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Have a Ghostly Time!

Jerome Arizona Ghost Hunting Photography

Check out the activity (pictured above) near The Ghost City Inn in the center of the image in the sky. We lightened the sky a bit to see the orbs or apparitions flying above The Bed and Breakfast.

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Jerome Arizona Ghost Hunting Photography

Ghost Hunting at the Ghost City Inn

Jerome Arizona Ghost Hunting Photography – Book your room at The Ghost City Inn for a fabulously haunted stay. The entities that call this bed and breakfast home are playful and have a sense of humor.

There is nothing to fear in this fun, playful town. You will enjoy great photography and ghost-hunting opportunities. Don’t be startled when your ceiling fan suddenly turns on like ours did. Don’t panic when while sitting entirely and still, things fall out of your deepest pocket as if someone put their hand inside and pulled them out! It is just the apparitions who reside there playing their little games. We had a blast with them. Check our images and see what we have captured.

While staying here, you will be located near the town center within walking distance to the Haunted Hamburger, where you absolutely must go. We have to say this was one of our most outrageously good nights. Excuse us if we sound like that 80’s California beach character. Words cannot describe our amusement in this vibrant town with its excellent paranormal activity and excitement at every corner. We could not stop smiling during this newfound experience of this small country town with a trillion tons of character.

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Paranormal Activity around the town of Jerome, Arizona

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Camera Gear and Settings Information

Jerome Arizona Ghost Hunting Photography

DSLR Camera Lens: this area 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, which is also 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. As long as we get our evidence, it doesn’t always have to look pretty. Some of our lower-end camera images above are filled with grain, but we got what we were after.

Gear:  Bring your tripod, infrared filter, infrared 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.

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When to Go: Any time is sufficient, but traditionally the best results have been documented after 9 p.m. This is a tourist town!! Midweek any time of year is best. Summer can get very hot. We like Halloween time the best for this location.

Cameras: A basic DSLR Can be used for night photography but cannot see in absolute darkness. You must bring a light source of some kind for focusing and lighting.

Full Spectrum Digital Camera: – This camera takes quality Full Spectrum photos and video. They have been professionally modified to accept deeper Ultraviolet (UV) and Infrared (IR) light to allow photos deep into the usually unseen light spectrum. It features an easy-to-use interface with plenty of features to make your job easier and capture evidence more effectively.

As with all cameras, this is best used with an external light source such as a UV light, IR light, or Full Spectrum (white) light.

Infrared (IR) Digital Camera: – Takes quality IR photos and video with the convenience and ease of a compact digital camera

Camera Settings: For basic DSLR photography, our goal is capturing activity, not high-quality images in general, so we will do a few things a little out of the ordinary. Set your ISO as high as you can for very dark locations. You cannot shoot a DSLR in total darkness. You will need some light sources, such as a flashlight, church lights, or a full moon. Use your tripod and set your camera to manual mode. Set your ISO very high, depending on how much light you have. You can go much higher on your higher-end cameras, but the higher you go, the more grain you will get. Again, it’s not always about avoiding grain or digital noise here. Set your aperture to the lowest f-number;  then scroll your shutter speed until the meter reads center zero. Now you are set. You should be about several seconds on your shutter speed. You can light things up with a flashlight if you do not have enough light.

EMF Meters: Measure fluctuations in electromagnet fields (or EM fields). These fields are a direct result of electrical appliances in a home, cell phones, power lines outside, and even solar activity and weather fluctuations. 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.

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Jerome Arizona Ghost Hunting Photography

Jerome, Arizona – Jerome is about 100 miles (160 km) north of Phoenix and 45 miles (72 km) southwest of Flagstaff along Arizona State Route 89A between Sedona to the east and Prescott to the west.

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The Ghost City Inn – Stay nowhere else! 541 Main Street (HWY 89A), Jerome, AZ 86331 • Toll-Free (888) 634-4678 • E-Mail • Reservations

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THIS IS ALSO DARK SKY, MILKY WAY PHOTOGRAPHY TERRITORY

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How to Shoot Milky Way and Night Sky Photography

What you will need:

Light pollution map – light pollution map

Camera – You will need a camera to control your ISO, shutter speed, and aperture manually.

Lens – A fast wide-angle lens of 1.4 – 2.8 is ideal. If you use a 3.5 or higher (slower lens), you will have to increase the ISO. The higher the ISO, the more grain or digital noise or grain in your photos.

Tripod – A good sturdy tripod is essential for night photography. If it gets windy, you will need a sturdy one. Keep that in mind; when you buy one, it should be sturdy enough to withstand the wind but small enough to fit in your suitcase.

Sky Map – Sky Guide is available through the iTunes Store for $1.99. It has a 5 out of 5-star rating on both the current (3.2) version (1200+ ratings) and all previous versions (8600+ ratings).

Flashlight –  Our choice is Coast brand for flashlights. The ideal flashlight will have high lumens, and you will be able to zoom in and out on the amount of light emitting from the flashlight. Get the HP7, PX45, or the G50. Ideally, go with the  HP7.

Moon Phaze Map – The best time to go is during a new moon, and you want to be in the darkest area possible. The week before the new moon, when the moon has not risen, is a perfect time to go, so check the moonrise chart to see when the moon will be up.

Remote Shutter Release – When painting with light and you want to go over a 30-second exposure, you must have a shutter release to use your bulb mode. When exposing your pictures in general, you can use the remote release, or you can use your camera’s built-in two-second timer.

Use a Tripod – First, you must be on a tripod. A good sturdy tripod is necessary if it is windy. If the tripod moves, your picture will blur.

Focus – Use live view. Use your camera’s live view to focus in the dark, hit the zoom button, and focus on a bright star. You can also use the infinity setting on your lens but do several test shots to see if it is accurate. It can be off a little on some lenses. You can also light it up with a flashlight, focus, then gently, without touching the focus ring, put the camera in manual focus so it will not search for the focus. Each time you move your camera to take your next angel, you would have to do this.

Camera Settings

ISO – Start with ISO 1600 – 3200. This is just a common starting point, and you will adjust from here.

Shutter Speed – Remember, the earth is rotating. If you leave the shutter open for too long, you will see star trails that will not make for a crisp image. We want crisp non-star trail images. Here is the formula to avoid star trails. The 500 rule – Divide 500 by the focal length of your lens. So, if you have a 24mm lens on a full-frame camera, you will set your shutter speed to 20 sec. (500/24 = 20.83). If you are using a crop sensor camera, first do the math of the crop sensor to find the focal length. Cannon is 1.6, and Nikon is 1.5. Convert to full-frame focal length, then use the formula. Nikon 18mm x 1.5= 27mm – 500/27 = 18.51 seconds.

Aperture – Depth of field isn’t critical in these shots, but letting the light into the camera is; therefore, you should shoot wide open. If the depth of field is essential to you, try not to go too high. (wide open =the lowest aperture your camera will allow). You will have to increase the ISO some, which will give you digital noise.

White balance suggestion: Use live view mode to change your white balance settings and see what it will look like. You can shoot in shade or cloud mode as a standard-setting and adjust things later.

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