Halloween has undergone a drastic change in the last few years, and there's no denying it. Of course, we have traditions that we would like to preserve, but let's face it, Halloween is a really fun time, so why not take the opportunity to immortalize the moments with Spooky Art Prints? Undoubtedly, it is a little challenging to render the spirit of this celebration if you do not have a precise idea of what you want to obtain upfront, and what will be the strictures to use on your camera or what equipment will be your props for this special and arduous photography event.
So whether you've tried taking great Halloween photos on other occasions or it's your first time and you don't know how to immortalize the holiday, here are a few tips to get you started.
Light paint your photos
Personally, it's one of the techniques that fascinates me the most. Painting in the air remains a great alternative and it is, even more, the case for your Halloween photos. With light painting, you can create scenes of terror just by applying a halo of light or creating an entire scene full of scary images.
Emphasize on lighting in your Halloween photos
One of the secrets to taking great Halloween photos is to create mystery or instill fear in the viewer and lighting is the key to achieving this. If you can master it well, there will be no limits to transforming everything you have in mind into spook art prints.
My advice is to use the light wisely, be it from your lantern or flashlight, from above, or from low angles to give a sinister look to the image. If you do not want to burden yourself with lighting accessories, you can use a flashlight, a candle, or the like to generate this effect, which marks the shadows and brings out the features of a silhouette.
Apply the Bokeh effect on your Halloween photos
When you think of the bokeh effect, what certainly comes to your mind is lots of Christmas images or pretty portraits. Even so, it is an effect that can make your Halloween photos stand out. The bokeh relies on blurs. This type of blur will allow you to focus the subject on the precise point in the image, whether it is a person or an object.
To obtain a nice background blur, it will be necessary to have a lens with an aperture of less than f / 3.0 and, and if possible, with 9 diaphragm blades. This way, the bokeh effect will be more rounded and professional. You can also Use light modifiers and color gels to achieve the effect. These are economical and very versatile accessories that will not only work for your Halloween photos but also allow you to improve the lighting of your shots.
Produce the strobe effect
This is an unfamiliar effect that some cobra flashes allow often with really spectacular results, so it could be a really useful technique for your Halloween photos. Strobe photography is based on integrating a complete sequence of moving elements into a single image.
To obtain this photo, the camera should be configured with an exposure time of 2 seconds (at f / 4 ISO 100), to properly separate the figures, it will also be necessary to lower the speed in Hz, as well as the number of flashes.
Play with silhouettes
Without a doubt, this is a fantastic way to get spooky art prints. You can use a canvas or a sheet for the background and you will not be disappointed with the results. If you choose this technique, it is very important to focus on the subject or object, so that the viewer's attention is focused on it, without distractions
Work in black and white
Black and white is one of the techniques that convey the most dramatic and aesthetic look because it can bring out more of the essence of Halloween since it allots with the contrast brought by the color. So, why not use it in your Halloween photos? It is a fascinating way to convey fear, terror, or mystery. And that's all we look for on Halloween, right?
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