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Halloween Photography Tips And Composition Guides

In previous post, I shared some Halloween photography tips, mostly about Exposure modes. This article is all about composition. All photography composition rules are flexible, which means you can break them according to your style in photography and personal taste. In Halloween your composition should emphasize the theme. So these Halloween Photography Tips give you some clear guidelines that you can modify them to your style.

Halloween Photography Tips in Composition

Now that you are getting ready for another fun Halloween night, let’s take a moment explore these simple solutions for taking better pictures.  

Lighting and Composition

Halloween Photography Tips is all about using the light in a different way.
Halloween Photography Tips is all about using the light in a different way.

Get Closer

Like other types of photography, for the best result, get closer to your subjects. Especially if you use a Wide Angle Lens (you can find more information about Lenses in our previous articles Lens Focal Length, Choosing Correct Focal Length, and Deciphering Lens Codes), getting closer to the subject, makes distortion that can be an attractive effect.

Lens Focal Length

lens focal length
You can find your lens focal length in different places of your lens

Change the Height

Avoid shooting at eye level. Try shooting at lower or higher level. Especially if you use a wide angle lens, the higher or lower level creates some deformities (such as big size head or very tall arm or leg), which adds to Halloween theme.

Find a Creative Angle

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Changing the hight and angle of camera can create interesting changes in photos

Using a Flashlight

Every photographer should carry a Flashlight as part of the camera gear, especially on halloween night. Use the flashlight to light up part of your subject. Use different direction for flashlight, specially under the face to add more dramatic effect. Shooting in slow shutter speed allows you to capture the light effect that you create by your flashlight.

Using a Flashlight

Halloween Photography Tips
Use a flashlight and slow shutter or high ISO to create Spooky photos

Take pictures with and without the masks

Part of Halloween tradition is wearing costumes. When you take photos of your kids and friends in their costumes, take photos with and without the mask. It is one of the most ignored, yet important Halloween photography tips. The reason is when someone looks at those photos, it makes it easy for them to know who was in that cute rabbit costume!

Mask On and Off

Halloween Photography Tips
Wearing mask is part of Halloween tradition, and it provides amazing photography opportunity.

Try Monotone image

Part of the Halloween fun is creating vintage looks. Change some of the photos to Black and White or Sepia tone. I really like strong coloured tones in some of the Halloween pictures. You can make this changes in post processing or in some cameras you can apply these effects while taking photos.   

That’s all for now. Stay safe and have wonderful time with your friends and family this Halloween. That is all for now. As always we love to hear from you. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for Free tutorials and tips.

Ted and the Omnilargess Team  

Monochrome or Colour Tone images

Turn your photos to Monochrome (Black and White) or Sepia for more vintage look.
Turn your photos to Monochrome (Black and White) or Sepia for more vintage look.

Colour Tone images

Adding a Colour Tone makes picture more Spooky.
Adding a Colour Tone makes picture more Spooky.

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