Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Vampire a Day... More on Vampire Blood-thirst


 A Vampire a Day... More on Vampire Blood-thirst


More blood... Vampires are too often seen as bloodthirsty creatures. After all, they are predators. Their survival translates into our their or our turning into vampires, ourselves.
"Messy" Copyright Alina Oswald, 2010. All Rights Reserved.


To photograph this aspect of the vampire, one can use props. Halloween stores have fake blood. It comes in various degrees of thickness. It is important for the fake blood to be somewhat thick, in order to drip down one's face not too fast but not too slow, either. It is also important to achieve what I call catch-lights in the blood streaming down one's face, in order to add a third dimension and... "action" to the image.

"Blood-thirst" Copyright Alina Oswald, 2010. All Rights Reserved.
Also, I think it's best to leave this shoot for last. Blood, even fake blood, drips and it can be somewhat messy. So, I usually make sure I have all my shots in, before I shoot the (fake) blood ones.

Here are some samples:


Thanks for visiting and happy vampire photo-shooting!
Alina Oswald
Author of Vampire Fantasies
www.alina-arts.com