. A number
  4. Smiles
  5. Your collection
  6. Silhouette
  7. Spinning around
  8. Out of place
  9. F is for…
  10. Bokeh
  11. Laughing
  12. Simple
  13. Spoon
  14. Play
  15. Opposites
  16. Lips
  17. Green
  18. Table
  19. Manmade
  20. Three things
  21. Spring
  22. Culture
  23. Lines
  24. Soft
  25. Depth
  26. The ground
  27. Chaos
  28. Button
  29. Music
  30. Texture
  31. Game

April

  1. Trees
  2. Panning
  3. Smell
  4. Old
  5. The middle
  6. Morning
  7. Birds
  8. S is for…
  9. Clean
  10. Repetition
  11. Hands
  12. Shoes
  13. White
  14. My favorite place
  15. Money
  16. Frames
  17. Fresh
  18. You
  19. Four things
  20. Sunset
  21. Mistake
  22. What I did today
  23. Can’t live without
  24. Action
  25. Hard
  26. Flowers
  27. Children
  28. Sidewalk
  29. Mirror
  30. Lens flare

May

  1. Polka Dots
  2. Inside
  3. Messy
  4. Weather
  5. Technology
  6. Street
  7. Skyline
  8. Details
  9. Architecture
  10. Liquid
  11. Your current mood
  12. Purple
  13. A is for…
  14. Mother
  15. Ground level
  16. A place you’ve never been before
  17. Five things
  18. Circle
  19. A hobby
  20. Landscape
  21. Furry friends
  22. Upside down
  23. Adventure
  24. Silly face
  25. Street lights
  26. Unscripted
  27. With a tripod
  28. A ceiling
  29. Manual focus
  30. Shoot at 35mm
  31. Edited

June

  1. Together
  2. Noisy
  3. Before and after
  4. Colorful
  5. Your Name
  6. High angle
  7. Evening
  8. Calm
  9. Background
  10. Garden
  11. Yellow
  12. H is for…
  13. Shutter speed of 1/60
  14. Broken
  15. Warm
  16. Six things
  17. Window
  18. Father
  19. Where I come from
  20. Portrait
  21. Letters
  22. Twilight
  23. Nature
  24. Peace
  25. Hair
  26. Macro
  27. Road sign
  28. Journalism
  29. Art
  30. The last person you see today

July

  1. My country
  2. Wild
  3. Night
  4. Fireworks
  5. Selfie
  6. Chairs
  7. Hard work
  8. Orange
  9. 3 O’clock
  10. Seven things
  11. Insect
  12. On the wall
  13. Friends
  14. Vegetable
  15. Something you’re afraid of
  16. Loud
  17. T is for…
  18. End
  19. Fun
  20. Square
  21. Bubbles
  22. Summer
  23. A pair of things
  24. Front door
  25. Dancing
  26. Kitchen
  27. Ugly
  28. A distraction
  29. Pattern
  30. Someone who inspires you
  31. Road less traveled

August

  1. Bucket list
  2. Sharp
  3. What I wore
  4. F3.5 of lower
  5. Eight things
  6. Sunshine
  7. Shutter speed of 1/1000 of higher
  8. Feet
  9. Back
  10. Half
  11. Family
  12. Today’s temperature
  13. Corners
  14. W is for…
  15. Arrow
  16. Fruit
  17. Water
  18. A journey
  19. The first person you see today
  20. Energy
  21. Symmetry
  22. Hot
  23. Stuffed
  24. Home
  25. Movement
  26. Refreshing
  27. Horizon
  28. Triangle
  29. Back to school
  30. Courage
  31. The sky

September

  1. A pile of…
  2. Stripes
  3. Wildlife
  4. Stairs
  5. Path
  6. Continuous shooting mode
  7. Gold
  8. Clouds
  9. A souvenir
  10. Light
  11. Baby
  12. Nine things
  13. Wood
  14. Dinner
  15. Reflection
  16. Space
  17. Rectangle
  18. Sports
  19. Where I relax
  20. E is for…
  21. Goodbye summer
  22. Fall
  23. Faceless portrait
  24. Discarded
  25. Origin
  26. Tell a story
  27. Unexpected
  28. Walking away
  29. A picture of a picture
  30. Empty

October

  1. Not yet finished
  2. My favorite drink
  3. Foreground
  4. Hidden
  5. Curve
  6. Outside
  7. Ten things
  8. Something yummy
  9. Fashion
  10. Pink
  11. Plant
  12. Infinity
  13. Metal
  14. Diamond
  15. Every day
  16. Bright
  17. O is for…
  18. Glass
  19. Fall foliage
  20. Fantasy
  21. Harvest
  22. Full
  23. Back-lit
  24. Looking up
  25. Peek-a-boo
  26. Fear
  27. Candy
  28. Moon
  29. Abandoned
  30. Pumpkins
  31. Scary

November

  1. Rule of thirds
  2. Panorama
  3. Falling
  4. Crisp
  5. Fire
  6. Grey
  7. Tiny
  8. Shadow
  9. Shallow depth of field
  10. Books
  11. How I feel today
  12. Low light
  13. Octagon
  14. Antique
  15. Eleven things
  16. Quiet
  17. Lunch
  18. N is for…
  19. Parallel lines
  20. Remember
  21. On my phone
  22. My work space
  23. A higher perspective
  24. Flash
  25. Thankful
  26. Layers
  27. Something you dislike
  28. Eyes
  29. Collaboration
  30. Dynamic Tension

December

  1. First
  2. Breakfast
  3. In the distance
  4. Busy
  5. Recreate a favorite photo
  6. Environmental portrait
  7. D is for…
  8. Next to me
  9. Cheer
  10. Twelve things
  11. Verticle
  12. Excitement
  13. Silver
  14. Decoration
  15. Shopping
  16. Wreaths
  17. Favorite tradition
  18. Joy
  19. I want…
  20. Baking cookies
  21. Gift wrap
  22. Winter
  23. Ornaments
  24. Silent Night
  25. Colorful lights
  26. Gift
  27. Page 52
  28. Slow sync flash
  29. Pop!
  30. Sparkly
  31. Celebrations

Now that we’ve done a bit of the heavy lifting for you, there’s really no excuse not to start a 365 project of your own this coming year. Take a photo a day according to the daily prompts or mix things up by coming up with some prompts of your own.

Regardless of whether you use our suggestions or your own, remember to tag your posts with #PhotoBlog365 so we can learn together! It’s a great opportunity to display your art, learn new techniques, keep your camera busy and track your progress throughout 2017!

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Elliot Pelling

Elliot Pelling is a wildlife photographer and passionate conservationist. Working as he travels, Elliot spends most of his time trying to experience the very best of the natural world and inspire others to protect it by educating and increasing awareness through images of animals in their natural environment. You can follow his journey on Flickr.

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