Let's talk about creating a mood.
I enjoy making creepy/unsettling photos, but I'm not very good at it. What are some good techniques for making some creepy stuff? Lighting tricks? Camera angles? Processing? What do you do? What are some of your fears, that, if they showed up in a photo, would make you uncomfortable?
Also, post some examples of your best creepy shots, and your favourite photographers that make creepy stuff. OP is a photo by William Eggleston, who is about the only creepy photographer I know. (Not like Uncle Terry creepy, but like, the photos make you feel a bit uncomfortable for no reason.)
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pic maybe somewhat related?
Yeah, I'd call that somewhat creepy. The weird colours are probably the main factor in that, but the great expression and the necklace really pull it together. (Sorry, I know that was pretty obvious, but I'm just trying to dissect the photo and it helps me to write it down.)
I'm not really sure that weird crop (where her whole elbow is not in frame) is helping the mood or not. Opinions?
By this I obviously mean that my photo education is lacking. But his photos tend to just give off a creepy vibe, if you look at a bunch of them in a row.
Any suggestions for photographers I should look up that are better than him? I know they're out there.
I once eliminated pupils in some pics it was fun.
Anyone remember these creepy as fuck pics of little girls with makeup on sitting in front of a pie and an adult hand on their shoulder? Was looking for that series a while ago but couldn't find it.
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Easy, have a simple image then something. A single thing that offsets the image. Creates a sense of desperation in the image. Even if it is multiple things they must have a single theme or concept.
chec out todd hido. maybe not straightforward creepy, but definitely knows how to create dark mood.
oh his model series in hotels have been defined as "creepy" by betas and some women, because they suppossedly give off a rapey/whore murderer vibe.
Man, this guy is pretty good, just browsing the top Google images results. I'll have a better look later when I have WiFi, but I really dig the mood he creates. Thanks for the suggestion!
I think I get what you're saying here. Something that just totally throws off the balance of a normal image? I'll give it a try next time I get to shoot. (Which will be as soon I learn all this thermodynamics -_-)