Tips for Great Halloween Kids Photography

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Halloween is that time of year when kids get to dress up in any costume they like and pretend to be any character, no matter how scary, in fact, the scarier the better!  The whole excitement of dressing up and then going trick or treating is special for every kid and you would want to capture these moments.  They will make for wonderful memories even years down the line.  Here are 5 tips for great Halloween kids photographs.

Here are Some Tips for Great Halloween Kids Photography


Go for close-ups:  

At Halloween, the costume and makeup are most important and you do not want to miss out on the minute details of your kid’s “look”.  Make sure you get at least a few close-ups of the kids in costume and makeup.  Get them to make scary faces or try different expressions when shooting the close-ups.  It will be great fun for you as well as the kids!
    

Get group photos:  

Halloween is also a time for families and friends to get together so kids get to spend time with their friends and cousins.  When photographing, remember to get group photos of all the kids as soon as they are dressed up (before anyone gets juice on their clothes or anyone’s makeup get runny).  Group photographs are especially relevant if the kids have dressed up based on a theme with each one playing a character.  Leaving anyone out would leave the photograph incomplete.
    

Angles:  

Take photographs of the kids from different angles.  This way you will get different shots of their costume and look and can later choose the best ones.  It will also give the kids a chance to pose, acting as the character they are portraying.
    

Include the decorations:  

Another important tip for great Halloween kids photographs is to get some photographs of the kids with the decorations.  This adds to the Halloween look.  One look at a child in costume with a carved pumpkin and lanterns and you just know that photograph was taken at Halloween.
    

Avoid a flash:  

Most of the action at Halloween begins after dark so lighting is important in Halloween kids photographs.  As much as possible, use natural light.  When a flash is absolutely necessary, try using a diffuser to avoid the harsh glare of a bare flash.  You will get more “real” photographs and capture the kids’ expressions so much better.

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