8 Tips For Getting The Perfect Halloween Shots
This time of year is a favorite for most kids: Costumes, candy, fun with friends… But for parents, Halloween night can be a tough time to capture great pictures. It’s hectic getting costumes, makeup, wigs, hats, dinner, and then the perfect pose.
We pulled together some great tips on how to capture beautiful photos on Halloween. Photographer, Christy Odom, contributed with some of her own secrets on getting good light, creating the mood, and setting the scene just right. We love her insights and think that you will too.
Here are Daily Crackle’s tips on getting great photographs of your little trick-or-treaters on Halloween:
Get Some pictures before the sun goes down
Since the majority of the fun will happen after sunset, make sure to snap some photographs while you still have some natural light. You’ll need to plan ahead to make this happen but it will be worth it. But it’s better than getting out on the road for trick-or-treating and realizing that you never got those great shots ahead of time.
Strike a Pose
While natural moments are great (and definitely the trend right now in photography), Halloween is a great time to have your kiddo act out their character for pictures.
Set the Stage
Props are the perfect addition to a Halloween photoshoot. You don’t need a lot. Christy recommends just taking a look at your background and moving a few things around to make the shot nice and clean. Adding props are not always necessary, but for Halloween they can be really fun.
Feature Part of the Costume
Take a few shots of your favorite costume details. This could be your kiddo’s hat, her shoes, glitter, or her hand as she totes her treat bag.
Rally The Troops
Take plenty of pictures with siblings and friends from the neighborhood.
Capture them getting Ready for the big night
Those real-life moments will be treasures before you know it. Take pictures as they’re putting on the final pieces for the costume, applying makeup, or being silly with friends. And like Christy said, a little clean up to the background will go a long way.
Take a warm up shot
Leaving enough time for a “warm up shot” is nice, but then again, aren’t images like this the best?
Try black and white
Black and white can be such a fun effect for halloween pictures. Check the setting on your camera or use a good filter later.