So you have your pumpkins on your front porch and Halloween is right around the corner. Don't forget to photograph these four things this year. It will be Thanksgiving before we know it!
1. The carving of the pumpkins. It's messy, but oh, so much fun. If your family is anything like mine, we all pick our own Jack O'Lantern patterns and get to work. They are different every year, so you'll want to remember them and so will they. They worked hard on those creations...
2. Your Jack O'Lantern family all lit up on your front porch. Now this is a little tricky. You'll want to turn off your flash and kick your camera into manual mode. My settings for these were ISO 1250, f/2, 1/160sec. If you have no idea what I just said, you might try night mode with a tripod.
3. Costume portraits. I recommend doing these before Trick or Treating begins because chances are they will be too tired and keyed up on sugar to cooperate once they return home.
4. Back up and take in the scene. You never know what the weather will be like on Halloween. When we were up north it was usually cold, rainy and windy. But no matter what the weather, October is always beautiful with its gorgeous fall color. I like to back up and take in the environment as they set out...
Happy Haunting Y'all!