The August Break, 2014


Welcome to the August Break, 2014!

This is a community project that has no real rules —  the idea is to simply take a photograph every day for the whole of August. That’s it. Pause, look around you and shoot what you see. Live inside each moment. Pay attention to what’s there. If it’s the summer where you are it’s a lovely way to be present to the moments that will be gone before you know it. If it’s the winter, what better way to liven up your day than with a creative project to play with? :)

You can use any camera. You could shoot every day or every other day or just on weekends. You can share your photos or just enjoy taking them without sharing. You can start and not finish. You can join in at the end.

Anything goes, loves!

We have a list of daily photo prompts so if you get stuck for something to photograph just refer to the list and get snapping!

The August Break prompts |

There are also a few ways we can gather as a community:

1. Share your photos on Instagram using the #augustbreak2014 hashtag

2. Add your photos to the August Break Flickr group

3. Add your blog to our blog roll (below) so we can all find new blogs to read!

4. The August Break originally started as a blogging project, so feel free to share your daily photos on your blog — all the August Break badges + code are over on this page.

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The Daily Emails

PLUS! This year I’m taking it up a notch with the introduction of daily emails! Each day you’ll get a short ‘n’ sweet email in your inbox with a photo illustrating that day’s prompt and a few ideas on how to tackle it. Nothing too taxing — just a shot of inspiration each day.

I’ve invited some photo-loving pals to contribute to the emails, so expect to hear from me and Andrea Scher, Vivienne McMaster, Denise Andrade-Kroon, Ali Edwards, Karen Walrond, Tammy Strobel, Leonie Wise, Xanthe Berkeley, Tracey Clark, Amy Gretchen, Bella Cirovic and Susan Tuttle, too!

Pretty sweet, yes?

Simply enter your email address in the box below. You’ll then be sent an email with a confirmation link to click. Once you’ve clicked that you’ll be all set to get the emails.

* Now that August has started the first email you get after signing up will be the next day’s prompt *

Sign up to get the daily prompt emails!

(You’ll also get my monthly Love Letters, but you
can unsubscribe at any time, of course! xo)

The Blog Roll

To add your blog just scroll down to the last pic and hit Click here to enter

Note — Let’s use this blogroll to find new blogs to read and enjoy so please just add your blog link once — links to your daily posts/images should be shared in the Flickr group and on Instagram NOT added to the blogroll list (okay, so we have one rule ;-) That way the list will stay manageable! :D

Happy August Break, everyone!

PS. You can join us at any time during August – this is an informal challenge so jump in whenever you like!