THE HALLOWEEN ASSIGNMENT Capture the spirit of Halloween in your photos!
WHAT TO SHOOT Shoot a minimum of 20 images of featuring Halloween this week:
•the content can be anything "Halloween" themed
•mix it up and have some fun...
•friends/family in costumes, carved pumpkins, decorations, creepy lighting...
•this might be a good time to try using "bottom light" (such as a flashlight shining from underneath the subject) to create a creepy look....
TIPS & TRICKS
•as always, please BE CAREFUL!
•think of your safety and that of any subject you use for your photo shoot!
•Do not put yourselves at risk! -especially around any type of costume, open flame, etc...!
•if you are shooting in dim light, use an Smartphone tripod if you have one.
•if you don't have a smartphone tripod, try propping your phone against a steady object, then use the Smartphone "self timer" to shoot the photo -this will reduce the camera shake created by pressing the shutter button.
•if photographing in dim light, try shooting with and without your flash... usually no flash will allow your scary natural light to have the full effect...
CAMERA SETTINGS •Make sure your subject is in focus -use the "touch focus" settting on your smartphone camera to lock your focus on the subject. •Adjust your exposure as needed using the in-camera adjustment app.
WHAT TO SUBMIT
•Pick your two best images and a 20 image proofsheet and submit them in the Google Classroom, "Halloween" assignment folder.
Here are some Halloween photo examples
HALLOWEEN PHOTOSHOOT TUTORIAL For some ideas about shooting "moody" hallooween photos, watch the first 6:40 of this video (the remainder of the video deals with post-processing in Photoshop and there are some behind the scenes some outtakes at the end). Advanced students might want to watch the entire video and think about ways you can adapt his image editing techniques to the Pixlr editing software...