How To Photography: Composing Hair-Raisin’ Halloween Photos @MediaNovak
Halloween is one of the favorite celebrations of children and adults, but more photographs of jack-o-lanterns, cute children on Trick-or-Treat night and Halloween parties should not be your goal; they’ve been shot to death! If you want to become a better photographer, then you must think a bit deeper, regardless of what event or celebration you’re recording. Not only does Halloween afford you many more creative opportunities than other celebrations, but also people are more likely to lose their inhibitions and assume the persona of their characters.
Exchanging one’s everyday personality for that of a supernatural creature is one of the oldest human traditions, stretching back into prehistoric times. Although they may not be conscious of it, this is why so many people, especially adults, enjoy Halloween so much: they can forget who they are for a time and be someone…or something…else. For a photographer, this is gold. Many people hate to pose for portraits, but put a mask on their face and they are transformed.