I’ve been sharing some of my spooky photography images on Instagram (@livingonleaves) but I thought I would share them on here too.
We love the build up to Halloween in our house, we found some awesome props in the charity shops and they really inspired me to get out and take some photos. I have been watching lots of Photoshop tutorials and have been enjoying putting a bit more effort and creativity into my photography.
The first one was when we headed down to the beach early one morning with a toy bat, the dog walkers found it very amusing to watch me shouting at Matt whilst he was running around with a toy bat on a string attached to the pole that we use to open our loft hatch!
The second one was when we made a trip into the woods with the creepy wolf mask we found in a charity shop.
Next up was when we went pumpkin picking to Sopley Farm, it’s quite a drive from us but worth it to find a proper pumpkin patch, there aren’t many around. We took another one of our charity shop outfits along for this shot, we had to take it quickly so we didn’t scare any young children!
This was also where I wanted to put my flying witch idea into practice so I took a stool with me, and a broomstick. It was my first attempt at a photo like this so I still have a lot to learn but it was really fun to make.
It was also where I took the photo of me that I’ve used below, I was going to do a levitating photo but it didn’t work how I wanted so I used it for this instead. I was holding a normal pumpkin but I swapped it for a photo of my actual pumpkin. The purple mushroom was found when we went into the woods for my PG TIPS photos, also the pine cones were taken at the same time.
Then finally is this skull neon light, I made it in Photoshop using a the neon light tutorial by Nemanja Sekulic. I’ve shared the gif on here, it was going to go on Instagram but the quality was really bad after it uploaded on there so I made an image instead which is below.
So that was a little run through of all the spooky photography shoots we’ve been on over the last month. I actually love spooky shots so don’t think I will limit them just to Halloween but I will be mixing them in with some other themes.
I’ve become addicted to watching Photoshop tutorials so I’m feeling really inspired at the moment with my photography, so many ideas, so little time!