7 Tips for Halloween Photography Ideas

7 Tips for Halloween Photography Ideas

Pretty soon, the streets will be filled with ghosts, goblins and glittery fairies.  So, get your camera ready for all of the creative photo ops!  Many will be spontaneous magical and mystical moments, but some require planning ahead.  Have a quick look through the ideas below for several examples of fun & spooky Halloween photography ideas you may want to try this year.

1. Use Props

With all of the Halloween decorations around, take advantage of all of the props at your disposal!  Pick up a pumpkin, grab a broom or show off your candy!

Halloween Photography Ideas With Props

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2. Capture the Costumes, of Course!

Snap pics of the fantastic costumes you see this Halloween.  Setup a photo shoot at home with family or capture candid shots of friends and neighbors while you’re out trick-or-treating.

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3. Get Creative with Silhouettes

Silhouettes can add a little magic to any photo.  Showcase a costume in a creative way while giving the background or scenery the credit it deserves!

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4. Think SCARY

Skip the cutesy photos this year.  Go full on scary and take eerie, goosebump worthy photos.

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5. Take in the Spooky Scenery

Many cities offer haunted walks, tours through abandoned buildings and spooky hayrides at this time of year.  If you plan on attending any of these attractions, be sure to have your camera ready!

The bare limbs of a large maple fill the frame above tombstones in an Olympia cemetery.  This is a photo in which I didn't fully appreciate the limbs and the tree until I saw the image on a computer screen.

The bare limbs of a large maple fill the frame above tombstones in an Olympia cemetery.  This is a photo in which I didn’t fully appreciate the limbs and the tree until I saw the image on a computer screen.

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6. Have Fun with Your Furry Friends

Do you dress your pet up for Halloween?  If you don’t, you should!  Just for fun… and, of course, for the after shot.  Post that puppy (no pun intended) all over social media.  Your friends will love it!

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7. Try a Classic

And, if all else fails, stick a kid in a pumpkin.

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Do you plan on trying any of these ideas or have any ideas of your own?  We’d love to see how your photos turn out!  Share them with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Happy Halloween everyone!

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Comments (2)

  • Alberto Andrio Reply

    Thanks for posting these Halloween Photography Ideas.

    November 5, 2018 at 8:27 am
  • Amanda Reply

    So creative ideas. Thanks for sharing them.

    October 29, 2018 at 11:40 am

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