Day 305 – Halloween Party Highlights (part two)

Following on from my Bokeh experiments … I am sharing a collection of photos of Halloween highlights – we had a party, some people dressed up and I of course took some photos of their amazing creations. I shot manual… I had a flash on camera pointing upwards for the people shots, and for the sparkler shots too….

Halloween at the Renouf's 2015 - © Helen Renouf 2015.
Halloween at the Renouf’s 2015 – © Helen Renouf 2015.

Halloween at the Renouf's 2015 - © Helen Renouf 2015.
Halloween at the Renouf’s 2015 – © Helen Renouf 2015.
Halloween at the Renouf's 2015 - © Helen Renouf 2015.
Halloween at the Renouf’s 2015 – © Helen Renouf 2015.
Halloween at the Renouf's 2015 - © Helen Renouf 2015.
Halloween at the Renouf’s 2015 – © Helen Renouf 2015.
Halloween at the Renouf's 2015 - © Helen Renouf 2015.
Halloween at the Renouf’s 2015 – © Helen Renouf 2015.
Halloween at the Renouf's 2015 - © Helen Renouf 2015.
Halloween at the Renouf’s 2015 – © Helen Renouf 2015.
Halloween at the Renouf's 2015 - © Helen Renouf 2015.
Halloween at the Renouf’s 2015 – © Helen Renouf 2015.
Halloween at the Renouf's 2015 - © Helen Renouf 2015.
Halloween at the Renouf’s 2015 – © Helen Renouf 2015.
Halloween at the Renouf's 2015 - © Helen Renouf 2015.
Halloween at the Renouf’s 2015 – © Helen Renouf 2015.
Halloween at the Renouf's 2015 - © Helen Renouf 2015.
Halloween at the Renouf’s 2015 – © Helen Renouf 2015.

Then working in bulb mode to capture the Sparklers … with so many people they did not understand me when I was trying to get them to move them around… some got a bit close for comfort….

Challenges:

  • Using flash to light the characters, but ensuring the background remained dark to create an atmosphere
  • Focusing in the dark
  • Using bulb mode to capture sparkler movement with not too much camera shake – although the ghosts work with Halloween
  • To enjoy the party and not just take photos!
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