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Spooky stuff

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Pulsar124
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Message edited at 07/10/2013, 10:24:49 AM by Pulsar124
It's partly shameless self-promotion :) , and partly sharing a success story. My IT photos are the best sellers by far, but the next after that comes my spooky photograph (6 sold so far):

   Nightmare   

I have recently uploaded two more photos along the same lines; fingers crossed for good sales for them as well:

   Our fears are hiding in shadows   

   Levitation   

Let's share all the spooky photos in this thread! We can also share the tricks/techniques here.
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Luvemak
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Message posted at 07/10/2013, 10:48:25 AM by Luvemak
Love these!!! Often thought I'd like to try this, but my compositing skills are not that great. I'm assuming you used compositing anyway! ;)
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Pulsar124
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Message posted at 07/10/2013, 10:51:43 AM by Pulsar124
Compositing - you mean using more than one photograph, and photoshop? Indeed, that's what I did. But I am improving: in the last photo, I only used two photographs, and probably ~5 minutes of photoshop work (it took a lot of planning though). The kid was actually in the air in one photo, and the shadow is the actual shadow, without any modifications.
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Pulsar124
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Message edited at 07/10/2013, 13:57:59 PM by Pulsar124
In case anyone is interested: these are the two original photos used for my last spooky photo:

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Luvemak
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Message posted at 07/10/2013, 11:02:23 AM by Luvemak
They are cool no matter how you did it! Yes, I meant using more than one image. There was recently a Creative Live class on compositing and I just didn't think I'd have the patience to do all of that work post!
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Message posted at 07/10/2013, 11:38:00 AM by Robinstockphotos
I do this a lot too, combining photos. :)
It is fun and sells better than simple photos. Well hey, try a blue lighting in your photos. I heard that usually works good with horror emotions.
Make a pale white girl flying above the bed maybe, with windows and lightning in the background, shot from a lower angle.
I get my ideas mainly from Discovery's haunting programmes. ;)
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Pulsar124
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Message edited at 07/10/2013, 12:15:10 PM by Pulsar124

Originally posted by Robinstockphotos:
Quoted Message: They are cool no matter how you did it! Yes, I meant using more than one image. There was recently a Creative Live class on compositing and I just didn`t think I`d have the patience to do all of that work post!


Actually, with a good planning (meaning drawing pictures, taking lots of shots), post-processing can be very simple - as I mentioned, my third photo had ~5 minutes of PP (basically, I had to draw a stitching curve between the two photos carefully).
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Pulsar124
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Message posted at 07/10/2013, 12:16:02 PM by Pulsar124

Originally posted by Robinstockphotos:
Quoted Message: I do this a lot too, combining photos. :)It is fun and sells better than simple photos. Well hey, try a blue lighting in your photos. I heard that usually works good with horror emotions.Make a pale white girl flying above the bed maybe, with windows and lightning in the background, shot from a lower angle.I get my ideas mainly from Discovery`s haunting programmes. ;)


You have to post some of them here!
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Fred11
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Message posted at 07/10/2013, 14:50:50 PM by Fred11
Reminds me of a Japanese film called the Ring. Good stuff.
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Pulsar124
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Message posted at 07/10/2013, 14:59:03 PM by Pulsar124

Originally posted by Fred11:
Quoted Message: Reminds me of a Japanese film called the Ring. Good stuff.


Or "Grudge" - we watched all 4 movies :).
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Fred11
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Message posted at 07/10/2013, 23:59:37 PM by Fred11

Originally posted by Pulsar124:
Quoted Message: Or "Grudge" - we watched all 4 movies :).


Yes thats the one. The grudge, spooky film indeed.
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Melonstone
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Message posted at 07/11/2013, 02:06:04 AM by Melonstone
I liked the top one so much I've added it to my Scarily Freaky collection!
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Pulsar124
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Message posted at 07/11/2013, 08:40:22 AM by Pulsar124

Originally posted by Melonstone:
Quoted Message: I liked the top one so much I`ve added it to my Scarily Freaky collection!


Thanks!

Who else here has spooky photos in their portfolios? Post them here!
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Nikon4004
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Message posted at 07/11/2013, 09:06:34 AM by Nikon4004
Creepy!
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Suyerry
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Message posted at 07/11/2013, 17:01:55 PM by Suyerry
Great work....Love them. I like to mix photos also to make them more interesting.
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Grisho
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Message posted at 07/11/2013, 17:58:23 PM by Grisho - member is an admin
Great images! Really creepy photos like these are a niche worth exploring, I bet they will sell well :)
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Pulsar124
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Message posted at 07/11/2013, 19:56:43 PM by Pulsar124
And they also fun to make!
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Parkinsonsniper
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Message posted at 07/12/2013, 04:16:03 AM by Parkinsonsniper
The first one reminds me of one of the best horror movies of history, "The Exorcist". Even the name give me the chills. Great works and you are covering an un-saturated area of stock photography. Congrats
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