We asked you to send us your best Christmas photos for the Christmas cover 2022 competition, and you obliged in droves. Here is the winner and a selection of the shortlisted entries!

Christmas Cover 2022 competition winner

Cartier for Christmas by Dave Fieldhouse

Fujifilm X-T2, XF10-24mm F4 R OIS, 8 secs f/20, ISO 100

Christmas Cover competition 2022 winnerDave shot his winning image on New Bond Street, London. ‘The shops try to outdo each other during the festive season with fabulous displays,’ he explains, ‘but for several years now I think the Cartier store has taken the crown.

I took this in December 2019 and could not believe my luck to see the AC Cobra in prime position (it’s usually a white van or black cab). The pavements were busy with shoppers, so I used a tripod and a long shutter speed to “ghost” the figures, to look like nobody was around.’

Runner up

Mount Titlis by Mala Vadgama

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 24-70mm f/2.8L, 1/250sec at f/3.5

Christmas cover competition 2022 runner-up

Mala is a female photographer specialising in portrait photography, based in London but as you have probably already guessed, this isn’t London. In fact it’s Mount Titlis, in the Swiss Alps.

We loved this chilly wintry scene, even if it did make us turn the heating up a couple of notches. But ultimately, despite all the leaning Christmas trees, we felt that it was more of a winter landscape than a Christmas photo and decided to go with the more festive option as our overall winner. But a great photo from Mala nonetheless.

The shortlist

Christmas Cover competition 2022

Christine Todd sent us this very nicely
photographed Lego Santa in the snow.

Christmas cover competition 2022

Natalie Hough was one of many readers who
turned to her tree decorations for inspiration.

Christmas Cover competition 2022

Alan Arnold used his Canon 18-135mm lens to create bokeh the fairy lights in this shot.

Christmas cover competition 2022

Nick Cooper’s light-painted Christmas tree is lovely but had a bit too much dead space.

Christmas cover competition 2022

Robert J Burnside submitted a very festive but ultimately too busy image for the cover.

Christmas cover competition 2022

This unlikely scene of Santa and a polar bear was nicely shot by Derek Robertson.

Thank you to everyone who entered!

Further reading:

Top 13 Tips for Christmas food photography

29 Essential Winter Landscape Tips

Top tips for Christmas Day photography

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