Here are the remaining few Halloween photo tips from the experts:
- Add interest to small items in Halloween photos. Use a narrow focus to bring attention to something in the foreground or background. The greater the distance between the pieces, the greater the blur. You can shorten the depth of field by using a zoom lens, adjusting your aperture, or getting closer to the subject.
- Get a shot of the Halloween candy. Pictures of candy or treats make great supporting photos for holiday scrapbook pages.
- Take photos of the entire pumpkin-carving process -- not simply the result. You'll get great expressions while your subject pulls the seeds from the pumpkin.
- Take a couple photos of a jack-o'-lantern in early evening. The sun isn't as bright, but it's light enough to capture the essence of the pumpkin along with autumn scenery in the background. You can still make the jack-o'-lantern glow by sticking multiple candles inside.
- Take photos of an entire Halloween party setting. Even if you don't use them on a scrapbook page, you'll have a reference of details for journaling.
- Don't expect kids to sit still -- and embrace their restlessness! You might want the perfectly posed photograph now, but you'll look back later and cherish the photos that capture a child's personality.
- Using a digital camera? Take as many photos as you want! Try shooting in different light or at different angles. Delete what you don't like.
- Rotate or alter photos to suit your subject's character. For spiders, Spider-Man, or mountain climbers, have your subject create a climbing pose on the ground. Rotate the photo 90 degrees to imitate scaling a wall, or 180 degrees to create the illusion of hanging.
- Make sure you get a photo of all your Halloween party guests. As guests enter, hand them a large photo frame. Have them position it to their liking, then snap away. You'll end up with personalized photos that put a spin on the term "portrait."
- To take the perfect jack-o'-lantern picture, use a long exposure. Set your camera to Auto, focus on an area of the pumpkin not brightly lit, and use the spot metering system on your camera (if available) to gauge the exposure time. Slow shutter speeds increase the chance of camera shake, so use a tripod of brace the camera against a stationary object.
(Source: Scrapbooks, etc.)
Have a fun Halloween and I hope these tips I shared with make for many fun and creative Halloween scrapbook page memories for years to come!