This week was all about capturing winter activities. Whether you had a fresh blanket of snow or you walked along your local beach, this was a great way to see what winter looks like in each of your home towns and cities! Below are  the top 15 photographs of the week {in no particular order} with a little feedback from me to help grow  your photography skills.

15 winter activity photos

1. Denise Ricks: At first when I saw this photograph, I thought your subject was walking on the beach! It wasn’t until I looked a little closer, I realized it was a frozen lake. Nice use of rule of thirds and the horizon is a great leading line to draw the eye to where your subject is going.

capturing winter activities

2. Terri Mapin: Wipeout! I love the action in this photograph and your subject’s expression. It feels as if your subject is going to fly right off the screen towards me!

capturing winter activities

3. Tara Kennedy: I absolutely love the angle and perspective of this photo! It gives the tree your subject is sitting on height. Also, you did a fantastic job capturing the crisp blue sky which can be difficult when shooting snow.

capturing winter activities

 

4. Susan Padilla: I am a sucker for the golden hours and the beautiful lighting! Again, nice use of the rule of thirds and using the shoreline as a leading line. Even though your subject isn’t tack sharp, it’s ok! You captured her motion {and joy!} running down the beach.

capturing winter activities

5. Paulette Collier: Can I just say how jealous I am of everyone that was at the beach this week? I love how you captured your subject’s reflection in the water. The only thing I would have done a little bit differently was leave a little more room at the top so it wasn’t such a tight crop on his head.

capturing winter activities

6. Monica McGuire: This one made me giggle! I love the pop of pink on the white snow.

capturing winter activities

7. Mary Richards:  This photograph really spoke to me! Even though, I don’t know if this is dad and son or mom and daughter, it just really stood out to me!

capturing winter activities

8. Heather Bird: Great job on this one! It’s so hard to photograph so much white, especially white on white. Your white balance is spot on in this one!

capturing winter activities

9. Erin LaPlace:  I can feel just how cold it must have been on that frozen pond! I love the colors in this: from the blue of the ice and snow to the golden sky. Also, this makes a great silhouette!

capturing winter activities

10. Diana Uyder: Great shot! This photo uses the rule of thirds nicely but I might have placed the surfer on the right instead of the left which would have given you more of the spray of the ocean.

capturing winter activities

11. Danielle Hammell: This photograph screams snow day! My own child was doing just this when it snowed a few weekends ago. Great job capturing the falling snow!

capturing winter activities

12. Colleen Richert: Looks like hockey is favorite winter sport among everyone! I love the crispness of this photo.

capturing winter activities

13. Barbara Clerihue: Love! There is so much going on in this photo: from the sun in sky to the shadows of the trees on the snow to the resting snowboarders. This was a great capture!

capturing winter activities

14. Wendy Martelle: Love the perspective of this photograph! Thanks for taking us on a ride through the snow! I also love the twilight lighting to this. It gives the photo a feel of mystery along with coldness.

capturing winter activities

15. Sherri Stollerr: This little gal looks like she had a lot of fun in the snow! Great job catching the snow in her fur. I also love pop of pink against the mainly black and white of the photo.

capturing winter activities

Now that you’ve seen them, tell us which photograph is your favorite!

Missed the tutorial? Check out how to capture winter activities.

***

Feeling inspired? Turn your winter photos into beautiful photo books, canvas prints, New Year’s cards, 2013 calendars and more! Don’t miss out on our latest special offer. Get started now!