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12 Days of Christmas Photo Challenge

December 8, 2012

It’s easy to get in a photo rut, especially at this time of year when the days are short and the light is dim.  However, it’s also one of the most beautiful times of year.  Twinkling lights, excited little ones (not to mention adults too), pretty decorations, fresh baking and many lovely traditions.  With Christmas just around the corner and the possibility of your camera sitting on your shelf (even if you want to get some great Christmas photos), it’s the perfect time for a photo challenge.

Here’s the details:

When: December 11-22

Who can participate: ANYONE.  You can be in the Moms with a Camera photo club, a follower on facebook, professional photographer, hobbyist photographer, etc. It doesn’t matter.

How it Works:  Each day, for 12 days, there will be a new photo challenge.  All of the challenges are listed in this blog post so that you can plan ahead. The photo can be of anything related to the theme, it doesn’t have to be of your child. It could be of an object, other people, abstract, etc.  You do not need to take your photo on the day you should be posting it.  All you need to do is post your photo on your own facebook page. Make sure that you tag the MWAC Facebook page on your post.

Just copy the following text onto your post (just adjust the day number as necessary):

@Moms with a Camera 12 Days of Christmas Photo Challenge: Day 7 Winter Activity

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*To tag a Facebook page just type @ and then momswithacamera.  It will automatically highlight and create a link back to the MWAC page.

*Do not email your photo to mwac challenges or post it on the MWAC facebook wall (we will not be posting any photos that are emailed, etc).  You do not need to watermark your image unless you would like to.

Here are the Photo Themes:

Day 1, Dec 11: Santa

Day 2, Dec 12: Advent

Day 3, Dec 13: Lights

Day 4, Dec 14: Christmas Tree

Day 5, Dec 15: Gingerbread

Day 6, Dec 16: Christmas Colours (Red and Green)

Day 7, Dec 17: Winter Activity (can be indoors or outdoors)

Day 8, Dec 18: Giving

Day 9, Dec 19: Joy

Day 10, Dec 20: Peace

Day 11, Dec 21: Anticipation

Day 12, Dec 22: True Meaning

At the end of the challenge we will try to write up a blog post with some of our favourite shots.  There is no prize, just the joy of learning and possibly seeing one (or more) of your images posted.  Please have a look on the MWAC page regularly to see what others are posting and leave a little comment love for others. It’s amazing how a little facebook comment can encourage someone and make their day!

Be creative and have fun.  If you just want to post an Instagram photo, that’s fine too.  You will notice that the themes start off fairly general and get more abstract as time goes on. You may want to consider doing a little brainstorming to plan for the shot that you would like to get.

You DO NOT need to post a photo every day. This is supposed to be fun, not stressful.  If you miss a day for whatever reason, that’s fine, don’t stress.  The challenge ends on the 22nd so that none of us need to be thinking of posting a photo right on Christmas (unless you want to).  Some days you may love your photo and others may just be a snapshot. That’s ok, life is busy.  This is what you make it, we hope you have fun and get creative!

Plan to participate?  Leave a comment to let us know that you’re on board. We look forward to seeing all your lovely Christmas photos!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 14, 2013 2:34 am

    I actually blog also and I’m authoring a little
    something comparable to this particular post, “12 Days of Christmas Photo Challenge momswithacamera”.
    Do you really care if perhaps I personallyimplement several of your own concepts?
    Thank you -Maurice

    • September 20, 2013 10:16 pm

      Of course you are more than welcome to implement some of the concepts! There are many 12 Days of Christmas lists out there 🙂

  2. July 18, 2013 5:08 pm

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