Lest you think we're all doom and gloom and gore and screams at the Carter household, I do want to note that we love more about the holiday season than just having the pants scared off of us. Indeed, we love Halloween culture as a whole, including the artwork and decoration, the costumes, the candy, and the jack-o-lanterns. Though my skill in carving jack-o-lanterns can be quantified as limited, at best, each year my wife and I do our best to create our own weird, pop-culture themed pumpkins.
Though, as always, I have tips, and this one's pretty basic:
Long Halloween Tip # 11: Know how to use your camera. Most Halloween events naturally take place at night, so you're going to have a pretty good collection of pictures with the flash obliterating chunks of what you're photographing, or dark and blurry flash-free photos unless you lock the camera down and try really hard. At Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns, both flash photography and tripods/monopods are against the rules. My best advice to get around this is to use the shoulder of someone you're attending with as a makeshift tripod.
So, without further ado, let's thank my wife Fiona for being a wonderful and sporting tripod this year, and get to some of the photo highlights!
Please continue to the next photo and ignore that I made it.
Thank you for joining me this Halloween season, and as always, please drop me a line on Facebook or Twitter! I'm big into liking/following back!
-- Matt Carter
(We know there's a lot of Matt Carter's online you could spend your time with, so thanks for hanging around this one!)