5 Tips for Capturing Better ~ Not Creepier ~ Halloween Photos
Don’t let the idea of photographing your little monsters scare you into hiding! Use these 5 Tips for to help you Capture Better ~ Not Creepier ~ Halloween Photos!
With just a few easy tips you can capture fun Halloween Memories that would make Glenda the Good Witch Proud!
Shoot Before it’s Spooky!
Get those Photos BEFORE Dark! We always head to a neighborhood gathering for snacks before Trick or Treating. Grab those photos before the sun sets so that all the details get captured. The golden light in the last hour of the day is the most perfect natural light for portraits – take advantage of it!
If you get out even earlier in the afternoon, remember, you don’t want to be in direct sunlight because it will make harsh shadows. Instead, pick open shade that has even lighting, like under your front porch or a large tree.
Details. Details. Details
Cute, Scary, Weird, Gross? Capture them ALL! Get close and grab some photos of those special details. A crown, awesome makeup, a special gun? Capture it!
Those little items are super special to your little one ~ and they will treasure having the keepsake for years to come.
No Aliens Beams ~ Skip the Flash! (mostly)
There may be times you will want to use the flash as a filler, like when your subject is a little backlit and you want to eliminate shadows and keep those faces cute, not ghoulish.
But please! Skip the flash if it’s your only light source – you will be so much happier with natural or ambient light!
And here is another version captured with my iPhone and edited with PicTapGo on my phone!
Get on your Little Monster’s Level
Or bring them to yours! Squat down so that you are eye level or just above – and get close. Those close-up shots can be some of the best.
Capture the glow of their eyes peeking through their mask. If you have a newer iPhone with Portrait Mode – turn it on and get close and capture a photo of your little one’s face so you can remember the magic in their eyes on this spooky fun night.
Tradition Doesn’t have to Mean Dreary
Pick a spot to take Halloween photos every year ~ like a porch, front door, or mailbox! It’s a great way to track growth and interests.
I love using my front steps ~ no worries about indoor clutter, its decorated for the season, brings them closer to my level, and the natural light is perfect! So many Wins!
Grab the Whole Gang
Ask a friend or neighbor to get one of the whole family, even if you didn’t dress up! Or use the timer on your phone and capture one yourself – Don’t be the invisible ghost in your family!!
I can’t wait to see what you come up with!! And remember ~ they may not always be perfect photos ~ but the memories absolutely will be!!
7 on 7
And since its the 7th – you know what that means! Time to take minute and browse through some awesome images from my photographer friends around the globe. I love our Blog Circle every month ~ so many fun stories and photos to enjoy every single time!
I love how I can count on this group for some Travel Photos – it seems that every month at least one friend has a major adventure to share! And this month it is my friend Kristina with her European adventures in Prague, Venice and Slovenia!
Do you have any more tips for Capturing Better Halloween Photos?
I would love to hear them!! Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!!
So much Halloween fun here! Great tips Renee.
Thanks Kris – with three boys, the Halloween fun gets going early around here!!
Great tips Renee! I wish my kids still dressed up!
It IS fun Kristina!! Sweet little Jacob is already stressed about what he will wear – he wants something scary but worries people won’t give him candy if they are scared of his four year old little self! HA!
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