10 Halloween photo ideas for a spooktacular photoshoot

halloween photoshoot ideas
(Image credit: Stephen Portlock - Photos by Stephen)

With Halloween weekend nearly upon us, we are well and truly in the midst of spooky season. Whether you love the opportunity to get dressed up as your favorite creepy character, use it as an excuse to indulge in the most frightening horror flicks or think you're a dab hand when it comes to pumpkin carving, Halloween is the perfect time to plan a spooky shoot. 

A good Halloween shoot doesn’t need to be extravagant - while it would look incredible to hire out a castle and all the ghost stories that go with it, you can create some really striking Halloween images using your local area. The most simple backdrops are sometimes the best; a narrow cobbled street or a wall of black bricks are perfect locations for a Halloween shoot so get out and see what your local areas has to offer. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.