For anyone who’s into taking eerie photographs – particularly portraits and landscapes, October is the perfect time of the year! Not only because of the upcoming Halloween – October in the northern hemisphere tends to be foggy, cloudy and rainy and such conditions can yield very interesting photos! Nature starts to show its dark side in October so why not try to capture it?
In case you need some help in order to get some truly outstanding eerie shots, we hope you’ll find the following tips useful:
1. Proper Subject Choices
Both subjects and background matter a lot when it comes to shooting eerie photographs! While you don’t have to use something that is obviously creepy, you should select something that has some kind of interesting, and at least slightly dark, vibe.
Places like dark alleys, cramped basements, and ruins can be good ideas when comes to locations. The same goes for river banks and foggy mountains at dawn or dusk. Talking about people, it can be helpful to choose those with unusual facial features (very long hair, expressive light or dark eyes) and pay attention to makeup and clothing.