Posts Tagged ‘halloween’

Old Photos Reveal Weird Thanksgiving Traditions from 100 Years Ago

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You might think that Thanksgiving day has always consisted of football, the Macy’s parade, and copious amounts of tryptophan, but as these old photos from deep within the Library of Congress’ archives show, 100 years ago, Thanksgiving was something else entirely. Read more…

Photographer Visits Real Life Haunted Houses Across America

Locals say the owner of Ohio’s Milan Mansion was a practicing witch.

For his book 13: An American Horror Story, photographer Seph Lawless visited a number of real life “haunted houses” across the United States. The houses are crumbling on the outside, and the insides were the stage for some some of the creepiest crimes and incidents throughout history.

The house above is Milan Mansion found in Ohio. The locals claim that the owner was a practicing witch.
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Behind the Scenes at a Spooky Fairytale Photo Shoot with Joe McNally

Photographer and Nikon Ambassador Joe McNally has released a new video that offers a behind-the-scenes look at a recent shoot. The image is an imaginative fairytale scene that required some tricky lighting and careful attention to detail.

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Adobe Releases a Murder Mystery PSD for Halloween to Test Your Photoshop Skills

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To celebrate Halloween, Adobe has been running an interactive murder mystery event this week. The company has released complex PSD files of photos that hold clues to the fictional mystery. Only those with Photoshop and sleuthing skills will be able to solve the case.
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A Photograph of Your Face in a Jar Makes for a Creepy Halloween Prank

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Looking for a personalized photo-related gag to pull for Halloween this year? Look no further than this head-in-a-jar prank. It’s quite easy to pull off and doesn’t require too much time or money.
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Halloween Tutorial: How to Carve a Realistic Looking Jack O’ Lantern in Photoshop

Love carving Jack O’ Lanterns? Hate the mess? No problem. We are photographers after all, which means we don’t need to actually go out and DO things like this… we can just ‘fix it in post.’ Jokes aside, this short and simple tutorial will show you how to carve a simple Jack O’ Lantern entirely inside of Photoshop.

No seeds, no sharp objects, no mess, just a bit of digital trickery. Read more…

Portraits of Costume Owners at Home

Just the two of us, Klaus Pichler, 2013

For the past couple of years, photographer Klaus Pichler has been interested in the subject of costumes. The subject has traditions in many of the world’s cultures, and some people spend great deals of time and money in order to obtain extremely elaborate outfits.

Between 2011 and 2013, Pichler visited many of these costume owners in their homes, asking them to pose among the spaces and objects of their life while taking on the appearance of their “alter egos.” The resulting series is titled “Just the Two of Us.”
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Tip: Score a Good Deal on a Fog Machine at Post-Halloween Sales

Looking for a cheap fog machine or fog juice for your photography? Hurry out to your local pop-up Halloween store today: David Hobby of Strobist reminds us that these seasonal stores often offer deep-discounts of those things once All Hallows’ Eve has come and gone.
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Pentax-o’-Lantern: An Incredibly Detailed Halloween Camera Pumpkin

Happy Halloween y’all! If you’re planning on carving up a pumpkin for your doorstep this year and are looking for a challenging design, check out this amazingly detailed pumpkin sent in by reader Dan Savoie.
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Use Perforated Hardboard as a Backdrop for Epic Portraits with Beams of Light

Here’s a fun photo idea you might want to try out this Halloween: shoot epic portraits showing beams of light streaming in from the background. All you need are a perforated hardboard, a couple of flashes, and a fog/smoke machine (or some method of generating smoke).
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