how to photograph a ghost
HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH A GHOST
Control the lighting.
Light cast from multiple sources will make it difficult to deter-mine which effects are optical and which are supernatural. If the haunted location is indoors, control the sources of lightingby closing doors, shutting curtains, and reducing the numberof interior lights that are on so that it is clear what light is,or isn’t, coming from the expected sources in the room. Foroutdoor locations, avoid taking photographs facing into or ata 90-degree angle from the sun or a bright moon, as this may cause lens flare. Attach a lens hood to your camera.
Bring an assistant/witness.
Ask one or more other people to accompany you to help watch for paranormal activity at the site, and to serve asadditional witnesses once it occurs. Give each a camera tohelp document the event.
Bring audio and video recorders.
Set up audio and video recorders at the haunted site to fur-ther document what transpires and provide corroboratingevidence to your photography. Leave them running at alltimes to capture unexpected events.
Use film cameras.
Though digital pictures allow you to see the image immedi-ately, the use of traditional film provides you with both thenegative and the final print to refer to. Also, not only aredigital images easier to deliberately tamper with, they arealso more prone to natural optical artifacts that can be mis-taken for ghosts, raising the possibility that your work willbe dismissed by skeptics. Set the cameras to the fastest rapid