Kodak have sent me some brillaint photo tips for Halloween that I am excited to pass on:
They suggest you tell a story
- · Every Halloween costume tells a story. Make sure you capture it perhaps showing how your little angel turning into a little devil, ghost, princess, clown – or whatever costume they dream up. Take pictures throughout the transformation – from the same angle, if possible. This will allow you to create an interesting photo book later on. and kids love to see stories unfold in photos.
- · Keep your camera handy, you never know when the perfect trick-or-treat moment will occur. The Kodak EasyShare Sport is water-proof and dust-proof so you need not worry about breaking your camera and is perfect for capturing those apple-bobbing moments. Also as iots so durable you can let your kids handle it.
Move in close
- · To create impactful pictures, move in close and fill your viewfinder or LCD with the subject
Act the part
- · Ask your child to get into character when you snap your pictures. Have your Witch casting a spell or your little Devil striking his most evil pose then add some action to your shots. Get your child to move in her costume – your ballerina can pirouette, and your pirate can show off his swashbuckling skills
Create a ghostly picture
- · Know someone who doesn’t believe in ghosts? Create photographic proof – create a ghostly picture using your own camera. The results are frighteningly good.
- Set the camera exposure to 8 seconds. Have the subject remain in the shot for 5 seconds, then duck out This will create a double exposure, making their image appear transparent.Experiment with this technique – try having the subject move VERY SLOWLY as you photograph them, this will give the appearance of a ghost on the move.
Capture the mood
- · Halloween is a spooky good time, use the warm glow of late afternoon or the glow of a pumpkin to create the right mood When dusk falls, try turning off the flash . Hold the camera very steady or use a tripod to avoid blur from the slow shutter speed needed to get a low-light pictureYou could also take a photo of your kids against the sky to create a cool silhouette effect or use the light from the pumpkin to give a spooky glow to your child’s face
Set your camera right for night
- · Most of your Halloween photos will be taken at night, so switch to night mode to make the most of the available light. Night mode adjusts the camera settings for low-light conditions, allowing for a slightly longer exposure.
- · On Kodak cameras, there are two night modes. Night Portrait should be used to take pictures of people or animals. Night Landscape should be used for scenery or shots of people far away· When photographing in low light, images are prone to camera shake. To avoid blur, press the shutter button gently and smoothly or use a tripod for these shots. You can also use self-timer mode to minimize the chance of shaking the camera as you take the picture
Don’t forget the pumpkin
- · Carving a bigger opening for eyes or mouth on your pumpkin will cast more light, giving you a better photograph. The bigger the pumpkin, the bigger the holes!
- · Once carved, capture the eerie glow of your pumpkin. Turn off your camera’s flash and let the natural orange light take over. When photographing in low-light without a flash, your camera’s shutter will stay open longer. This means that to avoid blur, you have to keep the camera very still. Use a tripod for extra sturdiness
- · If the glow from the pumpkin isn’t enough, play around with other available light. Try turning on porch lights or lamps in adjacent rooms.
- · Also try taking the picture outside around dusk to take advantage of natural light and set the perfect mood
The easy share sport camera has some brilliant techinial features such as :
- Waterproof upto 10ft/3m and dustproof, the perfect holiday companion for
beach or pool
- World’s only cameras with 3-step sharing, allowing simultaneous upload to
YouTube, Facebook, email and others
- 12 Megapixels digital camera with fixed zoom and large 2.3 inch bright LCD
- Save time scrolling through hundred of photos thanks to Kodak’s innovative
Face Recognition feature
- Keep things fresh with fun scene and colour modes plus continuous VGA video
This camera does not have a zoom lens.
It retails at £47.60 on Amazon!!!!