I had the opportunity to attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom on Friday night September 30th and I was on a mission to capture a special photo of the Haunted Mansion Dancing Ballroom Ghosts in Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade. I saw them last year at my first Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and I was amazed at their twirling, haunting dance. I wanted to figure out how to capture a photo of the Dancing Ghosts that conveyed the haunting motion of their goulish dance. I read up on techniques of how to capture motion using a flash with a combination of rear curtain sync (the flash fires at just as the shutter is closing which helps create ghostly see through images and then a solid image) and a slow shutter speed (induces blur into the photograph). Here are a few of the images that I was able to capture. My favorite one is a the beginning of this article. Please let me know which photo number is your favorite in the comments. Boo-to-You this Halloween!
Now for those photo geeks out there, here are the technical details of the opening photo:
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Nikkor 18 to 200mm Photo taken at 34mm
Shutter: 1/6 sec
Exposure: 0 ev
Flash Nikon SB600 set to Rear Curtain Sync and Slow Shutter Speed
Until next time—keep taking pictures!
Keep Dreaming Big!
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