Is Halloween pretty much the best time of year for you too? The late fall and autumn vibes are awesome, and it culminates with everything spooky that is Halloween; let's see what you've shot in the spirit of Halloween over the years!
Whether you go all out with decorations, have a family and do the whole trick or treating thing, or just stick to photography, you can't really deny that anything and everything Halloween has the potential to be epic. You can take it really casual and go for a goofy or silly vibe, try and find a fun middle ground, or go full-blown horror and try to push the scary vibes to the max. As photographers, the holiday offers a fun time to try and shoot specific moods or themes, often inspired by other media, like film or classic horror stories.
I know that while I have always been really drawn to the Halloween season and everything about the holiday, it's only over the last couple years that I've been more and more into horror movies, both classic and modern. It's easy to see how people can be so inspired by the characters and stories to dress up and get epic-level creative with makeup and special effects. Pair a costume with either a creepy fall setting or some creative lighting techniques, and it's surely a recipe for success.
Let's declare today to be about show and tell, with the theme being Halloween photography. There are no real rules, but I thought it could be fun to just get people sharing their stories with their photos from over the years. Maybe it's your simple family photos with good costumes and a good story from a particular year. Maybe it's a year that you set out to shoot something really creative and got a makeup artist involved or tried out a new lighting technique (obviously a Hollywood horror-style under-light comes to mind). Whether it's a quick snapshot-style photo or a editorial image that you put a lot of time into, leave a comment below telling us about your shot. From everyone at Fstoppers, we hope that you all had a happy Halloween in 2019!