Haunted Attraction Photography by Christopher Hall
Woods of Terror  (2007-10-13)
The second night of shooting the attraction.  This time, I was feeling much better and was able to arrive early enough to get in a few scenes before customers started coming through.  It's difficult to set up for and take scenes when people walk by twice a minute.  True, there are times where you don't see people for two whole minutes, but you don't know when those are and you end up losing the opportunity.

Anyway, tonight was a perfect example of shooting scares.  So many things have to be right with a scare for it to be considered a success.  For instance, take the last picture in the first row.  I have a nice composition and everything set up.  However, the kids have yet to realize the character and are not screaming.  It also doesn't help when people walk through and say, "C'mon, man, take my picture!"  Timing, composition, frame positioning, group type, scare location, actor and customer position, lighting, and focus: all of these are needed for a successful scare picture.  Guess how often that happens a night?  Perhaps three times.  Other than that, you get mediocre and almost there stuff.  I end up deleting many of the shots.  For instance, I was shooting until the last group went through at 2AM (the pictures were up at 5AM).  My raw picture count for the night was 347 and only 97 made it here even with a somewhat lax review.

This album is part of Christopher Hall's Haunted Pictures collection.
Pictures:  97.     Some edited & all watermarked.
  Lightbox Slides ("P"revious, "N"ext, and e"X"it.)

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