A Day in the Life Of.... Weekly Photography Challenge

A Day in the Life Of…. Weekly Photography Challenge


This week your photographic challenge is to take and share a photo (or photos) on the theme of – ‘A Day in the Life Of….’ (sorry it is a little late this week!)

Image by josemanuelerre

Be Creative – You can choose to interpret this theme in any way that you wish including by:

  • taking your camera with you all day and documenting your day
  • recording the day (or part of it) of someone else
  • recording the day of something else (pet, building, city, street etc)

You’re welcome to take and share multiple shots (although please don’t share too many, we don’t want to fill the comments up with thousands). You might also like to mash some photos together into one collage.

Once you’ve taken your ‘day in the life of’ Images – choose your best 1-2, upload them to your favourite photo sharing site and either share a link to them or – embed them in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSDAYINLIFEOF to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks Shallow Depth of Field challenge where there were some great shots submitted.

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

Some Older Comments

  • Yianne21 September 28, 2011 07:28 am

    OMG, it seems I flooded the comments, I'm so sorry, pls delete the repetitive posts...

  • Bill Havle September 28, 2011 07:06 am

    A day in the Life In Cancun at Xcaret.

  • Yianne21 September 27, 2011 11:27 pm

    A day in the life,
    this is the link, the previous post is the download link, sorry

  • Yianne21 September 27, 2011 11:25 pm

    A day in the life,
    this is the link, the previous post is the download link, sorry

  • Yianne21 September 27, 2011 11:25 pm

    A day in the life,
    this is the link, the previous post is the download link, sorry
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/58964617@N02/6186479217/' title='A Day in the Life of a Friend' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6155/6186479217_924c22fd63.jpg']

  • Yianne21 September 27, 2011 11:21 pm

    a day in the life...


  • Billy24 September 27, 2011 04:04 am

    A day in the life of street artists, taken at the recent Edinburgh fringe.


  • pamela mckee September 26, 2011 07:09 am

    A day in the life of Jimmy who lives on a boat in Tortola, Caribbean Islands.


  • Kym Ottery September 25, 2011 06:51 pm


    I decided to take you out with me for the day. It was Saturday 24th September 2011. I took one of my daughters to go visit my mum, we spent a bit of time at her house before visiting my sister in law and my gorgeous little neice. When returning home it was time to kick off the shoes and indulge in some Indian for dinner! It was a lovely day :)

  • Michaela September 25, 2011 10:59 am

    Husband created a collage on Friday...
    Life on a cement plant...


  • Greg Nelson September 24, 2011 11:56 pm

    A little girls second birthday, a day that recognizes a life...


  • joseph Taylor September 24, 2011 02:43 am

    #19 on top of the goalie going for the shot, she made the shot ,and took out the goalie at the same time. Eleanor plays for U-MASS Dartmouth field hockey team.

  • Victoria September 23, 2011 10:29 pm

    I went to the Albuquerque Zoo and watched the gorilla's for hours. They had such expressive faces and human mannorisms. I couldn't snap enough pictures of them. A day in the life of an Albuquerque Gorilla.


  • Jormungandr September 23, 2011 06:04 pm


  • Jormungandr September 23, 2011 06:03 pm

    :) A day at the beach !

  • Angelo Apilado September 23, 2011 12:17 pm

    A Footless Journey

  • Renton September 23, 2011 10:28 am

    My parents reside where I once did, on the coast. I now live 5 hours inland. Surfing has been replaced with panning. I took them to one of my favourite little spots on a recent trip. For this day this was their life.



  • Brokeweb September 23, 2011 10:24 am

    Street Vendor in Philadelphia, feeding the pigeons:


  • Krissy September 23, 2011 10:08 am


    Walked my dog days ago. Another beautiful day :D

  • Margaret Waggoner September 23, 2011 09:07 am

    There comes a time when a moment in your day is a moment in many other people's day as well.

  • Miriam Mayer September 23, 2011 09:03 am

    Spent last Sunday out photographing beautiful VT and want to submit an image for a day in the life -- in this case a day in the life of a photographer. I tagged it on my Facebook page but do not know if that will get it to this site.
    I don't have a website of my own. Image is not on Flickr. Any other options? Advice will be welcome.

  • Cleave Guyton Jr September 23, 2011 08:12 am

    My Horn, my life!


  • Cleave Guyton Jr September 23, 2011 08:09 am

    A day in the life of my life!


  • iggy hb September 23, 2011 06:01 am

    A day in the life in one of my favorite trees:




  • Dave September 23, 2011 02:40 am

    How about a day in the life of a surfer


  • Vikramaditya Bagri September 23, 2011 02:35 am

    Cass.. ur work was very good.. :) thanks for sharing ur page with us.. will keep a check on ur work.. cheers

  • Reggie Jormungandr September 22, 2011 08:11 pm

    A Day In Life Of My Best Friend.

  • Victoria Collier September 22, 2011 10:57 am

    A day in the life of a polar bear

  • cass September 21, 2011 09:21 pm

    One of my best friends challenged me to do this a couple of weeks ago. I thought "easy - I'm always taking pictures anyway!". Turns out though, it's not so easy. Or at least not to do it faithfully, to record the events of a normal day accurately, without missing anything, without filtering. I decided I would take at least one photo an hour, from the moment I woke up, to the moment I went back to bed AND that I would post the results within 24 hours so I didn't have time to procrastinate or over-edit (my turn-around time is usually a month or so. Ha!). It was exhausting! And i'm not sure it turned out exactly how I would have expected it. It does mean though that I kept a whole load of pictures I would usually have binned and that I now have that one day preserved forever... I really recommend this challenge. It forces you to find beauty in everyday things, in YOUR everyday things and it gives you a great excuse for some quality time with your camera! You can see my results here:


  • Rain September 21, 2011 06:44 pm


  • Verena Fischer September 21, 2011 06:16 pm

    Here is mine. Described is my day together with my boyfriend and captured is a moment out of this day:

  • Claudia September 21, 2011 07:03 am

    A day in the life of an ocean-going seagull leaving the Hamptons after Irene ... and Katia ....


  • Vikramaditya Bagri September 21, 2011 02:33 am

    A day in my Life when the weather is splendid, I sit at my balcony and enjoy the view outside.


  • Allan September 21, 2011 12:42 am

    A day in the life of the moon!

    This is actually two shots at different shutter speeds using a 500mm mirror lens. Photos were combined using Corel PhotoPaint.



  • JesseAdams September 20, 2011 02:50 pm

    A day in the life of a bar tender (in Dublin, Ireland)


  • Cheri September 20, 2011 01:40 pm

    A couple of photos that sum up my every day:



    P.S. Is anyone else having trouble with the embedding feature? Could be I'm missing something, but it hasn't worked for me yet.

  • Matt September 20, 2011 01:05 pm

    This actually a bit more than a year ago, but it fits!

    I took a picture of myself every single minute for an entire day, here are the results:


    Hope you like it :)

  • Scottc September 20, 2011 08:07 am

    A day in life of a Turkish Shoe Shine man (Izmir, Turkey):


  • Jennette Seward September 20, 2011 07:55 am

    A day in the life of Stella. Which involves a lot of waiting. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenseward/6024041341/

  • Gary Paakkonen September 20, 2011 05:34 am

    A Day in the Life of...my Dog,Buddy, waiting by the window for someone to get home...


  • pete September 20, 2011 04:00 am

    a day in the life of a haunting http://www.flickr.com/photos/deathsandwichx/6159515209/

  • Jag Fergus September 20, 2011 03:40 am

  • Allan September 20, 2011 03:39 am

    A day in the life of Tilly the cat!


  • Jag Fergus September 20, 2011 03:38 am


  • BigBearNelson September 20, 2011 02:38 am

    A day in the life of a sea gull. He didn't do very much.


  • Jason St. Petersburg Photographer September 20, 2011 02:17 am

    A day in the life of two very old school Japanese assassins --> http://jasoncollinphotography.com/blog/2010/7/14/very-old-school-tokyo-assassins.html

  • Erik Kerstenbeck September 20, 2011 02:00 am


    Cant think of anything more Day In The Life than this surprise Engagement of our Son with Jessie - a total ruse!


  • Doris Rudd September 20, 2011 01:55 am

    This is a timely subject. I spent a recent Sunday afternoon on historic Elm Street in Greensboro, NC.

    Here's my photo pic of the day (blogged a couple of days ago); freight train passing through town:

    To see more photos from "A Day on Elm Street" click here:

  • Wrenchead September 20, 2011 01:52 am

    A day in the life of a baby Orangutan.

  • Wrenchead September 20, 2011 01:49 am

    A Day in the life of a street artist in Angkor.

  • Michele Formica September 20, 2011 01:43 am

    A lovely day. http://www.flickr.com/photos/reliableliarphoto/6162943844/in/set-72157627385532368/

  • Michele Formica September 20, 2011 01:42 am

    A day in a Photographer life: http://www.flickr.com/photos/reliableliarphoto/6162945874/sizes/l/in/set-72157627385532368/

  • Jeff September 20, 2011 01:13 am

    How about a day in the life of a clownfish: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeff_levitt/5870960707