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Ian Topham
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How easy is it to take a photograph that appears to have a ghost or anomalous effect upon it?  I think fully understanding how these photographs can be taken is the key to help identifying natural causes for many strange pictures, assuming there are natural causes.

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Easy

It's relatively easy. Long exposures are a clear danger. Many cameras have a 'night mode' that produces a flash followed by a long exposure. A lot of 'ghost' photos these days are simply shapes suggestive of human figures at, or beyond, the limit of resolution of the photo.

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Its really easy with the

Its really easy with the help of computers but you can fake them without.

You can also get accidental photos that look a bit "weird". I think if you really want to get something on film and you get a slightly odd photo you'll put it down as such without really thinking about it.

I haven't done a great deal of ghost hunting but i guess if you take a picture and people say its faked but it isn't then its their loss.

As i said in the introduction forum, if anyone has a site they want to investigate and they need or want a photographer let me know because i'd love to help out (i feel like i have to mention i don't charge)

Dave
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Anomalous Photographs

We have experimented with a number or reconstructions which Kim has posted some of elsewhere on this forum although there is a fakery section on our website where we have recreated some classic pictures. This does not mean to say the originals ARE fake (thats down to the individual) as we are purely showing that we can recreate it easily.

The easiest were a series we did with long exposure with no flash and the camera mounted on a tripod. Whatever the set exposure the stooge was in the frame for half of the exposure which resulted in a clear crisp yet transparent image.

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Anomalous Photographs

I think that photoshop is the friend of anybody who wants to fake a photograph as it's such a powerful package. However anomalous photographs can be taken by pure chance as we found on the original site when we were sent a photograph that appeared to show an apparition at the bottom of a garden. This has appeared on an older forum, but I am sure Ian or Neil can help me out with an image post?

 

Dave
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Taken with an ancient Canon

Taken with an ancient Canon EOS10 SLR 35mm.

Dave
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sorry can resize help??

sorry can resize help??

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whoops!!! Dave you know,

whoops!!!

Dave you know,  big is beautiful ;o)

Dave
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He he good job too Kim :)

He he good job too Kim :)

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I've condensed it a little

I've condensed it a little for you, Dave. :-)

Dave
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Thanks Neil

Thanks Neil



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