with Courtney Slazinik
#clickaday Photography Challenge

Will you join me and Kim at SHUTTER|bag for a photography challenge for the month of June? It is simple, I promise. Pick up you camera and take a photo every single day for 30 days. That’s it. See, I told you it was simple. You don’t even have to use your camera if you would prefer to rock your iPhone.

We all want to improve our photography. Who doesn’t want to get better at something they love? Well, you aren’t going to improve your skills by sitting at your computer and reading about photography all the time. You need to get out there and apply what you are learning.

The rules

1. Pick up your camera everyday.
Make sure you keep your camera in an area that is easy to get to. I leave mine on my desk or kitchen counter but most of the time my desk. I always know it’s there so when I see something I want to capture I know where to go.

2. Keep a list of ideas.
I found this very helpful when I was working on my 365. Somedays you won’t find the perfect shot staring you in the face. If you are looking for daily prompts, check out my ebook – The Unexpected Everyday which has 30 skills and daily prompts to help you improve your photography.

3. Upload and edit those images.
Don’t let them sit on your camera. Upload and edit them daily. Once you have edited them, export them so they are ready for print.

4. Share your photos.
Use the hashtag #clickaday if you share your photo on Facebook, Instagram or Google Plus. Don’t forget to follow me and Kim on Instagram as well so you can see our photos, @clickitupanotch and @shutterbagusa.


Are you in? Leave a comment below with a link to your IG or Google Plus so we can follow you and encourage you. I hope you join us!

Don’t forget to follow each other!

  • May 30, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    I think I might give this a go. I haven’t done a photography challenge for a while.
    Rubi x
    Blog: The DenInstagram

  • May 30, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    I accept your June challenge and look forward to it! I did a 365 Day challenge in 2013 and was successful and bery proud of the results! I improved in so many areas simply because of the challenge I put before myself! Looking forward to joining you all on this one!!

  • Jen
    May 30, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Yes, yes, yes – It’s been such a crazy time of year with the end of school, all the 8th grade activities – and though I’m not a professional at all, I’ve been so busy taking pictures for others that I haven’t made time to pick up my camera for myself at all, for practice or fun – so this would be a great way to make that a priority! So, I’m in – IG is jen.murray Thanks for this!

  • Anita Newling
    May 30, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    Thanks for this inspiration! I can’t wait to get started. I’ve been in a little photography slump – This is just what I needed!

  • May 30, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    I’d love to join! Ig clorissasue

  • May 30, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    Hmm…I’m just not sure if I can commit to taking one photo every day… ;-) IG: @ourgypsycamp

  • Janelle Griffith
    May 30, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    I will join, and thanks for the invite :) I needed just a little something to inspire me to start my first project!

  • Susan
    May 30, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    My camera is an iPhone and I haven’t played much with any camera since the old days of film, but I love this challenge. Thanks IG: sholzg

  • Mell
    May 30, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    Im in !!

  • Jackie W
    May 30, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    I’m in. IG – lexiq101

  • Mary O
    May 30, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    I accept!! I need something like this right now. Thanks IG molson72563.

  • Danielle
    May 30, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    I’m in! My Instagram is http://instagram.com/tworedbirthstones

  • Debbie
    May 30, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    Im in.

  • Rita
    May 30, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    I am in …reats26 on instagram

  • May 30, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    My Instagram name is @angelamcollins :)

  • Fawn
    May 30, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    I’m in!!

    IG: @thepiratemama

  • Heather
    May 30, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    Love to give it a try! Sounds fun! @heathercorkumhines

  • Diane
    May 30, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    I’m in! @dianeswearingen

  • Kylee
    May 30, 2014 at 10:22 PM

    I’m in

    +kylee rulason

    Hope I did that right! Lol

  • May 30, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    I’m on IG Joyfulmomma

  • May 30, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    IG joyfulmomma

  • May 30, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    Here I am and I’ll give it a try. I commit to upload a photo everday during June. :)

  • Diane
    May 30, 2014 at 11:26 PM

    I’m totally in!! I’m dianelynn5 at IG

  • May 31, 2014 at 12:13 AM

    This is so perfectly timed – I am starting my Project365 on 1 June I bought your 30 day book a little while ago and haven’t worked through it yet so that is my first thing I am going to start with.I registered a blog 2 days ago and have just opened my Instragram account (@andrealels) after seeing this. This is all new to me – I barely understand Facebook, I have a lot of learning ahead of me. Exciting times :)

  • May 31, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    I accept. We are moving several states away on June 30 so I have been considering a 30 day reflective anyway. This will be a great motivation!
    I post mostly to my blog, but my Instagram is @joyknight.

  • Linda Aime
    May 31, 2014 at 12:30 AM

    In a slump, need to shake it up a bit. Looking forward to the challenge

  • May 31, 2014 at 12:33 AM

    Can’t wait to get started!

  • Linda Aime
    May 31, 2014 at 12:44 AM

    Looking forward to a new challenge. I haven’t picked up my camera in a while so I’m hoping this will help to jump start my creativity. I’m at IG asGingersnaps60

  • Jamie Graham
    May 31, 2014 at 3:11 AM

    I’m not usually good at these pic a day challenges, but, I really want to try! So my IG is Jamiesue41 I’m excited. This should be fun.

  • Jen
    May 31, 2014 at 4:01 AM

    Never done a pic a day challenge. Kind of excited! IG jenandfarah

  • May 31, 2014 at 7:27 AM

    Giving it a shot. jreinerimagery

  • Patricia
    May 31, 2014 at 7:39 AM

    Love to have a go, have bought the ebook so looking forward to some new ideas.

  • May 31, 2014 at 8:05 AM

    I am totally in! this will be a fun challenge! My instagram is: http://instagram.com/violetjoyphotography

  • Vicki I.
    May 31, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    I’m in! @zonemama on Instagram.

  • Kim Davidson
    May 31, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    I’m in. Looking forward to a new challenge. IG kimocean76

  • May 31, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Looking forward to joining in.
    My instagram and facebook are:

  • May 31, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    I am a sucker for a challenge – count me in! IG @magoldau and G+ google.com/+Moe-digger

  • Cassandra
    May 31, 2014 at 1:51 PM

    I love that even the simplest photos are saved memories that we can look back on

  • Barbara Chestnut
    May 31, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    I’m looking forward to the June challenge! Instagram – bcnutcreations

  • Sam
    May 31, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    I’m in. IG elys717

  • May 31, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Yep, I’m in! I’ve been needing an inspiration and a challenge.

  • Sarah
    May 31, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Challenge accepted! I need some inspiration.
    IG: http://instagram.com/sjmikesell

  • May 31, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    Joinin in!!! @nicoleyoung_urbanwingsart on Instagram

  • Maren Goodman
    May 31, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    I’m in! I definitely think this will help make my summer with my kids more interesting!

  • May 31, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    In! @missywilliams

  • May 31, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    I’m looking forwards to this challenge. My google+ is https://plus.google.com/u/0/106288745918626341261/posts

  • May 31, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    I am in! I need this to get me taking more pics!!’

  • May 31, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    I’m in! I am going to use some of I heart faces prompts. They are doing a photo challenge too! I needed this!

  • May 31, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    Follow me @mrzztayylor on IG!

  • Dea
    May 31, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    I’ve been wanting to try a new shooting and editing style , now’s my chance.

    • Dea
      May 31, 2014 at 3:07 PM

      Wish me luck as I am hopeless at this sort of commitment.

  • Julie Whelan
    May 31, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    Hi! I’m not on instagram and rarely on google plus … could I just post on my regular facebook page and hashtag (I think I’ve seen above that I can) or do I need to post on the clickitupanotch fb page? Guess I really should start that instagram account. Just can’t bear another app/social network to add to my already too long list!

    I will join in any case :)

  • May 31, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    I need to do this. Have some great opportunities in June to challenge myself more! http://instagram.com/mamajennybee

  • Emily Stephens
    May 31, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    I’ll join the challenge . IG: ec_stephens

  • May 31, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    I’m in! I actually just committed to trying a 365, but am going to try a different theme, challenge, or technique each month.
    Probably most of my photos will go on my blog, but I’ll try to add them to G+ as well (https://plus.google.com/u/0/100496817992996923861/posts), and maybe post a few on Instagram (www.instagram.com/honeyandcheese)

  • May 31, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Im in @amberncasey

  • May 31, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    Hi, I’d love to join you. I’m in my 3rd year of a 365 project but beginning to flag now, so a reminder to edit daily is good :-)

  • Velma
    May 31, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    Eek! Trying to teach this (older) lady some new tricks. I’ve never done a photography challenge nor have I ever posted a photo to Instagram, but I’m going to bite the bullet and try this starting with the June challenge. Wish me luck.

  • May 31, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    I will join in! My insta is @catseatdogsmakes.

  • Velma
    May 31, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    I forgot to include that I’m @ravejest in Instagram.

  • Heidi
    May 31, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    This is my first photography challenge. I’m a teacher and my school year ends today, so it seems like a good time to get started learning about my new camera. My photos will have to be uploaded to Facebook though.

    Good luck to everyone involved!

  • Barb
    May 31, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    I’ve never tried anything like this before, but there is always a first time. I am going to try this!!
    I just hope I understand how to download the photos to instagram. ig grandmum6008.

  • Jan
    May 31, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    I would love to join. Hopefully, I can keep up!

  • jacque j.
    May 31, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    My first official SAHM day is June 2nd and I’m having a hard time on my 365! This should help! IG: msjackson219

  • May 31, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    I will give it a go…I have never tried one of these before, but what the hey!

  • jacque j.
    May 31, 2014 at 4:35 PM
  • Wileenie
    May 31, 2014 at 4:43 PM
  • Brenda
    May 31, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Count me in too. IG bengland

  • Tricia
    May 31, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    My first time doing photography challenge http://Instagram.com/zencat3

  • Stephanie Oakley
    May 31, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    I’m in Instagram @soakley_30

  • Aliesha
    May 31, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    Looking forward to giving it a go, hopefully I get past day 3 lol

  • Desiree
    May 31, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    I just had my first child so a pic a day should be easy :-) I’ve been wanting to do a 30 day or 365 challenge IG desiree_stone

  • Heather
    May 31, 2014 at 7:20 PM

    I would love to do this but I don’t have either types of account. Is it okay to use our facebook accounts? I really hope to see some improvement in my photography skills.

  • May 31, 2014 at 7:29 PM

    Count me in!

  • sherry
    May 31, 2014 at 8:06 PM

    Ig photosbysherry.. Never done a challenge before but I might can do this!

  • Kim
    May 31, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    I’m in! Storygirl68 on Instagram!

  • Kim
    May 31, 2014 at 8:31 PM


  • May 31, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    I’m in. I mostly do FB but will try to post more stuff to Instragram. @craica

  • May 31, 2014 at 9:23 PM

    I’d love to join in!!

  • May 31, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    Sounds fun!


  • May 31, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    I’ve never done anything like this but want to improve my novice skills and I love your site so I’m in. Thanks for sharing your expertise. Instagram – http://Instagram.com/debslife

  • Valerie Gordon
    May 31, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    I’m so in! I’ve been trying to get back into my photography. Perfect timing! Vmgordon25 on IG.

  • May 31, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    Ill take the challenge follow me @ThisMommyRockz

  • May 31, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    I’m in… Very excited about this. Just to hear what you think about my photos! Excited!!!

  • May 31, 2014 at 10:31 PM

    Hi, very excited to do this and hear your comments more than all. Can’t wait to see everyone’s pics

    My instegram is einat235

    Email [email protected]

  • Nickolette
    May 31, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    I have alot going on in June and there should be lots of photo-worthy moments! Looking forward to it! Instagram @songbird3073

  • June 1, 2014 at 12:01 AM
  • Terri
    June 1, 2014 at 1:45 AM

    I’m on Instagram, http://Instagram.com/t21026

  • Heather
    June 1, 2014 at 2:03 AM

    I’m in!

  • celeste
    June 1, 2014 at 4:22 AM

    I’m in ! IG: @celesteseattle

  • sarah
    June 1, 2014 at 5:30 AM

    Looking forward to giving this a go! @sarahkrahnert

  • June 1, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    I’ve not done one before.. let’s give it a go!

  • June 1, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Yes! I am ready! IG: krittykrew

  • Mari
    June 1, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    I’m definitely in, I look forward to this challenge. Thank you for sharing! I can’t wait to meet you in September at the clickaway conference. My IG is @snaphappy_mommom! Thank you for sharing!

  • Jane
    June 1, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Count me in!

  • June 1, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Wanting to improve! I’m in! @pattistem2002 IG

  • Lauren Hamm
    June 1, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    I am in!

  • Anna
    June 1, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    I’m in! My IG is bananna119!

  • David Mazafi
    June 1, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    I am in ….. Photography is my favorite

  • June 1, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    I am in… Love photography!

  • June 1, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Great, my INSTEGRAM is davidmazafi

  • June 1, 2014 at 10:42 AM


  • June 1, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    My INSTEGRAM is @ danielmazafi

  • June 1, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    I am INSTEGRAM @ haileymazafi

  • Amy
    June 1, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    I’m in. IG account: http://instagram.com/marlowamy

  • June 1, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    I’m in!! Follow me on Instagram chrismeritt

  • Tamara Dawn
    June 1, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    Thinking about giving this a go. I just set up my google plus profile: not sure how to share a link to it but I am at Tamara Dawn Images and I liked you and shutterbagsusa :).

  • June 1, 2014 at 1:01 PM

    I want to give this a shot too!

  • June 1, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    I’ll give it a go….

  • Kristi
    June 1, 2014 at 2:38 PM
  • June 1, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    My Instagram is @trulytydotxom excited to get going!

  • Tina
    June 1, 2014 at 7:25 PM

    yes, I want to do this…. this is silly, I’ve signed up for Instagram but not sure how to use it. I need help.

  • Kristen
    June 1, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    Definitely! Love this!
    IG: whispering_dreamer

  • Jennifer
    June 1, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Waited twenty some odd years for my first real camera and finally received the Christmas gift of a lifetime! Just joined Instagram and would love to really learn more and perfect my photography skills so I am in @jennifer.frolish .

  • June 1, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    yes I am in :)

  • June 1, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    I am totally in!! @photographybysd

    Thanks! Looking forward to it!

  • Nat
    June 1, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    I’m in! This hobby has been put on the back burner and I haven’t done anything with my limited photography skills in so long. Sounds like fun.

  • Tina
    June 1, 2014 at 10:04 PM


  • June 1, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    My 365 photo project fizzled so I’m hoping to restart it w/ this 30 day photo challenge!

    IG jenhado

  • June 2, 2014 at 7:42 AM

    I’m in! I love IG challenges. I’m @alexishelmrath.

  • Katie Wright
    June 2, 2014 at 8:13 AM

    I am going to do this! I have yet to do a photography challenge. I keep saying I’m going to, but then never follow through. I think this will be a great way to start the summer and capture life!

  • June 2, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    I started yesterday and late today I post the #2. My Google is +Wagner Picolo and Instagram @picolowa.
    I´m waiting you there!

  • Heather
    June 2, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    I forgot to add my google plus ID number on a previous comment 117233422482480841506.
    I hope I did this right and look forward to joining in the fun!

  • June 2, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    I’m joining in! I’m taking a real live photography class in my hometown on June 7th so I’m excited to have a place to practice what I’m learning. I love your sight for some great, readable tutorials and advice. Thanks for hosting this for us!

  • June 3, 2014 at 6:31 AM

    I’m know I’m starting a little late, but can’t wait to get in on the fun!

  • June 3, 2014 at 7:49 AM

    I’m in, a little late, but better than not at all. I need the push to improve my photography.
    IG @annerowell

  • June 3, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    I follow and read you hints, tips etc, but I feel as a man I would be out of place a little among all you talented ladies…. perhaps I should not be registered on the list but I enjoy the mailings etc

  • June 3, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    Yay! I am excited for my first photography challenge! Follow me on IG @ julierennerphotography
    Thanks so much!

  • Nicole Stone
    June 3, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    I’m doing this…and it just happens to be my youngest sons birthday month :) I’m going to make him a mini-album when the month is over so we can all enjoy it together. Him being 3, it’s going to make it a bit of a challenge, since he never sits still, so this should surely help my skills, LOL!

  • Melinda T
    June 3, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    I’m a little late, but I’m in!

  • Stefani
    June 3, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    I’d like to join! I’m late but I hope that’s ok.

  • Kelly H
    June 3, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    I’d like to join.

  • June 3, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    count me in!

    +Nancy Compton-Willaford

  • June 3, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    I’ve never been great at sticking through these challenges. But I would love to try again. You can follow me on google+

  • Lori
    June 3, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Just read this email…I am in!! But missing June 2. I will just add on an extra one at the end. Excited!!

  • June 3, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    I’m so excited about your challenge. I’ve been looking for something that’s not quite a year long project but something I can do to make connections with others & hopeful a few IG friends. can’t wait to see everyone’s post!

    + Emily Santome Photography , Las Vegas, NV
    IG @emilysantomephotography
    FB @emilysantomephotography

  • June 3, 2014 at 8:59 PM
  • Dawn
    June 3, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    I’ve been sharing publicly on my FB page at https://www.facebook.com/dawn.demeo and my Google+ page at https://plus.google.com/+DawnDeMeo

  • June 3, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    Sounds like fun Mrochephotography

  • June 3, 2014 at 9:31 PM

    Sounds like fun MissyOlmeda

  • June 4, 2014 at 2:51 AM

    How can I take part of the challenge and where can I submit my picture?

    • June 4, 2014 at 9:22 AM

      You can post on Instagram or Google plus, that is where I’ll be checking the hashtag :)

  • June 4, 2014 at 10:44 AM


    facebook is a BIG public photo arena for me: http://www.facebook.com/nancyeileenphotos
    take a peek :)

  • Robin Martin
    June 5, 2014 at 8:28 AM

    I am always looking for challenges like this to help me improve my photography. It is like anything you wish to improve…practice, practice, practice….using Instagram @ rmom352

  • Burak Tosun
    June 5, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    I really love your tips and ideas. I’m going to start with this challenge today, even if it’s already the 5th. Instagram: @buraktosunn

  • Katie Wright
    June 10, 2014 at 8:12 AM

    I am trying really hard to get a picture taken everyday, but my follow through is terrible when it comes to getting them on my computer and uploaded. I am excited to wok on taking pictures daily and improving my skills.

  • June 23, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    I am doing #clickaday on both instagram and my blog :)
    So far it has been a blast, but as it is ending I am running out of things to shoot. i need kids of the human or pert variety.

    IG @ AKA_KEB

  • July 14, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    I am attempting to rebuild the business and started the #clickaday on Instagram and starting my blog.

    IG: tovphotography
    Twitter: @tovphotography

  • christy
    May 1, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    Can’t wait to do this challenge! I’m in the beginning stages of my photography business so I can’t wait to challenge myself to improve and grow.

    IG: freshmixmomma
    Twitter: freshmixmomma

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