For many of us, winter can seem like a pretty miserable time for photography.
Sure, there's the potential for some stunning landscapes with the sun low in the sky, but with limited daylight and work getting in the way for most people, that's not always practical or possible.
With Christmas though you've got all this time off from work and you just want to get out there and take pictures. However, with family visits and other commitments, it's not always possible to disappear off to your favourite location with your camera kit.
Photography though is like an itch for most of us, especially if you've got a new camera or accessory you want to try, so what do you do?
Well, we've got 6 great Christmas photography ideas for you to try over the holidays that you can do either at home or nearby.
You don't have to do them all and you don't have to do them in any particular order, but they're all pretty straightforward and they might give you some inspiration to go off at a tangent with your own projects.