Spooky season is here! A great way to get into the Halloween spirit and get creative is with some spooky photoshoots! These activities are great to do with your kids to get them interested in photography and capturing memories. Now, let’s start photographing!
1. Halloween Treats Food Photography
Food photography is a great way to practise photography, eat great food and get into the spirit of Halloween. Whether you’re doing this with your kids, significant other, or by yourself, we suggest capturing the process and then doing your photoshoot.
TIP: for the best natural light pull your kitchen table or any other table up to a large window and place your food towards the window. Here are some great recipes for Halloween deserts 40 Easy Halloween Desserts & 60 Of The Best Halloween Desserts.
2. Spooky Scenery
What’s a better way to celebrate Halloween than heading to a haunted house or looking for a spooky place to capture the holiday. Whether it be a cornfield, an abandoned house, or a creepy graveyard there are many places that you can capture some spooky photos.
3. A Ghostly Photoshoot
An easy but fun photoshoot is the ghost photoshoot! This requires two or more people, a camera, and a white bed sheet. As a reason trend on TikTok, head outside one person will be the ghost with throwing the sheet over their head while the other captures them with multiple different backgrounds.
4. Decorate Your House
Spend some family time decorating your house and lawned to celebrate spooky season. Photograph your decorations or set up the family on the front steps and capture a Halloween or fall portrait. These are great memories that you will be glad to look back on later and is something you may want to become part of your Halloween traditions.
5. Capture The Costumes
Halloween costumes are something every child looks forward to every year, choosing what they are going to be, will you buy the costume, or DIY it. Capturing photos of the kids all dressed up is something they will thank you for later, as well as you get to capture these beautiful memories that you all can look back on.
Get creative and create a scene to fit the costume, or just a simple photo on the front lawn will be a blast. Spend some family time decorating your house and lawned to celebrate spooky season. Photograph your decorations or set up the family on the front steps and capture a Halloween or fall portrait. These are great memories that you will be glad to look back on later and is something you may want to become part of your Halloween traditions.
6. Pumpkins, Pumpkins & More Pumpkins
What screams Halloween more than a pumpkin on the front porch and capturing your fall adventures along the way. Start with picking your pumpkins from a local farm with your camera in hand, then move to decorating and capturing this process. After your pumpkins are done, take a photo with your final creation or create a spooky set to capture the beauty of your pumpkin.
7. Experiment With Double Exposure
Double exposure is the act of your camera taking two photos on top of each other and playing with the darks and lights to create some spooky images. Most cameras within their settings give the option of double exposure, after turning this on get creative and have fun exploring this setting.
TIP: Try to photography a variety of images in different lighting situations and try over and underexposing your image.
8. Creative Silhouettes
Trying to capture Halloween can be done in many ways, but one of the most artistic ways is capturing silhouettes and playing around with the image to give it a creepy or spooky feel. Try doing this with family or one of your pets transforming them into a wild animal, zombie, or witch with the props or actions you give them.
9. Shoot A Roll Of Film
Film photography is huge in the world of media and is something every photographer should try. If you don’t have your film camera or you’re not interested in investing in one, order a disposable film camera from Amazon or try a polaroid camera, something you will want to take with you on Halloween night. Send the images into a local camera shop or online to process your film and see your retro and scary photos.