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Weekly Group Assignment: The Haunting
It’s that time of year again where little creatures from beyond will comb through neighborhoods in search of snack sized candy. It’s also a good time to try out some trick photography since your best props are already out and ready to go!
Here are a couple of ideas:
Creative use of lighting was the main way Hollywood scared us before the era of computer generated monsters. A lot of flashes today can be triggered wirelessly for some great effects but even a strategically placed and relatively bright flashlight can do the job. Experiment with different lighting angles and ways of composing image. Sometimes less is more!
The same technique we use to get silky waterfalls can also create the translucent and formless ghost image we’re so accustomed to seeing. The principal is the same, you stabilize your camera on a tripod or anything else sturdy and set your shutter speed at a rate too slow to freeze the moving object — the moving object is blurred while the background remains sharp.
Show us your best spookiest image using one or both of the techniques mentioned above. This is an all-ages group so nothing too gruesome.
Written by Trevor Warren
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