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Halloween Photography

By Ed Chop

Halloween is a great time to photograph. There are plenty of subjects and lighting possibilities. If you just want to document this year’s costume, get out the flash and fire away. But if you want to capture the mood of Halloween, crank up the ISO and shoot available light.

Lighting may consist of black light, candlelight, incandescent or a little of everything. Levels will most likely be low, so use a tripod.

Halloween displays are popular and are fun to shoot. Set up your tripod and meter with your camera. Bracket your exposure, as different exposures will yield different effects. Try to keep the blacks deep without hiding wanted details.

For portraits, try moving the lighting to shine up onto the subject. This will produce an unnatural and spooky look.

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