Whether you're shooting film or digital, consider having fun with one of these spooky effects this Halloween season:
* Use a hard directional light from below to cast ghoulish shadows. How: Use a flashlight, spotlight, or external flash unit with a slave or off-camera shoe cord.
* Use multiple exposures to give a ghostly feel. How: For film- take multiple shots on the same frame. For digital- layer images in your editing software. Note a few digital cameras do have a multi exposure option and can therefor be done in camera similar to the film process. Another way to achieve a similar effect is to have a long exposure in a dark setting and set off a strobe unit multiple times.
* Add some smoke for an eerie setting. How: Use a fog machine, dry ice, or Smoke EFX Drops.
* Shoot in low light. How: In darker settings (or low light) bump up your ISO, use a tripod, and/or open your aperture to let more light in.
* Add some texture and add to the creepy factor. How: See Create a Filter post. Shown above: baby powder.
* Create eye-popping 3D images. How: