Have you ever thought about taking Halloween images? What? You didn't because you thought it is too easy to click some spooky images? No, Halloween pictures are not about the Jack-o’-lantern and zombies only. You can create terrifying photos out of the most commonly used Halloween props if you know the right trick to channel your creativity. In this article, you will know the top 4 tricks to click interesting Halloween pictures that will portray your creativity and photography skills.
Top 3 Tips To Click The Scariest Halloween Photo
Plan In Advance
As you have now understood that Halloween pictures don't refer to simply clicking the eerie stuff spontaneously, you will realize the importance of planning. You should visualize every single aspect of the photos you are going to click before. Think about the message or story that you want to convey through your image. But that does not mean you need to be too rigid. Plan thoroughly, but always leave room for flexibility. Brainstorm, research from others' works, and take inspiration. If you stumble to think of any blood-curdling theme, simply search for some typical scary themes like an abandoned house or a haunted garden. The more cliched the theme is, the better, as it will make the audience relate to it promptly. Once you decide, remain faithful to your theme. Most photographers want to click fun-themed spooky photos when it comes to Halloween. So, to make your photo stand out from the crowd, plan something that gives the audience goosebumps for real.
Choose The Props Carefully
Once you plan the shoot, the next step is to choose each and every prop carefully. A single mistake in this step, and you will spoil the mood of your photo. Getting Halloween props is easy- you will find plenty in any local store- from potion bottles to artificial spider webs. But keep in mind not to overdo anything, as it will spoil the mood. Keep only those that go well with your plan. Take help from DIY tutorials online to give the common objects an uncommon touch before shooting, and make them look even scarier. You might conceive an idea that incorporates some unique creatures or objects that are not found in stores. In that case, you can even create your own props. This will let you express your creative ideas fully.
Silhouettes are very effective in Halloween photography. If you are a beginner in silhouette photography, do not go for a complex shape. Choose a simplistic one. You can cut out your own desired shape from paper for making silhouettes, or use a 3D model for that. Whatever shape you choose, make sure it is frightening. Some popular items for creating a silhouette are bats, pumpkins, bones, etc. You can make the best of this technique only when you become clear about exactly why you want to use a silhouette instead of the model. If you decide to cut paper for silhouettes, use pastel paper of 160-180 gsm size.
Written By Sanga Basu, Content Writer, WPC.