tMany people struggle with taking good photos and rightfully so – it’s hard to get up for a photo on command. With that said, Halloween provides a perfect opportunity to not only showcase your creativity but also find easy ways to capture you in a variety of opportunities.

If you work for a company, chances are others will be dressing up, hosting costume contests or having some sort of festive lunch or happy hour event. Photos in these scenarios are ideal because there will be plenty of people taking photos of each other and likely you if you decide to dress up and if you manage to take a group shot and are worried about using friends/colleagues in your photos, it makes it easier to hide their identity if they have a mask or makeup to cover them up. If you manage to go to a friend’s Halloween party later in the night or that weekend, you get another opportunity to dress up. Additionally, it’s much easier to ask a stranger to take a photo of you on a day like this because photos will be flying all over the place.

The old adage show me don’t tell me couldn’t be more true than on this day. It’s one thing to list or express hobbies, interests and fandom but capturing it in a photo is much easier to do on Halloween. Have an affinity for a show, artist or cultural reference? Display it here. Halloween provides a level of excuse to wear something you wouldn’t feel comfortable 364 other days of the year. Don’t let this day go to waste.

Show your sarcasm and playfulness with some timely references like dressing up as a group of black turtle-neck wearing, blonde wigged Theranos lady – Elizabeth Holmes. Dress up as the second coming of the Messiah as WeWork former CEO Adam Neumann. 

For tips on how to take good photos for your online dating profile the other 364 days of the year, read this online dating photo primer for tips on what to use and what to avoid.