Create spooky Halloween images
Halloween is already here, and what could possibly be scarier than not having any plans for such a special day?
It’s never too late to dress up in a spooky costume and trick or treating down your street, but if you’re up for a genuinely spine-chilling Halloween day, grab your camera and follow these tips to create boo-tiful photographs!
Choose locations that send shivers down your lens
You don’t really need to go that far to find blood-curling locations around you. Abandoned buildings or railways, creepy woods, and even cemeteries can provide haunting backdrops for your photos. Venturing to those places on your own on Halloween will already give you the goosebumps. Make your photos even more nightmarish by taking them at dusk or during the blue hour (right after the sun has set when the sky picks up its characteristic cool blue color before it gets too dark).
Hunt for creepy lights and wicked contrasts.
Shadow can help you cast a ghostly photo spell, so if you’re taking your pictures in interiors, look out for the corners where harsh lights create strong contrasts between light and shadow. You can also use high ISO values to give your images an unsettling grainy effect. Try covering your model’s face or other body parts in the shadows!
Tilt your frame to release the spirits within
As viewers, some of us are used to watch images with straightened horizons that convey a sense of stability and calmness. Slightly tilting your photos will unease the viewer and give the picture that unsettling feeling you’re looking for. Just remember, “slightly” is the keyword here, only enough for the viewer to realize there’s something odd in your photo but not quite figure out what it is at first sight.
Add a ghostly touch of blur to your shots
Do you know what OVNIS, ghosts, or urban legends photographed sightings have in common? All of those “supernatural” pictures we have seen over and over on the Internet or in the media always keep the subject out of focus, as if they had been shot by a pair of trembling, terrified hands. You can also imitate the same effect by blurring your models or using slow shutter speeds that add motion blur to the image.
Summon supernatural scenes with AI magic!
If you’d rather stay home, keep your “Nightmare in Elm Street” DVD back in its case – you can experiment with AI to create terrifying scenes. All you have to do is to cast a wicked and mischievous prompt. AI’s endless possibilities will surely outdo your worst nightmares, summoning horrifying images you could never conjure with your camera.
Having a boring Halloween is simply not allowed – grab your camera and have a fang-tastic time!