Ghost Hunting and Paranormal Photography
Check out our How to Shoot Ghost Hunting Photography below, and then be sure to head over to our Ghost Hunting Photography Hot Spots for a blood-curdling good time. Don’t forget to protect yourself when you go ghost hunting yourself. Command that all being stay behind and not follow you home. If you have a good ghost hunting location with a good video or still shots of the site, we would love to publish your work with full credits. We protect our authors by watermarking your images, we are right-clicked disabled, and we only use your work here. Nowhere else. Except maybe in the afterlife. —Ghost Photography.
Where to Ghost Hunt – Ghost Photography
• Churches • Graveyards • Battlefields • Historic Sites • Old Hotels
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Paranormal Photography – Ghost Hunting Photography
Paranormal photography has been a point of controversy since the 1800s. It includes capturing paranormal phenomena in images. We are searching for documenting and showing evidence of ghosts, orbs and apparitions, ectoplasms or vortexes, and anything not of this world in our pictures. Many people dismiss paranormal photography and videos, but it can still be considered a legitimate field of study. Inexplicable images such as orbs, ectoplasms, or vortexes appear in many photographs during our hunts.
Some standard terms and things to consider bringing whilst Ghost Hunting. Digital and analog audio recorder: Capture any unexplained noises and electronic voice phenomena. Orb: Unexpected, circular in nature, artifacts that occur in photography. EMF Meters: Measure fluctuations in electromagnet fields (or EM fields). Apparition – a ghost or ghostlike image of a person. Paranormal refers to something beyond the range of typical human experience or scientific explanation.
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How To Shoot Ghost Hunting Photography
Lens: Ghost hunting is a wide-angle lens activity, but you ideally need a lens with an open aperture of 2.8 or below. The higher-end cameras will allow you to go to a very high ISO with less noise, so they are ideal. If you don’t have a high-end camera, any camera will do. After all, we are not going for super high-quality images here. We are going for super high amounts of paranormal activity instead.
Gear: Bring your tripod, infrared filter, illuminating light, and shutter release. Bring your driver’s license just in case the police question you. Be prepared for that. Be sure there aren’t any NO TRESPASSING signs where you are, and you should be okay. There is a list of equipment below that you should consider purchasing.
Ghost Photography – Paranormal Photography – Capturing Ghostly Images
How To Shoot Ghost Hunting Photography
Camera Gear and Settings Information
When to Go: Anytime is fine, but traditionally the best results have been documented after 9 p.m. To save money, buy a regular light and a red silk flower and gorilla tape the flower over the light. Voila, a red light.
What to bring: Bring your tripod and your infrared filter along with your infrared illuminating light and your shutter release. Bring your driver’s license just in case the police question you. Be prepared for that. Be sure there aren’t any NO TRESPASSING signs where you are, and you should be okay. Here is a list of different things you can purchase for your ghost hunting photography adventures.
A DSLR Camera: Can be used for Ghost Hunting Photography but cannot see in the dark ultimately. You can use a red light to illuminate the area or bring a flashlight for focusing, and you can quickly obtain apparitions if you can stand the insidious invasion of the paranormal.
Full Spectrum Digital Camera: – Takes quality Full Spectrum photos and video. They have been professionally modified to accept deeper Ultraviolet (UV) and Infrared (IR) light to allow pictures deep into the usually unseen light spectrum. Best used with an external infrared light source.
Infrared (IR) Digital Camera: – Takes quality IR photos and video with the convenience and ease of a compact digital camera with a built-in infrared light source.
DSLR Camera Lens:
This is a wide-angle lens event, but you ideally need a lens with an open aperture, such as 2.8 or below. The higher-end cameras will allow you to go to a very high ISO with less noise, so they are ideal. If you don’t have a high camera, any camera will do. After all, we are not going for super high-quality images here. We are going for super high amounts of paranormal activity that we can document. It doesn’t always have to look pretty as long as we get our evidence. Some of our lower-end camera images above are filled with grain, but we got what we were after.
Ghost Hunting Camera Settings
For basic DSLR Photography, our goal is to capture activity, not necessarily, always super high quality, so that we will do a few things a little out of the ordinary.
- You must use a tripod when shooting in a dark area.
- Set your camera to manual mode.
- Put your camera on the 2-second timer, or use a cable release.
- Set your ISO very high for very dark locations. This lets more light into the camera. Set it much lower if you are outside and have some light sources, such as the moon. You cannot shoot a DSLR in total darkness. You will need some light sources such as church light, a full moon, or red light in the back of a room. Set your ISO depending on how much light you have. Again, it’s not always about avoiding grain or digital noise here. ISO 100 for outdoors in graveyards with light. ISO 6400 for very dark areas or interiors.
- Set your aperture to the lowest; it will go such (ex. 2.8) to let more light in if needed. If you need some depth of field, set the aperture a little higher. You cannot go too much higher in the darkness since the higher the number, the less light will come into the camera. Scroll your shutter speed until the meter reads center zero. You can take some test shots and adjust from there.
Measure fluctuations in electromagnet fields (or EM fields). These fields directly result from electrical appliances in a home, cell phones, power lines outside, and even fluctuations in solar activity and weather. Beyond that, a primary theory in the paranormal world is that entities can manipulate these fields in their attempt to manifest themselves or interact with our world. When your meter goes off, do a long exposure on your tripod.
Focusing in the Dark
Now you are set. If you do not have enough light or if your camera will not focus, take a flashlight and light up a single subject in the picture. (Don’t blast light all over; you will disturb who it is you are there to find.) Put the camera’s focus point on the area you have lit up. Turn your flashlight off when you see the camera has obtained focus, and the two-second timer starts. The camera will now take the shot. Set your camera to manual focus without touching the focus ring. Take several pictures without moving your camera. Every time you do different photos, you will have to refocus the same way again.
Another way to obtain focus in darker areas is to turn on live view. Hit your zoom button and zoom in on something lit. Expose your image. When you zoom in, the camera can see it better to grab focus.
Vortexes come through the church window.
Paranormal Pam’s boyfriend Henry reveals himself only when the image is lightened days later.
Green orbs were everywhere on this hunt.