4 of the Best Creepy Photography Ideas Perfect for Halloween

Image by Albrecht Fietz from Pixabay edited with Perfectly Clear – Split Tones by Vanelli

Every year, the Halloween season brings creepy vibes that make you want to take out your camera and snap some scary photos. If you’re looking for creepy photography ideas, we have them! Are you ready to take some bone-chilling photos?

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4 Creepy Photography Ideas for Your Next Shoot

1. An Old, Abandoned House

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Is there an old house in your neighborhood? Better yet, is it really old and abandoned? Any peeling paint or funky Victorian architecture will make a great creepy photo. Keep in mind that just because the home doesn’t necessarily creep you out doesn’t mean that you can’t make it creepy! You might have to think outside the box on this one. You can try photographing it at night or in low light, too!

2. Cobwebs

If you’re in an area with lots of foliage, it’s pretty easy to find some cobwebs to photograph. If you’re photographing a spider web, here are a few tips:

  • Shoot on a still day. Spider webs are very delicate, so the smallest bit of breeze or movement could ruin your photo.
  • Try for a dark background. The web will stand out more!
  • Narrow your depth of field to throw your background out of focus.

3. Iron Fences

Getting a stark photo of an iron fence or sharp iron against a cloudy sky is always chilling. When we see photos like this, it makes us wonder what the fence is trying to keep out… or what kind of creature it’s trying to keep in! Then, a black and white filter will take it to the next level. See our example below– the blue doesn’t scream “creepy,” but once we used our Black and White Film Stocks LOOK, it got the eerie feel we were looking for!

4. Ghost Story Lighting

Time to get creepy with your lighting! Did you ever tell ghost stories with a flashlight? The eerie lighting always made the story so much scarier. Use lighting to your advantage and shoot some creepy portraits. In a dark room, set up a light next to your subject or have them hold a flashlight up under their chin. The effect will be similar to what you used to experience when telling ghost stories!

Time to Edit

After you’ve used some of these creepy photography ideas to take some photos, it’s time to edit! For easy editing, use Perfectly Clear. Perfectly Clear works as either a plug-in to Photoshop, Lightroom, Photoshop Elements, PaintShop Pro, or can work as a standalone product. All you need to do is upload your photos, and Perfectly Clear will automatically edit them! Then, you can use the Presets and LOOKs to take your photo to the next level.

Black and White Contrast LOOKs are an excellent option for your creepy photos. The contrast is so eerie!