You can scan the aisles of shops for Halloween spooks, but they mean nothing until the props are in your own hands, along with a camera or cell phone.
The twilight in your neighborhood can take on sinister tones, your Halloween decor can haunt you, a single candlelight can project mood and atmosphere.
Here's some ways to take spooky shots this season and feel as if you participated in the season with a new eye. Share them on social media. Spread the happiness.
In the case of Michael Myers (below), a flashlight shined near the mask made one side light, the other was in the darkness of the outdoors.
To get this lighting for my "Bird Lady" makeup (above), I stood in the end of a dark hallway and a bit of street light coming in a picture window light just parts of the face. Sometimes, you have to wander around in the dark to find the light.
Simple single candlelight can give that gothic vibe -
In a low light, move very quickly as you take the shot and you blur - this gives a ghostly effect. This one I call "The Demon"