Despite winter’s freezing temperatures, we cannot deny how magical the season looks, and how it makes us look forward to the holidays. Among all four seasons, however, winter is the least colorful.
It can, therefore, be challenging to make photos interesting when they are mostly of snow. They can be monotonously white. If you are a photographer, you already are aware that it requires skill to get nuanced tones in your photographs.
We are here to help: your winter photos do not have to be dull. ❄📸
Check out this list of handy winter presets that you can try for free. Download as many of them as you want and experiment on various winter scenes, from portraits to landscapes, whether indoor or outdoor.
All these are available for both Lightroom mobile and desktop!
Best for: Outdoor, Natural Light, Snowy Landscapes
Style: Violet-Magenta Shades
Winter Light gives your winter photos a magical feel. It accentuates the season’s understated hues with adjustments in contrast, saturation, and tones. Your photos will have artistic shades of violet-magenta. Even snow will look more defined with this preset.
Best for: Action and Winter Sports Photography, Outdoor, Snowy Landscape
Style: Crisp blue hues, Vibrant
Winter Sports is perfect for action and winter sports photography as it adds a gritty, sharp look to images. This preset helps in neutralizing light and adding clean, cool colors to photos. It works best in a cold, chilly and snow-filled setting.
Best for: Outdoor, Winter Landscapes
Style: Muted, Light, Soft
Snow Season helps your photos reveal the cold yet magical feel of wintertime. Its gentle cool tints emphasizes frigid temperatures, while its fine adjustments in tone infuse photos with a festive atmosphere. It makes snow appear bright and even inviting.
Best for: Outdoor Winter Portraits, Landscapes, Indoor
Style: Bright Whites, Brilliant
Princess is designed to bring winter photos to life. Even with the abundance of whites, this preset makes photos interesting by adding subtle warm hues and temperate hues. You will consistently get brighter and cozier pictures that are perfect for the festive holidays.
Best for: Winter Landscapes and Urban Scenes, Outdoor
Style: Deep Gray Tones, Bright Whites, Soft Colors
Gray Winter Day free Lightroom preset draws out the deep gray tones in a winter scene and cools the color temperature to accentuate them. The result you get will be high-contrast, with moderately saturated hues.
Best for: Winter Landscapes, Outdoor, Travel
Style: Soft Aqua Hues, Muted Tones
White Snow free Lightroom preset adds a serene layer of aqua onto winter photos. It also heightens the cold look and feel with its softened tones. All its refined effects give images a dramatic and ethereal atmosphere.
Bonus: Christmas Holiday Presets 🎄
These presets are guaranteed to produce festive photos. If you want to emphasize the holiday spirit, use these warm and cozy presets. They are perfect for indoor celebrations. Try them on photos of your gatherings with family and friends.
Best for: Holiday Photos, Family Portraits, Indoor, Outdoor
Sylte: Warm, Vivid Hues
Christmas gives your holiday phots a warm and festive feel. It produces rich hues that accentuate a cozy, joyful, atmosphere, much like how Christmastime is at home. Try it on your selfies, family portraits, and various candid shots.
Best for: Outdoor, Well-Lit Places, Colorful Scenes
Style: Vivid, Colorful, Moderately Warm
Christmas Mood brings out the festive atmosphere of Christmastime in your holiday photos. It makes the most of the season’s vivid colors and, of course, of the winter season’s snow. The tones it produces also enhance daylight, so well that your outdoor photos will not only look bright but also joyfully radiant.
Best for: Indoor, Outdoor, Holiday Photos, Landscapes, Diffused Lighting
Style: Bright, Warm, Colorful
Want more stunning winter presets?
If you want more winter presets, consider our Premium Winter Preset Pack. It contains 10 professionally designed winter presets that you can preview here. As a bonus, the bundle also contains all the winter presets available at PresetLove.com!