When to Go: Any time is fine 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 it cannot see in the 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 normally unseen spectrum of light. It features an easy to use interface with plenty of features to make your job easier and capturing evidence more effective.
As with all cameras, this is best used with the aid of 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 super high-quality images in general so that 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, it will go to such as 2.8 then scroll your shutter speed until the meter reads center zero. Now you are set. You should be about several second on your shutter speed. If you do not have enough light, you can light things up with a flashlight.
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 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.