Looking for a simple budget friendly way to add a little excitement to the holidays with your family this year? Try this Winter photo challenge to add extra creativity and holiday inspiration to your days this Winter season.
Every challenge in this printable list will push you to try new ideas and experiment with the simple joys of the Winter season through photography. Plus, it’s a fun way to get a little competitive with your family this Christmas! Don’t worry, you don’t need a fancy camera. Your cell phone will work just fine for this Winter photo challenge.
Winter Photo Challenge
Ready to get your printable Winter photo challenge list? Keep scrolling to download the list of challenges and get more great tips for making this Winter photo challenge a fun activity for the whole family to enjoy together.
Each challenge pushes you to try new ideas and techniques that you might not have consider photographing otherwise. Not to mention your kids will love checking out all of the cool pics on your phone.
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Do This Winter Photo Challenge with Family
This holiday season, we’re all trying to avoid large gatherings and deal with this pandemic in our nation. Thankfully, technology has gifted us with lots of fun ways to connect with one another across the distance this holiday season.
One fun and festive way to get off the couch, free yourself from cabin fever, and enjoy the season is with a Winter photo challenge for your family and friends.
Winter officially starts on December 21 this year, but there’s no reason you can’t begin this photo challenge with family or friends way before then. Invite all your friends and family to participate for even more fun! For even more fun, give everyone a few days to create new ideas to add to the Winter photo challenge list.
Adding your own unique traditions will make this Winter photo challenge unique and special. For example, in my family, we decorate and light advent wreaths as a part of our holiday tradition, so I might add a photo challenge involving the advent wreath.
Don’t be afraid to substitute or swap out items on the list to match the way your family celebrates.
Not looking for a family photo challenge? That’s ok! This printable Winter photo challenge is a fun activity to do by yourself or with a group of friends too. Keep scrolling to get your printable list and start checking off photo challenge tasks today.
Photo Challenge Ideas
Do a 30 day photo challenge this winter season! Try out this fun winter photo challenge to keep family memories coming or to up your game on Instagram. Come up with new creative ideas for pictures this winter!
Tips for Taking Winter Photos
I don’t know about you, but my family can get very competitive! If your crew is in it to win it, you’ll definitely want to check out these photography pro tips for taking awesome Winter photos outdoors:
Keep Your Batteries Warm
Did you know the cold can make your batteries lose power? Just like the battery in your car, camera batteries can die more quickly when it’s cold out. Remember that your camera’s batteries might not last as long as normal if you’re out in the cold or snow and adjust accordingly while tackling #2, #3, and #9 on this Winter Photo Challenge list.
Pro tip: Keep spare batteries warm in your pocket for later. That way, you won’t miss a photo challenge winning shot.
Remember a few years ago when someone suddenly invented gloves we could wear while operating our cell phones? Game changer! If you’re planning to get competitive in this Winter photo challenge, you might want to invest in photo-friendly gloves.
Try some special photography gloves with thin thermal fabric around the fingers to protect your from the cold while still allowing you to operate all your camera’s bells and whistles. Plus, many pairs have special grips to keep you from dropping your camera on the palms. If you’re clumsy like me, that special fabric is a must have!
After the Winter Photo Challenge
Once you’ve completed your Winter photo challenge list, the fun doesn’t have to end. If you completed the challenge as a family or with friends, consider hosting a virtual photography show.
Post the photos together for friends and family to “vote” on a winner in each category.
We like to choose silly prizes from the dollar store for our winning Winter photos. Last year, everyone wanted the Christmas back scratcher prize. You could also collect money for gift card prizes, make silly Winter Photography Winner certificates, or enjoy good old fashioned “bragging rights” for the year.
After the show, favorite images can be used to create holiday cards for friends and family or compiled into an annual photobook everyone can enjoy. I like to choose one favorite image to print and frame for the year. It’s always a conversation starter and a sweet reminder of all the fun you had during the Winter Photo Challenge.
December Photo Challenge 2020
More Fun and Festive Winter Challenges to Share
If you enjoyed this Winter photo challenge, you’ll definitely want to check out these other fun Winter activities for the whole family to enjoy:
- Free Winter Writing Prompts
- January Reading Challenge
- 25 Winter and Holiday Date Night Ideas
- Reading Challenge for Kids and Adults
- January Drawing Challenge
- 30 Days of Cleaning Challenge
- Christmas Reading Challenge
- Santa’s STEM Activities
- Christmas Scavenger Hunt
Don’t forget to download this printable Winter Photo Challenge to use as a checklist as you explore photography this season. It’s the perfect way to capture some unique and beautiful Winter photos to share with family and friends.
Plus, a fun way to get creative and celebrate with family and friends virtually this year.
This Winter will be different from celebrations past, but we can still gather together and share love and laughter with one another. With this Winter Photo Challenge, you can share the beauty of the season while giving your loved ones a little peek into your corner of the world.
Winter Photo Challenge Ideas
Photo Challenge Instagram
If you love taking photos on your smart phone like I do… and then sharing them with friends, family, and on social media, you might love these photo challenge ideas for winter.
30 Day Challenge Ideas
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How will you celebrate the holidays this Winter? Are you planning a Winter photo challenge for your family or friends?
Share your family’s traditions and plans for this Winter in the comment section. I love reading about how everyone celebrates the season!
Plus, it’s a great way to get Christmas activity ideas to share with my own family and friends along the way.