Halloween Photo Tips

Halloween is a fun time to capture your goblins in their costumes, trick-or-treaters, glowing jack o’lateens and scary displays.With a little attention to detail your photos can capture the spine-chilling spirit of Halloween along with many memories!

Here are 5 tips and suggestions to help you capture this holiday!

1. PLAN AHEAD 
If you know your day is going to be hectic, take some time and capture the pictures of your goblins prior to trick-or-treating. This will help you plan for your day and make sure you have all the necessities to make your costume come alive!

2. GET LOW

If you are photographing small children, remember to kneel down and be at their level. Being at their level will tell such a better story.

3. ATTENTION TO DETAILS
It is always a good idea to take pictures from many different perspectives and capture individual details.  Sometimes the best part of the costume isn’t necessarily the front! Capture all the tiny adorable details. The details of the face paint, hair style, cute shoes and socks jewelry. Remember to take photos of your kids going door to door! When you are all done trick-or-treating remember to capture those photos of all the candy in their bag!

4. PHOTOGRAPH YOUR JACK-O-LATERNS

When taking photos of your carved creations make sure it is well lite. Light your pumpkin with at least 2-4 candles inside. The more candles you use, the more the pumpkin will glow and stand out. Turn your camera flash off so that you can capture that spooky glow! Choose either the Manual or TV setting on your camera to slow down the shutter speed. To start try a shutter speed of 0.8-2.5 seconds.

5. HAVE FUN

Most importantly have fun! Enjoy the evening and capture all the memories!

 

Kellyn Wilson Photography

www.kellynwilsonphotography.com