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Ghosts in the Graveyard! Halloween Photo Shoot!

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This has been my favorite Halloween project this year!  And I love Halloween!
Ghosts in the Graveyard--a Halloween Photo Shoot!


 
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Step 1: Old-Timey Photoshoot!

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The first thing we did was take 376 pictures.

Well, lets back up.  I told my kids what I wanted to do.  Surprisingly, they were all on board!  Even the 4 year old!  Yay!
So we dressed them up.  I picked church clothes that looked the most old-timey.  And the boys wore some bow ties that I hot glued together.   The boys had vests...the girl had an old school dress and dark gray tights.  Pretty plain.

Then we found some accessories.  Old keys, a vintage pocketwatch and a lacy parasol.  

Then we trekked around our neighborhood...with me in a hoodie and yoga pants...looking for great picturesque places...and the little cemetery a mile across the road from us.  (yes, we walked...we are a 1 car household)

Then I would take pictures with my kids in them...then they would come stand by me and I would take a few of just the background.
The best part about this photoshoot is that I didn't need all my kids to smile at the same time!  :)  I just told them to look kind of sad...and we got some great shots!

Step 2: Pixlr time!

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I am a photoshop girl.  I've used it since high school...I think that's when the cavemen first invented photoshop for pc's.  Anyways.
I decided to try out pixlr...and I love it!
It's free...so super bonus there!  And it navigates basically the same as photoshop, so it didn't take me long to figure things out!
So, try it!

I loaded in 2 pictures.  One with my children in it...and one of the plain background!
doodlecraft (author)  builddoll1 year ago
Thanks! This would be perfect if there was an old dilapidated house nearby to take pictures at! :) I'm a Halloween freak too!
which pixlr did you install? when i went to install it there where 3 types
Pixlr editor
pixlr express
pixlr -o-matic
which one should i use????
doodlecraft (author)  TeganJovanka1 year ago
I used Pixlr editor...the advanced one.
ok thanks.
sorry i was confused as there where different types...
That looks great! And that is awesome that they were willing to sit through 376 pictures! My brothers never wanted to even sit through the few we did when we did Christmas Photos.
doodlecraft (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
Thanks! Ya, I think my kids are used to me...now they ask "can we just take 200 pictures today?"...too funny!
This is one of the best. I am going to use this edit to make a family portrait for our party.

The old fashion clothing was a great touch.
doodlecraft (author)  WhatWasIthinking1 year ago
Thanks! Yeah, we intend on doing some family pics too! And the old fashion clothes were the icing on the cake! :)
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