Ghost Photography & Ghost Pictures

Ghost Photography & Ghost PicturesInformation About Ghost Photography & Ghost Pictures
Ghost photography is the capture of unexplainable anomalies by a camera to produce ghost pictures or video. Photographing ghosts can be difficult, and sometimes, frustrating, especially, when one is trying to capture a paranormal experience for the first time in picture. A camera at any given time may photograph a ghost in picture. But, it is impossible to know when that paranormal moment may come. So, the standard practice among investigators is to take a lot of photographs and hope you find a ghost in one of them.
Will Film or Digital Cameras Photograph Ghosts?
Ghosts have been captured on instant, Polaroid film, 35mm film, Infrared film and by digital memory. Today, most ghost pictures are being recorded by digital camera, as it gives the picture taker instant results and can be uploaded to a computer for more detailed viewing of the ghost pictures taken. Some traditional ghost hunters still prefer the 35mm camera, as the digital versions seem to pick up more dust orbs than their forerunner. If you choose to use 35mm film cameras, it may be nice to use two cameras for comparison: one with Infrared, high speed film, and the other with ordinary ASA 400 high speed film (both in black & white). Paranormal phenomena that is invisible to the naked eye will appear on the Infra-red film only; and the image will not be on the regular ASA 400 film. Of course, infrared film is tricky to handle and store. This requires an experienced photographer and is the primary reason most ghost hunters will opt to use digital cameras over their 35mm predecessors. And the use of digital, full spectrum cameras allows ghost investigators the ability to see both the visible, Near Infrared and Near Ultraviolet light spectrums.
Ghost Pictures As Evidence
The sheer volume of ghost pictures being photographed around the world may be the best evidence yet of ghosts. Ghost pictures are often verification of personal experiences with ghosts for many people. Yet, some ghost pictures are easily explained away through non-paranormal phenomenon. On this page, we have provided some links to false ghost pictures as an example of what to look for. Read Ghost Pictures & Exif Data to understand how a digital camera may sometimes produce false results and how we can learn what is happening with our camera.
Different Types of Ghost Pictures
Let’s investigate what real ghost pictures are versus spirit pictures. Even though ghost photography is often referred to as “spirit photography” or “spiritography,” true ghost photography should not be readily confused with thought photographypsychic photography, or the spirit photographs of spiritualists from around 100 hundred years ago. Many were tricksters who would hold séances for money, and fake various spiritual experiences for their paying customers. Often times, they would create double-exposure photographs of ghosts posing with them, etc., to “prove” their own spiritual abilities. Investigators unmasked these so-called “spirit mediums,” revealing many of their "manifestations" and “spirit pictures” to be nothing more than parlor tricks and good sleight-of-hand.