Halloween is just around the corner. Be sure to capture those special memories with these tips!
1. Get Your Portraits First
Just like in a session, you want to get your most important shots done first. You want the cute shot of your little one posing in their outfits right? Do it first thing when you walk out the door. Or if you want a better chance, dress them up early.
2. Don’t be Afraid to Bump up your ISO
This is not the time to worry about grain. It’s going to happen. These were all shot at ISO 1000 or higher. If you nail exposure it will greatly help with grain so bump it up to get the shots.
3. Get Low
Be at their level and see everything through their eyes. All but one photo I took that night was with me squatting or laying on the ground. I knew that being at her level would tell such a better story.
4. Get the Details
Does your kid’s outfit have a special detail about it? Obviously with my kid being Dorothy, I needed a shot of those cute red shoes. This is when the ‘get low’ tip came in handy. I ran ahead and lay on the ground till she got close enough.
5. Interact with the Them
This is one of my favorite shots, I asked her if I could have a piece of candy. She was so willing to share and her reaching into her pumpkin is too cute.
6. Get Them Going to and FROM the door!
I got a lot of shots of my daughter walking up to the door. While cute, I realized I need to capture her afterwards. Every time she came away from a door, she would stare at her pumpkin wonder as her loot got larger.
7. Capture their Excitement.
My daughter could not get from door to door fast enough. I will admit that this photo was pure luck but the excitement that I caught is perfect.
8. PUT THE CAMERA DOWN
My husband actually told me to put my camera down and take my daughter up to the door. It was slightly embarrassing. I was so caught up in documenting the moment that I wasn’t part of my daughter’s first time trick-o-treating. This year I won’t make the same mistake.