This is a great idea – really want to try it one year. Not this year as my photo booth is already reserved!
By Chris MacAskill, SmugMug co-founder
Years ago we faced a Halloween dilemma: do we just pass out Snickers bars and bore everyone? Scatter a few plastic skeletons and cobwebs like everyone else? Enter an arms race with the guy a few blocks away who spends days turning his house into a Hollywood Horror Show? Where does he even store all that stuff?
Instead, we set up some lights on the driveway and shot photos:
The thing is, Smartphone cameras don’t do well in the dark. So parents bus their kids to our neighborhood to get their annual Halloween photos:
Even the cool kids need to score Instagram likes:
Here are some things I’ve learned from 7 years and thousands of photos:
- The Big Thing is to have a Very Big Light front and center. I am usually on knees or bum, and the Very Big Light is above me. I…
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