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8 Tips For Getting The Perfect Halloween Shots

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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:

Shutterstock: Monkey Business Images

Shutterstock: Monkey Business Images

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.

Shutterstock: pressmaster

Shutterstock: pressmaster

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.

Shutterstock: Natalia Kirichenko

Shutterstock: Natalia Kirichenko

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.

Shutterstock: Sunny studio

Shutterstock: Sunny studio

 

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.

 

Shutterstock: brocreative

Shutterstock: brocreative

Rally The Troops

Take plenty of pictures with siblings and friends from the neighborhood.

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Shutterstock: iordani

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.

Shutterstock: Hannamariah

Shutterstock: Hannamariah

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?

 

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Shutterstock: everett-collection

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.

 

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