Five Tips for Taking Great Halloween Pictures

Five Tips for Taking Great Halloween Pictures

Tammy Everts
Oct 5, 2009

It's October! Which means we can finally start talking openly about Halloween (one of our favorite holidays) without people looking at us like we're crazy. Having taken our share of blah Halloween photos, we were happy to find a list of expert tips for taking great shots...

It turns out our biggest problem has been the fact that we tend to use a flash (because, dur, it's night-time). According to photographer Linda Russell, who compiled this list of tips for the Orlando Sentinel, you should "Turn off your flash and use a tripod or even the back of a chair to stabilize your camera and use a slow shutter speed to photograph your child by jack-o-lantern or candle light." (She doesn't mention how to get your adrenaline-and-sugar-fuelled subject to sit still while the shutter closes, so you're on your own there.)

Other tips include going for the classic flashlight-under-the-chin shot and remembering to take a photo of the Halloween candy haul. Read the full article here.

Photo: Flickr user kevindooley via Creative Commons

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