Halloween Backdrop Suggestion?

Discussion in 'Photography Board' started by MarkBarbieri, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. MarkBarbieri

    MarkBarbieri Semi-retired

    Aug 20, 2006
    I'm going to set up some studio lights in the garage this Halloween and shoot the neighbor kids as the come by to trick or treat. What do you think I should use as a background? I was thinking about white because so many halloween costumes are black and they would stand out better. On the other hand, white is not a particularly halloweeny color.

    What do the studios use for halloween photo backdrops?
  2. Jeanne B

    Jeanne B DIS Veteran

    Dec 11, 2004
    I just looked at our picture from MNSSHP and the backdrop they used for the free photos was purple. There's a few pumpkins and ghosts scattered around as part of the backdrop and there's a black border around the entire picture.
  3. Steve's Girl

    Steve's Girl DIS Veteran

    Mar 28, 2006
    I did Halloween pictures of my kids a few years ago with a white backdrop with a bail of hay for them to sit on, a few pumpkins and fake leaves scattered around. Their costumes really showed up well with the white and the fall motif worked well.
  4. Marinerbaby

    Marinerbaby Mouseketeer

    Jul 11, 2003
    I use black in studio. I just make sure to backlight to get the separation from the child. Brown (I use a Silverlake "Nugget") also works well and is a great color for Fall especially with hay and pumpkins. :)

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