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6 Photo Effects We Love For Winter

By Melanie Doncas | Photo Editor Tutorials

As the days get shorter and the air fills with a frosty bite, it can be tempting to retreat indoors and take less photos. But what if we told you that winter is actually one of the most photogenic times of the year? From sprinkles of snow and an extended golden hour, to softly diffused lighting from overcast skies – now is the time to make the most of these conditions!  

Person, Human, Photography, Photo

If you’re looking to take your winter photography to even better heights, you’re in luck. BeFunky has a great collection of Photo Effects that are perfect for photography in the Winter season – regardless of the weather. Keep reading to find out more!

The Perfect Photo Effects for Winter

Whether you’re looking to add warmth, frost, or even snow to your wintry photo, you’ll find all of this and more in the Photo Editor. Here are just some ideas to get your inspiration flowing!

Warmer Tones

Photos captured in winter tend to have a cool color palette of blue, grey, indigo, and violet. To add some balance back into your image, including some much-needed warmth, try one of the Warmer Tones Effects. In this photo, we’ve applied Warmer Tones 1 to transform the image from ice cold to postcard perfect!

Coat, Clothing, Apparel, Person, Human, Nature
Coat, Clothing, Apparel, Person, Human, Shoe



Black & White Tones

If the dreary weather and grey skies have got your image looking less than perfect, try adding stark contrast with a Black and White Tones effect. In just a click, these effects instantly turn your photo into a black and white work of art, draining it of color and putting the focus on its highlights and shadows instead. In this example, we’ve used Black and White Tones 1 and adjusted the slider to around 70% opacity. This keeps just a bit of color present, helping to create an arty look.

Nature, Outdoors, Weather, Clothing, Apparel, Water
Nature, Outdoors, Water, Scenery, Clothing, Apparel



Analog Tones

If you love those wintry and retro vibe photos from decades past, then you’ll be pleased to hear you can create the same look with your current-day images. With the Photo Editor’s Analog Tones effects, you can embrace the same tones that antique lenses once produced – no matter what camera you used to capture your image! Here, we’ve used Analog Tones 3 to give the photo a brighter, more saturated look.

Person, Human, Clothing, Apparel, Boat, Vehicle
Canoe, Boat, Rowboat, Vehicle, Transportation, Person



Winter 1

Perhaps you’re looking to capture a Disney inspired, wintry scene, but the weather where you live just won’t allow it. Add a touch of frost or a full-blown blizzard with the Winter 1 photo effect. As you can see in this example, the photo effect has instantly transformed an everyday winter landscape into something from another world.

Outdoors, Ice, Nature, Person, Human, Footprint
Outdoors, Ice, Nature, Mountain, Snow



Winter 2

If you weren’t blessed with a white Christmas (or any other day of the year), don’t fret. BeFunky’s Winter 2 photo effect is a one-click solution for adding falling snow to any image. Take this portrait, for example, which is vastly different from its original, snow-less image. This falling snow effect is so realistic looking, no one will ever know you added it in!

Clothing, Apparel, Person, Human, Beanie, Cap
Clothing, Apparel, Person, Human, Beanie, Cap



Lens Flares

Perhaps your wintry scene is just a little too…wintry? If you’re craving some sunshine in your image to add intrigue and interest, simply apply one of the Lens Flares effects. There are several impressive effects within this category on offer, each adding a realistic (and fully customizable) burst of sunshine to any photo. In this example, we’ve positioned the lens flare so that it appears to have risen from behind the mountain, just like a setting sun.

Person, Human, Outdoors, Nature, Mountain, Standing
Mountain, Nature, Outdoors, Person, Human, Mountain Range



Don’t let a lack of sunshine or warmth stop you from capturing wonderful memories this winter. Thanks to BeFunky’s wide range of Photo Effects, you can turn your images into wintry works of art – all in just a few clicks!

Photo Editing, Simplified.

Photo Editing. Simplified