Haunted Attraction Photography by Christopher Hall
Woods of Terror  (2008-10-11)
Right after the daytime photo shoot, it was time to do night.  I grabbed a bottle of water from the concession stand and hit the trail earlier than the actors.  This was shaping up to be a long day, in the end becoming an 11+ hour shoot, taking 1,222 pictures in all--both a record for me.  Granted, the absurd number of pictures was in part due to me using high-speed burst to capture scares, but taking 430 pictures during the day shoot sure helped.
This was the first shooting night for the year at "Woods of Terror".  As expected of such a highly-rated attraction, they had some new stuff joining the classic scares.  I later learned people entered the trail at a different point than the previous year.  I didn't know that.  For this shoot, I concentrated almost exclusively on scares.  I'll get the new scenes at a later shoot with the new tripod.  Using burst for scares was nice, but it's still no substitute for good timing.  The flash gun, after all, can only maintain a charge good for four continuous shots at most.  It's dark, after all.  To balance that out, I tried to get closer to the scares, meaning I needed less light, the flash gun didn't have to use as much energy, and could therefore fire longer.  I'm constantly thinking of other ways I can shoot all this.
This album is part of Christopher Hall's Haunted Pictures collection.
Pictures:  184.     Some edited & all watermarked.
  Lightbox Slides ("P"revious, "N"ext, and e"X"it.)

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