Halloween Photography Tips

25 October 2012

From pumpkin picking on a farm to dressing up in creative costumes for trick-or-treating, Halloween offers photo opportunities unlike any other holiday. These fun moments can be transformed into memories that last forever when documented with great photography. To help you take your best pictures this year, we put together some great Halloween photo tips!

·         Make a list of photos you want to shoot.

The excitement of the holiday and a candy-fueled sugar rush does not make it easy for children to sit still for an extended period of time. If you already have your photos planned out ahead of time, you have a better chance of taking the photos you want! However, it is important to remember that Halloween is about having FUN! Don’t waste too much time trying to get the ‘perfect’ shot.

·         Don’t try to take a perfectly posed picture if it just isn’t working.

If your photos don’t come out exactly how you wanted, don’t stress! You will have pictures that truly capture your child’s personality.

·         Get into character!

Take fun shots of the kids acting out their Halloween costumes.

·         Don’t be afraid to zoom in.

One of the biggest photography mistakes people make is not closing in on the subject enough. Zoom in on small details and fill the frame so boring backgrounds are omitted from the picture.

·         Shoot your outdoor photos at twilight

Your photos will have a darker, ‘spooky’ look and feel, but you will not need to use a flash.

And the most important tip of all…

·         Capture the joy & excitement of the holiday!


Must-Have Halloween Photo Ideas:

·         Trick-or-treating action shots

·         Pumpkin Picking, Pumpkin Carving and the glowing Jack O’ Lantern!

·         Halloween Decorations

·         A picture of all of the candy you collected


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