Ghosts in my Pictures!


Off-camera lighting and a powerful Lomography flash is the best way to get really spooky, pretty feaky, VERY GHOSTLY images. Find out more after the jump!

- a camera with a ‘bulb mode" (I used my La Sardina and my Diana F+ with an instant back)
- a flash (I used the Diana F+ Flash)
- a Buddy
- a tripod
- a really dark spot ( I couldn’t find a really dark one, so semi-dark would work too)
- a cable release makes things a little easier

1. Set up your camera on the tripod and frame your shot. If using a cable release, attach it an open the shutter. Remember to set it on bulb mode or you might get black images (shivers)!

2. Sneak your way into the frame and use your flash to fire light at yourself. Try firing from different angles to get freaky results. These are some of mine:

You may not get exactly the same-looking pictures, but guaranteed they would be freaky and spooky in their own unique way!

Great trick to use with Halloween is just a teensy bit away. Get flashing!

Treak or treat!

written by awfullysasha on 2011-10-04 #gear #tutorials #camera #halloween #lighting #horror #tipster #flash #diana-flash #freaky #quickie-tipster #la-sardina

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  1. blinghaha
    blinghaha ·

    Love it! I tried this with myth lc-a+… and have recently discovered it can do bulb shots if you put the1600 over the light meter so will try a few more of these shots after looking at yours!:)

  2. houda21
    houda21 ·

    This is great thanks! Just wondering if you used the Diana flash in all of the pictures in the article?

  3. awfullysasha
    awfullysasha ·

    @houda21 thanks! Yep! Diana flash in all. Except the Third photo with the pink girl and blue swiggle. The pink light is still the Diana flash but the blue swiggle was a flashlight I got from a dollar store.

  4. jaydeepee
    jaydeepee ·

    another one! (taken on same day/with same person)

  5. foodeanz
    foodeanz ·

    nice tipster!!!

  6. zarzipan
    zarzipan ·

    Cannot wait to try this! Just bought a tripod, hopefully this weekend!

  7. awfullysasha
    awfullysasha ·

    @zarzipan let us know how they turned out! Haha, all the best. Have fun! :)

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