halloween

Infrared Ghouls and Goblins: A Fresh Take on Halloween Photography

A couple of years ago I was shooting Halloween yard scenes in a street photography kind of way when I realized that I wasn't really satisfied with what I was getting. Over the last two decades, Halloween has been transformed into a major U.S. holiday focused on lavish front yard displays that often look boringly the same down street after street.

These Daguerreotypes Were Made by Painting Light Onto Body Parts

Chimacabres come out at night. They are around during the day too of course, but the night is when they really thrive. In the dark, it’s harder to tell if you’re face to face with a fellow person or if it’s a chimacabre in front of you, and they don’t even have faces.

A Recipe for a Little Red Riding Hood Photo Shoot

For most kids, deciding what to wear for Halloween is an exciting time to make a yearly memory. This is no different for my own daughter. However, this year, she received her costume from a neighbor as a hand-me-down. The joy on her face was priceless! Now that she had her costume, it was my job as her father and photographer to make her look epic.

This DSLR Costume is Fully Functional Camera

By day, Yohei Shimada is a Japanese commercial photographer. When Halloween rolls around, Shimada becomes Cameraaman, a human-sized, fully-functioning DSLR camera that roams the streets of Japan to photograph other costume-wearers.

Are These Photos of Dogs in Halloween Costumes Cute or Sad?

Every year, New York's dog owners get together at Tompkins Square Park for a different kind of Halloween parade—instead of humans wearing costumes, this one is all about the best-dressed pooch. But if you think it's all about the "aww," hold on a second, because these photos may be more sad than cute.

Cats in Hats: Costume Portraits for an Animal Rescue

Photographer Shaina Fishman and stylist Ryen Blaschke recently collaborated on a project to help rescue cats get adopted. The lighthearted series "Cats in Hats" features shelter cats and kittens wearing Halloween hats and accessories fashioned by Blaschke.

4 Giant Camera Costumes That Actually Take Pictures

Halloween is just around the corner, and if you're looking for a photo-related costume this year, one fun idea that has appeared over the years is creating a DIY giant camera that's fully functional as a camera. Here's a look at 4 examples we've seen so far.

Photographer Visits Real Life Haunted Houses Across America

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.

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.