As Halloween approaches, we all want to make sure we capture the memories of this season. Whether it be shots of Pumpkin carvings or snapping an image in your best Halloween costumes, it’s necessary to make sure you have the best and most suitable equipment. There are many different types of equipment available, each having their own unique features to enhance your photography/videography.
Fog and smoke effects can have a huge impact on your images if you're aiming to give them a mysterious and spooky theme. Using a fog machine for your shoots can really help to level up the Halloween aesthetic and add the atmosphere you need!
The new Portable 40w Handheld Fog Machine is an affordable way to achieve this effect, and is perfect for smaller studios, sets, or close up shots. It comes with a plethora of accessories, enabling you to achieve various fog effects, anywhere from a Fine Mist, to Strong Jets of fog. Perfect for portraiture, product photography, food photography and more!
Halloween Image by Jon Segui and the LensGo Mini Fog Machine
Using RGB lighting is perfect during Halloween, as the option to adjust the colours of your light give added effect and drama to your shoots. You can choose between a large range of different colour options to match the look you are trying to achieve. For instance, if you are taking an image of your Halloween make-up and costume, the RICO240 II RGB LED Ring light not only adjusts the colour to suit the look you are going for, but also creates pleasing catchlights in your eyes which is perfect for headshots or beauty photography. For a compact and portable lighting unit, the KYU-6 Magnetic RGB LED Light Bracelet offers a selection of different lighting effects and colours as well as a magnetic design to attach to a metal surface, it can also be used as part of your costume due to the bracelet design.
If you are trying to capture your Halloween decorations but want to add a little bit extra to the scene, then using an Optical snoot is perfect. Optical snoots allow you to project different patterns with specifically designed gobos using your light onto the subject of your Photography, which means that you are able to adapt the environment if you wish to capture a spooky scene. There are a range of different Optical Snoots available, including the Optical Snoot Spot Projector & the Optical Snoot Spot Projector II with Canon EF Lens Mount, that include their own unique features and specifications to better match your requirements.
Another way of enhancing your scene is to use a product known as a ShadowCaster. To use this product, you simply need to place this directly in-front of your lighting and the light will then project onto the subject of your photography. This gives you freedom with which style and design you wish to use, and where you want to place this in comparison with the light, to offer either a more focused or de-focused projection. We have a selection of different designs available, such as Trees and Window Shutters, that can be used to capture a Halloween scene.
Using gels with your lighting gives you the option to adjust your Photography & Videography to match with the scene you are shooting. There are a range of different colour options to choose between to allow you to match the lighting perfectly to capture the essence of Halloween. The 30x30cm Creative Colour Gel Pack comes with 11 unique colours that can add any mood or drama you want to your Photography.
Halloween is a colourful and vibrant occasion, with a plethora of styles and designs to choose between. Making sure that the equipment you are using to capture this event is suitable is necessary. So don’t miss a trick, and treat yourself to the best products available.