Have you started planning your Halloween photo shoot? I know it’s either midsummer or winter (depending on where you live) but October will be around the corner. .
Gather a few friends, or your usual crew, have a cup of coffee (or wine), chat, and start planning what you want to do. I’ve just done this with my creative team. Thanks to you, we haven’t done a proper Halloween-themed shoot in years. So trust me, we are all very enthusiastic. We’re not going to give away all the secrets, but we’ve got some movie-inspired themes, cartoon characters, and classic Halloween stuff.
- Movies: Think fan favorites like ‘Ghostbusters’, ‘It’ and ‘The Addams Family’
- Comics: There are a lot of DC and Marvel characters out there these days.there is an infinite supply
- Standard Halloween: pirates, witches, ghosts, astronauts…
Try to come up with a date that works for everyone. Decide in studio or on location. If shooting on location, please choose another date just in case. Set up a day trip to the source location. Know who needs where and when.
Who is your model/character? Who does your hair and make-up? Is there anything special you need to do to make the shoot successful? What about gear, lighting, etc.?
costumes, props, drops
What costumes, props, and backdrops do you need to complete your shoot? Do you or your team already own one, or would you like to borrow, rent, or buy one? Can I create, modify or reuse outfits from previous shoots. My tulle skirt is perfect for mixing and matching colors. Pair with a variety of corsets and tops. Visit thrift stores and find creative alternatives.
Need more inspiration?
Check out some of these posts about shooting Halloween.
Just because October is a few months away doesn’t mean you can’t plan and have some spooky Halloween photoshoots.