Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Make your friends look scarily fabulous
With Halloween only 12 days away (yes, I counted) I am sure everyone is wracking their brain and the goodwill for the ultimate showstopping and previous-year-topping. costume. The 31st is the night when everyone looks their very best, their very worst, or, my personal favorite, their most ridiculous.
It would be a shame to let all that imagination once in the year bizarreness go unrecorded. This year could supply you with photos that will warm your hear for years to come.
Party shots and night shots are not easy to take, so I thought now might be a good time to get a little help from the pros on how to capture the mayhem.
Kim Vallee has some great, simple advice. Two tips she had that I always use is to take unposed shots and to skip the flash. find the rest of her advice here including tips on more technical things like ISO.
Beyond Photo Tips has some other advice. They recommend flash, and explain how to use it well. They also suggest you take photos with your lens zoomed all the way out to reduce shake, and trying slower exposures for intentional motion blur. the rest of what they have to say is here
i highly recommend checking these tips out. Do all of your friends a favor and help them remember the night.