Halloween is the time of year to dress up, have some fun and embrace the spookier side of things with family and friends. The colorful fall backdrop and wacky costume parties make this the perfect opportunity to capture some instant photographs with your Polaroid camera. We’ve collected together a few top tips on how to make the most of your instant photos this Halloween weekend. And don’t forget to keep your photos warm as they develop if you’re out doing some trick or treating.
“I’ve been trying for this shot the past two years! There’s never been a time when at least one of them looking at the camera but I finally got the shot right before we are going to carve pumpkins and go trick-or-treating at the park. This was the last pack film and photo I had too. My costume for this year will be Batman. I’d suggest using color film to really capture the bright costumes.” – Larry Tellez
“One morning I woke up and I swear I saw the image of Jesus Christ in my scrambled egg staring right back up at me, and I felt compelled to create this artwork. I’m going to dress up as Carrie this Halloween. Just gonna pour peri-peri hot sauce all over my face. Whatever you do for Halloween make sure to indulge in a bit of voodoo” – Andrew Millar
“I have a great admiration for the old masters of the black and white cinema. I just love the eerie and creepy atmospheres. You can learn a lot from these old movies in regards of lightning. My halloween costume has to be one that doesn’t restrict my arms too much so I can still take spooky instant shots during the Halloween party! Try creating a sequence of pictures and tell a short ‘terrifying’ story” – Alice Adrenochrome
“My son inspired me to take this photo as he does many others. He was playing outside and there was a scattering of beautiful leaves on the grass. It was the right spot at the right moment. This year I’ll be a cat for Halloween and he will be dressing up as Mickey Mouse. Keep your eye out for those lovely spontaneous moments and make sure to have your camera ready at all times! – Nicole Valadez
“I was photographing the 2015 Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever Cemertry for the website LATACO.com. During this time of year I have my Polaroid camera with me to capture something a bit unusual. My family would like to dress up like the kids from the Purge movies and hand out candy. Look for something unique and different. Halloween is a best time of year to capture that.” – Erwin Recinos
“I’m a huge fan of Hamlet so I bought a fake skull some years ago that I called Yorick and started a series of instant photographs with it. I’ve got a thing for skulls. Last year we shot some portraits of my friends lurching into a sofa with a skeleton on B&W film and it was a perfect fit! I once dressed as Robert Smith and that was fun, but usually I just paint my nails black for the occasion. I think the most important thing is to have fun!” – Milky Marion
“The term Fembot describes a series of powerful and deadly life-like androids, designed and created by former OSI scientist, Dr. Franklin. When seeing the black and yellow duo-chrome for the first time I got that 50’s/60’s film noir scary movie poster feel so I thought it would look great on some freaky & bizarre photos. I hope to dress as Maskatron this year! Don’t be scared to shield your photos” – Paul Lindeboom