How To Take Great Halloween Photos
- Take it outside, or find a brightly lit window and turn off the flash.
- Aim for late afternoon or evening when the sun is low in the sky for the best light.
- For pint-sized portrait subjects, GET DOWN. Avoid shooting kids while you are standing up, looking down on them.
- If you have an aperature-priority mode on your camera, use it and set the F-stop low, like F2.8 or even F4 if you can't get lower. This gives the sharp face with a blurred background that can be so attractive.
- Fill the frame. You might want to capture the whole costume but I promise you will like a shot of just their face or head and shoulders more.
Ok, so here are a few of my favorites from Halloween this year. We always have a neighborhood block party in the early evening before trick-or-treating which makes for awesome shots. Unfortunately I forgot my settings and several shots were not as good as I'd like, but the parents of the kids still loved them.
|My little Waldo|
|Batty Bat costume #1|
|Sad Elephant costume #2|
|Young Captian Jack Sparrow|
|Tween Geisha and Flapper|
|Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker in an Epic Battle|
So there you have it. All photos are copyright Sarah Hubbell, Enlightened Photography. Do not copy or download or post anywhere else without express permission...which I am likely to give if you ASK.