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The Watcher in the Woods remake

By on 15 March, 2014 in Photography

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The Watcher in the Woods remake is an homage photograph to what I think is an excellent children’s  horror movie. The story behind this was a photo competition with theme of Movie Title. I got my daughters to dress up, didn’t have to ask twice, and come along into the woods behind our house. I found a spot with some great natural light falling in between the trees. And the result is here…

Image of the watcher in the woods, a light shining towards two girls.

The Setup

A tripod was setup in front of my children with a Nikon SB900 speed light on top pointing towards the camera. On my Nikon D7000 I used the build-in flash in commander mode to trigger the opposite flash remotely. Then I dialled down the exposure to get a better mood effect. And voila, a reasonably good attempt to create the atmosphere of the watcher in the woods.

The Watcher in the Woods

When a normal American family moves into a beautiful old English house in a wooded area, strange, paranormal appearances befall them in this interesting twist to the well-known haunted-house tale. Their daughter Jan sees, and daughter Ellie hears, the voice of a young teenage girl who mysteriously disappeared during a total solar eclipse decades before…

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