Quick Tips for Halloween Photos

March 19, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

With Halloween just around the corner, I thought it some quick tips for your Halloween photos may be helpful.

Halloween photo ops abound; from jack-o-lanterns to children (and even adults) in costume and more. It's a time rich in color, emotion and lots of interesting subjects.

Here are a few quick tips for great Halloween photos.

Identify Your Subject(s)
Before you click the shutter ask yourself "what's the focal point (or subject) of this shot?"  All good images must have a focal point, that special something that holds the viewer's attention.  Be sure you've identified it.

Rule of Thirds

Enhance your composition with good placement of your subjects in the shot.  Here's the basic principle behind the Rule of Thirds.   Imagine segmenting your image into thirds (both horizontally and vertically) so that you have a Tic-Tac-Toe grid. At the intersection of the grid lines you find four important parts of the image.  Try to place your subject at one of more of these points as you frame your image.

Fill Your Frame

Halloween is a dramatic time.  Add to interest to your shots by getting in nice and close.  This technique is especially effective when taking pictures of people because facial features tend to fade when you back away.  Whether its people or objects – getting in nice and tight will usually add punch to your shots.

Give Subjects Space to Look into
When photographing people, use the space around their faces effectively by giving more room on the side of their face that they are looking into.  If the person you are photographing is looking in one direction, place them on the opposite side of the frame.

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I hope you enjoy these tips. Until next time, keep shooting!


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