Photo an Hour a Day

Something different today. A few weeks back, I set myself the challenge to photo each hour in a day. Ok, it wasn’t really that challenging, but it was a good exercise to help me practice my photography skills using my camera phone. Ever since I’ve been using the DSLR, I’ve now realised how hard it is to actually take a good photo using my camera phone. I like the idea of having multiple ways of taking photos and now that I have instagram, I want to practice using my camera phone more often for on-the-go pics.

Disclaimers go here: these are all camera phone photos and I swear I don’t spend all of my days like this. This day just happened to be a day where Key had the car, so I spent most of the day at home. I also purposefully chose a day that would be more interesting (my sister coming over) and not as boring as a lot of my days have been lately (applying for jobs…all day long) I didn’t come up with this idea. Just google ‘photo an hour’ and you’ll see that plenty have done this before me.

Anyways, here is my photo an hour.

photo an hour

6:00 – 7:00 am – Our morning walk. Look at that sunrise.



7:00 – 8:00 am – Coffee with BMO!



8:00 – 9:00 am – The flowers that I bought the week before are on their last legs.



9:00 – 10:00 am – Hoping that the sun will come back out so I can photograph a recipe.



10:00 – 11:00 am – Making a cheesecake / making a mess.



11:00 – 12:00 pm – Blogging time! Writing up a recipe, drafting a post and submitting my pics from that day’s post to foodgawker and tastespotting. Yes, my desk is also my dressing table. Is that weird?



12:00 – 1:00 pm – Editing photos with a peppermint tea. Do you recognise this pic? It was for my pumpkin soup recipe which went up a few weeks back.



1:00 – 2:00 pm – Lunch time. This was a ham and kale omelette. It tasted delicious, but it proves that I am no good at taking photos of food with a camera phone. Must practice! Perhaps I need to do these photo an hour posts more often :)



2:00 – 3:00 pm – Tilly time.



3:00 – 4:00 pm – Taking the washing off the line.



4:00 – 5:00 pm – My sissa arrived. I think her wine choice was quite aptly named.



5:00 – 6:00 pm – My sister and I tucked into this cheese platter. This is not an every day occurrence I assure you. Spot my confit fennel…it’s delicious as part of a cheese platter.



6:00 – 7:00 pm – Making a salad while Key cooks steak.



7:00 – 8:00 pm – Key’s steak with red wine sauce, simple salad and sweet potato chips. It tasted a lot better than my photograph makes it look.



8:00 – 9:00 pm – Sissa left with a full belly so now it is TV time! This is a daily occurrence :)



9:00 – 10:00 pm – Bed time, but kindle time first. I’m currently reading the Postman by David Brin.


I hope you’ve enjoyed this post. What did I learn from doing the photo an hour challenge? I learnt that I need to turn the damn phone on its side sometimes and embrace the landscape photo as opposed to taking mostly portrait pics haha.





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Hi! I’m Taryn. The Wooden Spoons is a food blog and collection of wooden spoons, recipes and stories. I’m a Canberra fan-girl with a passion for all things food. I love South East Asian food, fusion food done well and slow cooked anything. I don’t get quinoa, have a mild phobia of milk touching my skin and custard from a package freaks me out. Thanks for joining me on my cooking and food adventures.
  1. kate Reply

    i wanted to do a photo a day.buit that i couldnt do it becauyse i thought how dull my life is and there would be no photos to take of any interest to anyone.

    • Taryn Reply

      Hi Kate, you should definitely go ahead and do it. Sometimes the most lovely photos are of the simplest things like steam rising from a coffee cup or condensation on a window. I’m sure there is plenty of beauty in your life :)

  2. Janelle Reply

    Congratulations on achieving the goal. I began the year taking a photo a day but unfortunately life got in the way.

    • Taryn Reply

      Thanks Janelle. Life has a way of doing that xx

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