Halloween Photo Tips

October 27, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Plan on capturing some Halloween photos of your trick or treatin' critters? We've got some tips for you to get your best shot (see what I did there?) on a dark and possibly rainy night. Grey Halloween KittyAm I amused or just bored?

  • Set your ISO on your camera to a higher setting. This will result in a "noisier" photo but it will increase your odds of getting a sharp photo.

  • Get close enough so your subject fills the frame.

  • If your camera has a night mode select it.

  • Start early, to get the last of the daylight. Photographers call this time the golden hour, because the low angle of the light is very forgiving.

  • Capture the preparation, especially if your kiddos created the costume themselves.

  • Bend down or kneel so you’re at the child’s level.

  • Remember this is a time for the kids so don’t go for perfection.

  • Take a lot of shots.

  • Go for actions shots, kids ringing the door bell, holding out their bucket, checking out their loot etc.

  • Using your camera flash doesn’t provide the most flattering lighting, so try to be creative. You can use street lights, porch lights or for a dramatic scene, shine a flashlight on them.

  • Group shots, show the kids interacting with each other.

  • After, use your phone's fun filters to make pictures look even spookier.

  • Have fun! 

 

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