Halloween is just around the corner and you may want to shoot some spooky portraits in your home studio. I know I do! In this video from Adorama, Gavin Hoey will show you how to make a lighting setup and get some spo-o-o-oky portraits even if you shoot in a tiny home studio.
Ok, so, we’re in the latter half of September. I think that means it’s ok to start talking about Halloween now. Christmas is still definitely off-limits, but Halloween? Yeah, I think we’re good. And you know what that means. Spooky photoshoots!
This video from the folks at Aputure goes over how to create suspense in your film with lighting. But the tricks and principles contained within it apply just as equally to shooting photos, too.
Here is an eye candy for any of you who are going to a costume party this Halloween. Photographer Bryan Troll built a full body Nikon camera custom. That alone was kind of impressing (and by kind of I mean extremely), but he did not stop there. The camera is fully functional with a strobe, “real” camera and an LCD. And the LCD is actually showing the photos that the camera is taking.
We asked Bryan if the costume was hard to build and he told us that
There’s only a couple of days left now until Halloween, but there’s still time to do a spooky horror photo shoot. And, why does it have to be during Halloween anyway? Any time is good for a bit of horror! In this video, Gavin Hoey shows us some great tips and techniques to light and shoot horror in a small home studio.
Halloween is a holiday that can spark our creativity in different areas: decorating the home, carving pumpkins, or creating costumes. And of course, it sparks imagination in photographers as well.
Inspired by Halloween, Felix Hernandez has created a spooky photo of pumpkin on fire that looks like it just got out of a horror movie. As always, he used practical effects, lighting, and patience to achieve all the effects he wanted, and he kindly shares with DIYP some details about this spooky shot.
When I first started watching this short film, I thought it was a promotional piece. After all, Polaroid just announced its new OneStep 2 camera a couple of months ago. It was released a couple of weeks ago, so, thinking it might be a Halloween advert to get the word out is a logical assumption to make.
But no, this is the creation of filmmaker Joey Greene and a wonderfully talented, but small, crew of people. It starts off with what appears to be a guy moving into a new place, unpacking his boxes. When he pulls out a Polaroid OneStep, he opens it up and it goes off in his hand. Out pops a picture. So, he decides to have a play with it.
With Halloween already over for half of the planet, it might be a bit late for this video. But, it’s never the wrong time to put a spooky horror set together for a photo shoot. With that in mind, here’s Jay P Morgan from The Slanted Lens to show us how he built this Halloween set in his living room for under $100.
If you are a retoucher, there is no question about your favorite holiday. Let me guess… Halloween :)
Stefan over at the Raw Exchange just shared three quick photoshop tricks to help bring normal photos into scary Halloween composites. (Only instead of a normal photo, stefan is using probably the scariest clown I’ve seen in my life, so if you suffer from clownphobia, you’d wanna skip that one).
I think this is kind of a scary Halloween toolkit, at a very low retouching level. For two of the tutorials, you’d need nothing but a good base photo. (The third one would need a few photos of raw stake).
Also, it’s halloween, so there is some gore and other disgusting things shown on the screen. This is good if you want to get a handle on some scary retouching techniques, but not as good if you are troubled by strong graphical content or blood. Now, without further ado, demonic eyes, White Walkers and gore flesh.