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.

Photo by Chevanon Photography on Pexels.com
  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
Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com

25 Days of Christmas: Photo Prompts

Are you trying to get into the holiday spirit? If you are looking for extra inspiration for the Christmas season, check out the following photo prompts.

25 Photo Prompts for the Christmas Season

  1. Selfie in front of Christmas décor
  2. Christmas Tree
  3. Ornaments
  4. Ribbons and Bows
  5. Mistletoe
  6. Christmas Gifts
  7. Candy Canes & Other Christmas Sweets
  8. Christmas Lights
  9. Christmas Cheer
  10. Tradition
  11. Baking
  12. Stockings
  13. Family
  14. Bells
  15. Peace
  16. Red and Green
  17. Wrapping Paper
  18. Nostalgic
  19. Shining Bright
  20. Nativity
  21. Beverages
  22. Peace on Earth
  23. Joy to the World
  24. Santa
  25. Merry Christmas!

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.

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com

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.

Photo by eberhard grossgasteiger on Pexels.com
  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.

Photo by olia danilevich on Pexels.com

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.

Photo by Alesia Kozik on Pexels.com

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.
Photo by Thirdman on Pexels.com

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.
Photo by Yaroslav Shuraev on Pexels.com

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.

31 Photo Prompts for December

Wintry weather, holiday cheer, and Christmas decorations make the month of December the perfect time to remember in pictures. Spending a little time each day photographing an object makes the memories of the holiday season last for years to come.

December Photo Prompts

  1. Selfie (always start the month with a new selfie)
  2. Red and green
  3. Childhood
  4. Up close
  5. Weather
  6. Up high
  7. Enjoyment
  8. Down low
  9. Love
  10. Snowflakes
  11. Animal
  12. Gifts
  13. Candy canes
  14. Landscape or cityscape
  15. Community
  16. Christmas trees
  17. Gingerbread
  18. Friends
  19. Family
  20. Christmas baking
  21. Religious/Nativity
  22. Christmas lights
  23. Santa
  24. Christmas Eve photo
  25. Merry Christmas! A favorite view of the day
  26. Afterward/cleanup
  27. Leftovers
  28. Far away
  29. Sunset/sunrise
  30. Favorite Beverage
  31. New Year’s Eve photo

50 Summer Photo Ideas Checklist

School’s out, summer is in full swing, time to make some lasting memories. Go outdoors, enjoy the summer sun, explore, and discover the world around you. As you are heading out, grab your camera or use your phone to capture life’s simplest pleasures.

Take a moment to snap a picture of your family or friends. Set up poses and have fun. Silly photos make great scrapbook additions.

50 Photo Ideas for Memorable Summer 

Do you need some inspiration on when to take a photo? Consider the following checklist.

  1. Having a picnic
  2. Eating a Sno Cone
  3. On a nature trail
  4. Holding sparklers (safely)
  5. At a petting zoon
  6. In front of the library
  7. Laying in a hammock
  8. Standing in the water at the lake
  9. Eating ice cream
  10. In front of a flower garden
  11. Wearing silly sunglasses (check out your local dollar store)
  12. On a boat
  13. In a strawberry patch
  14. Building a sandcastle
  15. Playing in the sprinkler
  16. At a parade
  17. At a farmer’s market
  18. Laying in the sand
  19. Wearing red, white, and blue for the 4th of July (Do not hesitate to go overboard)
  20. In front of a historical landmark
  21. On swing sets
  22. At a splash park (pose under the falling water)
  23. Eating watermelon
  24. Sitting around a bonfire
  25. Eating S’mores
  26. On a slide at the park
  27. In a tent
  28. Posing on a park bench
  29. Wearing beach attire
  30. Holding hands at sunset
  31. Drinking summer slushies
  32. At an art museum
  33. On family movie night
  34. Relaxing under a big shade tree
  35. Listening to music at a local concert in the park
  36. Swimming a pool (use beach balls, floaties, or other pool-related items as props)
  37. Making/showing off summer bracelets
  38. Standing on rocks
  39. At an amusement park
  40. Floating on inner tubes
  41. Inside a blanket fort on a rainy day
  42. At a BBQ
  43. Painting and hiding rocks around town
  44. Lounging in lawn chairs
  45. Laying on matching or themed beach towels
  46. Drinking lemonade
  47. Playing beach volleyball
  48. In the middle of your sidewalk chalk art creation
  49. Putt putt golfing
  50. A group selfie (do this one multiple times throughout the summer months)

Just remember, when you are out having fun, follow all rules for public areas. Safety should always be your first priority.

March Photo Prompt Ideas

March brings St. Patrick’s Day, the first day of spring, and warmer weather for northern regions. Documenting your month in pictures is a fun project to share with friends and family. Do not let your photo inspirations set unseen in your phone or camera card, print them. Make a scrapbook and enjoy your outlook on life for the month of March.

Photo Ideas for March

  1. Selfie (always start the month with a new selfie)
  2. Current view
  3. Closet object
  4. Trees
  5. Community view
  6. Relaxation
  7. Current mood
  8. Messy
  9. Something up close
  10. Light
  11. Happy place
  12. Food
  13. Weather
  14. Creativity
  15. Something green
  16. Shamrocks, rainbows, leprechauns, or a pot of gold
  17. St. Patrick’s Day fun
  18. Friendship
  19. Outside
  20. Spring
  21. Flowers
  22. Yellow
  23. Pet or wild animal
  24. Sunset or sunrise
  25. Something far away
  26. Skyscape or waterscape
  27. Favorite snack
  28. What’s currently out your window?
  29. Friday night fun
  30. Nostalgia or favorite memory
  31. Favorite color

Have fun with March’s photo ideas. Create a personalized hashtag to share with friend and family. Or consider making a group on social media for everyone to share individual photo inspirations for the month.

%d bloggers like this: