10-28-2010, 02:37 AM #1
How To Create Scary Halloween Portrait
Dramatic Portrait with Halloween Twist. 6 Steps:
Step 1. Use dark background
Step 2. Position your lights low. Light from below creates a sinister look.
Step 3. Add a background light with colored gel - red or blue or green... to match the look
Step 4. Add some make up, perhaps?
Step 5. Add Smoke: smoke machine can come in handy, if one is not available you can use a bunch of incense. Add a separate light to back-light the smoke. Smoke shows better when lit from the back.
Step 6. Horrify your image even more in photoshop....
If you like to see step by step video for lighting setup plus quick photoshop tips please see my blog:
How to Create a Really Really SCARY Photo - Tutorial
Please Post Your Scary Portrait Here...
Last edited by LearnMyShot; 10-28-2010 at 02:54 AM. Reason: spelling
10-28-2010, 11:09 PM #2
Nice write up, and good shots, perfect for this weekend lol.Canon XS w/ 18-55mm kit lens & Canon EF 75-300mm
Check out my flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/d_lewis09/
10-29-2010, 11:30 PM #3
10-29-2010, 11:58 PM #4
Wow!! great post! thanks for sharing the tips.
I will try to make some excercises, I love this time of the year and I always wanted to make a scary self-portrait but had no idea where to start.
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11-01-2010, 07:47 AM #7
Photoshop Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Time-Lapse
I posted mine on your blog, and was going to post mine here as well but then saw your thread, so i decided to put it in here
here is mine:
and I also have a time-lapse of me making the image in Photoshop here: YouTube - Halloween Photoshop Time-Lapse
11-01-2010, 06:10 PM #8
Here is my try. I couldn´t achieve neither the red background light nor the smoke effect, because I only have two chea 55w photography lamps and no smoke machine, eventhough I lit up a bunch of inciense I couldn´t throw light ot it.
I will post my photo in your blog too.
11-09-2010, 05:29 PM #9
the final result is fantasticMe on Youtube:
11-16-2010, 06:26 AM #10
Great write up and great results! Love the other contributions to the thread, too! Very cool! I wish Halloween was bigger here so I could use it as an excuse to do such things without looking like a weirdo