The horror genre is one of the most popular in film and media, so it's no surprise that these concepts are also beloved among photographers. And while it may seem like a complicated task to pull off, shooting a horror photo shoot with limited resources isn't as hard as you'd think. In fact, there are plenty of ways to make your shot look like an expensive production without breaking the bank!
Geishas in the Woods
Geishas are a traditional Japanese entertainment. The word "geisha" literally translates to mean "artist," and geishas have been around for over 400 years. Geishas are often portrayed as mysterious and exotic, which makes them perfect for horror photos. If you want to create a haunting scene with these characters, here are some ways you can do it:
- Get your friends together and dress them up in all sorts of different ways. You could all wear traditional costumes, or you could even create your own outfits from scratch!
- Take pictures at night in an abandoned warehouse or forested area—this will make it feel more spooky!
There are several ways you can create the feet of a monster or creature for your photo shoot. The first option is to use a sock, preferably one that's not too thick. If you're doing this with a friend, it's best if they have a longer pair of socks that they're willing to lend out.
Next up are carved pumpkins! A lot of people will use these for Halloween decorations but you can use them for other things as well! Find the biggest pumpkin in your neighborhood (or ask around if there's one that isn't being used), cut off the top and scoop out all of the insides so there's just enough room for someone to sit inside comfortably as long as they don't mind getting messy 😉
Thirdly is using plastic bags filled with water which can be placed over your shoes or wrapped around your legs like pantyhose do when worn with shorts that aren't too tight-fitting on their own because otherwise; this method won't work very well either due to how much time it takes trying not mesh up with itself without any help whatsoever."
Ghost in the Window
How to create a ghost in the window:
- Buy a sheet and cut it into a long piece that will fit over your model's head. You can use your imagination here, but I like to make my ghosts look like they're wearing nightgowns.
- Make two holes for eyes by cutting two small holes in the center of the sheet, then cutting slits from each side until you get to where you want them.
- Place one end of the sheet over your subject's face and secure it with tape or pins. An alternative way to secure this is by using a harness so that it doesn't move around too much during shooting, but if you are going for authentic ghostly movement (and don't mind shooting at night), then do not use any kind of harness or safety line! The only drawback is that there may be some light leaks around edges if an assistant isn't careful when they attach it while still keeping their distance from camera; however, these can sometimes add an interesting effect when combined with other elements/objects used in composition later on down this list...
Now let's talk about shutter speed settings: Longer shutter speeds allow more light into camera sensor thus allowing us greater control over our exposures which ultimately leads us back towards having fun again! This means we get better quality images despite using less expensive equipment than many other types out there today - bonus points actually because those cameras often cost twice as much money too ;)
- Shoot in a dark room. This will allow you to use a flash or other light source as your main source of illumination.
- Use a black background to make it look like he’s floating in space, but make sure there are no distractions in the background (like furniture) that will detract from your shot!
- Use a tripod so that no hand shake can ruin your photo!
- Set up your camera on the tripod and then set the exposure time for anywhere between 1 second and 8 seconds—the longer the exposure time, the more blurry everything else will appear around him and thus making it easier to see only him floating there without any distractions at all!
Raised Arm Monster
The raised arm monster is a classic horror pose. It can be done with a friend, but it's also possible to use a prop and create the illusion that there are multiple monsters.
To pose your arm, have someone hold it up for you, or stand behind a wall/tree and extend your arm as if reaching out for someone. Be sure to angle your arm so that it looks like it's going straight down at an angle from where it meets their shoulder. The angle will help make sure that you aren't accidentally giving off too much of an awkward "stiff" look.
If you're posing with another person for this shot, have them stand next to each other with their arms entwined together in front of them (this can also work well if they are holding hands). This way both arms will appear raised outwards towards the camera at the same time without being visible on either side since they will be hidden behind each other's bodies! It also gives off more of that creepy feeling because no one knows who these monsters are yet... Are they friendly? Or just looking for love? :)
Save money, have fun
With the right ideas, you can create a memorable and fun photo shoot without breaking the bank. Here are some tips for making your shoot affordable and enjoyable:
- Choose a location that's free or low-cost. Consider using local parks or forests as backgrounds! They're also great places to have fun with friends.
- Wear costumes that aren't too expensive (and avoid buying more than one). Try thrift stores, garage sales, and even thrift-store clearance racks if you need an inexpensive way to dress up on Halloween day! Makeup is another great way to save money while still looking scary-good.
- Take photos that showcase your talents as a photographer by having friends pose as monsters while they're wearing their costumes (and remember to get shots of them smiling!). If any props are needed, try making them yourself before hand if possible so they don't cost too much money later on down the line when someone wants something specific but doesn't want it costing $10-$20 per roll of film just because there wasn't an option available beforehand...
So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and start shooting. We hope that these ideas have inspired you to try something new in your photography and we can’t wait to see what you come up with!