Photography Tip: Get in the Glow
by Rebecca Cooper | 3 years ago
Halloween can be a 'tricky' time of year for taking photos. Try this photography tip from Rebecca Cooper, author of Don't Say Cheese: Capture real smiles with 247 tips for photographing kids.
For the best spooky jack-o-lantern glow, it’s best to:
- Turn out the lights and turn off your flash.
- Use your camera's self timer or a remote and set your camera on a stable surface or a tripod to avoid blur.
- Photograph your pumpkin on a glossy surface for added spookiness.
- Opt for an artificial light source inside the pumpkin (battery-operated candles or flashlight) for more even lighting.
- Use more than one “light source” (e.g., multiple glowing pumpkins).
- Tell your kids to look at the jack-o-lanterns and play "freeze.” There can be no blinking, no itching noses, no giggling. Kids love the challenge, and you’ll love the resulting photos!
Happy Halloween from us to you!