Photography: Ghosting in Photos

A while back when I was doing a series of photos on churches I decided to play with the idea of ghosting in images.  I had been looking at some books where the photographers had done whole series of mystical images with “ghosts” walking through their images.

So how do you do it?  It’s pretty easy really.

What you’ll need:

  • a camera with shutter priority (Tv) or manual options
  • a tripod
  • a remote shutter release or using the timer option on your camera
  • a fairly dark environment so you can use long shutter speeds

Once you have set your scene experiment with your subject moving through the image in different ways.  the great thing with digital work is that you can review the images and instruct your model to try something different to make adjustments in the shots.

You will see that each of these shots are 3 or more seconds long, that is why it is so important to have a tripod and set your shutter on timer or have a remote shutter release so there is no unwanted additional movement.

This is something I would love to have more fun with in the future.

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Fun with Panning
Light Painting

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