Haunted Attraction Photography by Christopher Hall
Woods of Terror  (2008-10-31)
After being rained out the previous scheduled shooting night, I returned to Woods of Terror on Halloween to round out this year's picture collection.  My favorite place for scares has to be the scarecrow at the end of the Jeepers Creepers scene.  I stood in the middle of the exit, clearly visible to those following the trail.  This served as a really fun distraction for the scarecrow, who was up against the wall on my left or right.  Scares galore!
As fun as shooting scares can be, I concentrated on getting some good shots of actors and scenes.  During the night, I visited the graveyard and asked the corpse bride to stand in front of a bright green light.  The combination of fog from the green light an a nice, balancing red on her dress made an impressive picture.  It was with this shot I picked up a new technique; shooting into the light while using an actor to block it or placing the light to the side, plus using a fill-in flash.  It may sound easy and obvious in retrospect, but applying and using it sensibly in the field is the kicker.  For one, I discovered, I really do need fog to make it work--and fog is a fickle beast.
This album is part of Christopher Hall's Haunted Pictures collection.
Pictures:  152.     Some edited & all watermarked.
  Lightbox Slides ("P"revious, "N"ext, and e"X"it.)

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