Learn how to take creepily cool Halloween photos with our four frightening top tips.
🎃 Uncluttered shots!
Get in close and focus on one aspect of a costume-in this case, the makeup. Whether photographing costumes, decorations, parties, pick the most important facet and zero in on it by moving in close. By doing this, you’ll avoid a common photography error: cluttered pictures with no discernible subject or not enough detail.
🎃 Add extra light inside pumpkins
To take pumpkin pictures that really shine, you need to let the light through-and add extra lighting for real impact. Try these tips:
- Cut extra-large openings for eyes and big, jagged smiles.
- Use two or three candles inside the pumpkin. Or, place a torch in the pumpkin.
🎃 Take photos at twilight
Twilight is an ideal time to take pictures because the remaining light in the sky is very dramatic. During twilight, we suggest using a tripod or a fill flash.
Your camera’s automatic flash will come on at night, but for better results, turn it off and use a torch to illuminate spooky subjects from the side or below. Also, use the Night Portrait setting on your camera, which uses flash and a long exposure. To avoid blurry results, use a tripod.
🎃 Action shots
If you’re welcoming children to your door, work with someone else: Have one person open the door and greet the kids while the other snaps away. When taking your kids trick-or-treating, position yourself so that you can photograph them as they receive treats.
Throwing a party? Use our ghoulishly gruesome Halloween cards to create unique & personalised invitations. You could even decorate your house with creepy collage cushions, serve your party potions on personalised photo coasters and create a spooky fridge photo gallery using acrylic magnets.
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