December Photo Prompts

Cold weather, snow, and hot cocoa are all a wonderful part of December. Grab your camera or phone to take lots of photos. If you need some inspiration, check out the following photo prompts for December.

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  1. Self-portrait
  2. Festive event
  3. Landscape
  4. Cold
  5. Almost dark
  6. Love
  7. Upside down
  8. Noon
  9. Close-up
  10. Favorite
  11. Signs
  12. Path
  13. Distance
  14. Warm beverage
  15. Favorite cold weather food
  16. Cityscape
  17. Sled
  18. Snow
  19. Sleigh ride
  20. Weather in the morning
  21. Welcome Winter
  22. Birds
  23. Out the window
  24. Christmas Eve
  25. Christmas Day
  26. Texture
  27. Group
  28. Skyline
  29. Silhouettes
  30. 4pm
  31. New Year’s Eve
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30 Thanksgiving Photo Prompts

Are you hosting a big Thanksgiving? Or traveling to a relatives’ house for the long 4-day weekend? Thanksgiving is a great time to get impromptu photos. If you need inspiration, check out the following photo prompts for Thanksgiving.

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  1. Thanksgiving sunrise or sunset
  2. Cooking the meal
  3. Cooked turkey or main dish
  4. The side dishes
  5. Family
  6. Friends
  7. Pie and desserts
  8. Falling leaves
  9. The table setting
  10. The table with food (or food area)
  11. Warm colors
  12. Football
  13. Happiness
  14. Grateful
  15. Prayer
  16. Candles
  17. Out your kitchen window
  18. Celebration
  19. After Dinner
  20. Blessings
  21. On the road
  22. Destination
  23. Accommodations
  24. Back home
  25. Special moment
  26. Love
  27. Adventure
  28. Nature
  29. Thanksgiving Day selfie
  30. In the moment
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Happy Thanksgiving!

The Best Photos to Take on Thanksgiving

Yes, Thanksgiving comes every year. Unfortunately, over time, those who gather at your table may no longer be here to celebrate. Use your camera or cell phone to preserve your holiday memories with photographs.

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Photos to Take for the Best Thanksgiving Memories

Are you ready to capture the laughs, the food, and the joy of Thanksgiving? Get snapping.

Getting Ready

Setting up the table, preparing the kids’ table, decorating, or dressing up for the day are all special moments Snap a few photos during this busy time. The process of getting ready is a major part of Thanksgiving.

Cooking

A large meal usually means more than one person in the kitchen. Capturing the laughs that occur during the preparation of a Thanksgiving feast is always a special memory.

Group Photos

If everyone arrives early, get group photos before the dinner. Spills and dropped food easily stain the best apparel. A large family gathering means a person is always available to watch the kitchen while group photos are being done. For a photo of the entire family use your self-timer on your camera or bribe a neighbor with pumpkin pie to take a quick photo.

Dinner Time

Before everyone digs into the delicious meal, snap a photo of the dinner table. Get the full table with all the decorations, place settings, and the entire food spread. Next, take a photo of everyone coming to the table. And finally, one of everyone sitting around the Thanksgiving table.

If prayer is part of the feast, you have two options. One, skip the photo entirely. Or two, set your camera on self-timer to get a picture of everyone in prayer.

Outdoor Time

Do you play football or hike as a family on Thanksgiving? As long as someone is watching the kitchen, grab your camera and head outdoors to take photos.

Candid and Creativity

Posed photos are great but candid shots are extra special. Photos of your aunt laughing too hard at a silly joke or your grandfather sharing a story with the children invoke emotion. The photos will always be a lasting memory.

 Do not be afraid to try different angles, use natural light, or a zoom lens. Try to capture what you are thankful for at Thanksgiving.

Enjoy your day! Happy Thanksgiving!

Photo Prompts for November

Are you ready for November photo prompts? Grab your camera, snap some photos, print your favorites, frame, and hang on your wall.

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  1. Selfie
  2. Shadows
  3. Someone You Love
  4. Black and White
  5. Clouds
  6. Landscape
  7. Animals
  8. Bright Colors
  9. Friendship
  10. Weather
  11. Silhouette
  12. Water
  13. Morning Sky
  14. Travel
  15. Dusk
  16. Strangers
  17. Evening Sky
  18. Doorway
  19. Childhood Memory
  20. Inspirational
  21. Macro Photography
  22. Shapes
  23. Path
  24. Signs
  25. Happy Thanksgiving! Document your day.
  26. Home
  27. What you smile.
  28. Reflection
  29. Photographer’s Choice
  30. Holidays

Halloween Photography Tips for Lasting Memories

The old saying, “they grow up so fast” is true. Capturing childhood moments is essential for lasting memories. Halloween is one of those holidays, many children outgrow quickly. Do not let the opportunity go, take the time to photograph your children at Halloween.

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How to Get the Best Halloween Photos

1. Pre-Halloween Photo Shoot

Before Halloween, let your children try on their costumes.  Use this opportunity to plan a photo session.

  • Go to different places in your community to pose.
  • Use your child’s costume as a building block for finding the perfect place to pose. For example, Spiderman can easily pose on playground equipment.
  • Allow your child to get into character. Encourage impressions.

2. Be Patient

The big night is here, time for all the Halloween fun. Remember as you begin to take photos, be patient. Children are going to be excited about trick-or-treating or other Halloween events.

3. Document the Process from the Start

Do not wait until your children are dressed to take photos. Start snapping photos as soon as you begin to get ready for trick-or-treating. Often, the best photos come during the process of getting ready.

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4. Feature Props

Your photos need to include every part of your Halloween celebration.

  • If your child’s costume has props or special features, focus on them in a photo or two. The details always make the costumes.
  • Include decorations in your photos, your carved pumpkins or other yard decorations.
  • Take Halloween photos with your pets.
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5. Group Photo

Along with individual photos, get a group photo before trick-or-treating begins. Make sure to include yourself in one of the photos. Pose together before the sun goes down. Remember to use natural light to get the best photo. When you can, skip the flash.

6. Trick-or-Treating Photos

The main event is here.

  • Take numerous action photos of your children going from house to house. Avoid using flash.
  • Use streetlights or porch lights to add a glow effect.
  • Find a bright light to create silhouettes of your children in costume.  
  • Get photos from different angles.
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7. Last Photo of the Night

When returning home, get one last photo. Ask your children to show off their candy collection. Of course, some younger children may be asleep by the time you return home. Do not forget to get a photo. This is a perfect picture opportunity for the end of the night.

8. Get Creative with Editing

When editing photos, use special effects.

  • Use fog effect.
  • Convert to black and white photos.
  • Make certain colors stand out. Orange is a Halloween color. Turn photos of pumpkins black and white but keep the bright orange colors.
  • Use the soft-focus option to center on your children.

Happy Halloween! When out trick-or-treating, remember to have fun.

Fall Family Photos to Capture this Season

Fall is a busy time of year. Apple picking, visiting pumpkin patches, viewing colorful foliage, Halloween, and Thanksgiving are all a part of the fall season. Each day provides numerous opportunities for family pictures. Are you capturing the best photos for lasting memories? If you need a little inspiration, check out the following list of ideas for fall family photos to capture this season.

Fall Family Photo Ideas

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  1. Walking down a hiking trail. (If you can do it, get your children to hold hands).
  2. Searching for the perfect pumpkin.
  3. Sitting in the pumpkin patch.
  4. Going apple picking.
  5. Baking a apple or pumpkin pie together.
  6. Doing leaf crafts.
  7. Attending a football game.
  8. Tailgating before the game. (Food is always a major part of game day photos).
  9. Playing catch football.
  10. Around a bonfire.
  11. Standing in front of trees with vibrant fall colors.
  12. Holding leaves out front of you. (For added fun, write names or wishes on the leaves)
  13. Raking and jumping in the leaves.
  14. Vising a local farmer’s market.
  15. At a community event.
  16. Making Halloween decoration together.
  17. Dancing to Halloween music.
  18. Carving pumpkins.
  19. Roasting pumpkin seeds.
  20. Volunteering.
  21. Drinking homemade hot cocoa in a new mug. (Do not forget the marshmallows.)
  22. Dressing up in Halloween costumes.
  23. A Halloween photo shoot in the back yard.
  24. Trick or treating.
  25. Decorating for Thanksgiving.
  26. Photo with extended family at Thanksgiving.
  27. Photo of everyone sitting at the Thanksgiving table.
  28. Kids choice. (Often children create the best photo shoot for your family.)

31 Photo Prompts for October

Are you ready for another month of photo inspiration? October brings beautiful foliage, pumpkins, Halloween, and much more. Capture as much as you can before the season turns into cold winter days.

31 Photo Prompts for October

  1. Selfie
  2. In the morning
  3. Nature
  4. From above
  5. Weather
  6. Texture
  7. Looking out your window
  8. Pattern
  9. Family
  10. On the floor
  11. Miniature
  12. Words
  13. Friends
  14. Side view
  15. Signs
  16. Black and white
  17. Trails
  18. Clouds
  19. Photoshopped
  20. 3pm
  21. Upside down
  22. Tradition
  23. Silhouette
  24. Motion
  25. Food
  26. Trees and leaves
  27. Distance
  28. Animal
  29. Favorite thing
  30. Photographer’s choice
  31. Happy Halloween!

50 Photo Prompts for Fall

It’s here! Fall is officially here! Autumn provides numerous chances to tap into your creative side. Get outdoors. Enjoy the changing leaves. Let your inner photographer surface with these photo prompts for fall.

50 Fall Photo Prompts

  1. Selfie in a Fall Scene
  2. Apples
  3. Picnic
  4. Harvest
  5. Hayride
  6. Farmer’s Market
  7. Back to School
  8. Fall Attire
  9. Pumpkin Patch
  10. Pumpkins
  11. Trees/Woods
  12. Leaves
  13. Colors
  14. Sunset
  15. Cider Mill
  16. Orchard
  17. Cider
  18. Football
  19. Tailgate
  20. Nature
  21. Bonfire & S’mores
  22. Sunflowers
  23. Corn Stalks
  24. Homecoming
  25. Parade
  26. Marching Band
  27. Celebration
  28. Family
  29. Rain
  30. Scarecrow
  31. Warmth
  32. Traditions
  33. Corn Maze
  34. Candy Corn & Other Fall Treats
  35. Caramel Apples
  36. Pies
  37. Trails
  38. Candles
  39. Landscape
  40. Friends
  41. Pumpkin Spice
  42. Gourds
  43. Far Away
  44. Black and White
  45. Cool Breeze
  46. Up-Close
  47. Oktoberfest
  48. Fall Décor
  49. Water
  50. Photographer’s Choice

Photo Prompts for August

Can you believe August is here already? Before the summer weather comes to end, get outdoors. Go for walks, go hiking, or go for a long drive. Whatever you do, don’t forget your camera. Are you looking for photo inspiration for August? Check out the list for August photo prompts.

  1. Selfie
  2. Natural Light
  3. Nature
  4. Something Colorful
  5. Current View
  6. Scenic View
  7. Bokeh
  8. Flowers
  9. Shadows
  10. Food
  11. Beverage
  12. Bubbles
  13. Local Landmark
  14. Trails
  15. Favorite Café
  16. Garden
  17. Shoes
  18. Low Angle
  19. Silence
  20. Black and White
  21. Your Favorite Color
  22. Childhood Memory
  23. Texture
  24. Patterns
  25. Artificial Light
  26. Animals
  27. Exploration
  28. Night
  29. From a Distance
  30. Reflection
  31. Photographer’s Choice

Photo Prompts for the 4th of July

Happy Independence Day! The 4th of July is a wonderful day to take memorable photos. Celebrations, community events, family gatherings, and fireworks add to the magnificent holiday. Are you looking for photo inspiration for the 4th of July? Check out the following photo prompts for an unforgettable day.

  1. Red, White, and Blue
  2. Celebrations
  3. Holding sparklers.
  4. United States Flag blowing in the breeze.
  5. Holding the U.S. Flag.
  6. Patriotic
  7. Family
  8. Friends
  9. Community
  10. Hometown
  11. Music
  12. God Bless America
  13. Food
  14. Beverages
  15. Forefathers
  16. History
  17. Picnic
  18. BBQ
  19. Bonfire (S’mores)
  20. Fireworks

Remember when taking photos, be safe! Have a great 4th of July.

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