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How to Photograph a Spirit

Many moons ago, a wrinkly old photo popped out of nowhere that I'd taken.


I could see a white foggy glow behind me in the frame.


I recall that season of my life where I was quite depresso.


I remember that when I had teary moments, a feminine voice in my head picked me back up.


and it was a mix between a mother and a sporting coach.


I truly think that light energy in the frame was a guide I had acquired.


I haven't had, felt or sensed that energy again since then.


you see, some guides are assigned for a reason, a season and a lifetime.


in that scenario, it was evidently for a season.


but how do you photograph Spirit to see who's around you?

Photograph areas where you feel a strong presence


Just a word to the wise: Set an intention first by saying, "NAME, I'd like to photograph you as a form of validation that you're alright over there—please participate."


Here are some settings and steps to get started:


Choose the Right Equipment:

Use a digital camera with a high ISO setting for capturing images in low light. A smartphone camera can work too, especially with night mode enabled.


Set the Scene:

Create a calm and inviting atmosphere. Dim the lights, light some candles, and play soft, ambient music to encourage spiritual presence.


Adjust Camera Settings:

Set your camera to a high ISO setting (800 or above) to increase its sensitivity to light. Use a slow shutter speed to allow more light into the camera and capture any subtle movements. Turn off the flash to avoid harsh lighting that can obscure spiritual entities.


Choose the Right Time:

Early morning or late evening are often considered ideal times for capturing spiritual activity due to the quieter atmosphere and lower interference from electronic devices.


Focus on Spirit Hotspots:

Photograph areas where you feel a strong presence or where spiritual activity has been reported. This could be a specific room, a favorite chair, or a spot with sentimental value. (some people even shoot out the front of their house).


Take Multiple Shots: 

Spirits may only appear briefly or in certain conditions. Take several photos in quick succession to increase your chances of capturing something.


Use Burst Mode: 

If your camera has a burst mode, use it to take a series of photos rapidly. This can help capture any fleeting appearances.


Be Patient and Observant:

Sometimes, spiritual entities are shy or elusive. Be patient and pay attention to any changes in temperature, light anomalies, or feelings of presence.


Review Your Photos Carefully:

After your session, carefully review your photos for any anomalies. Look for orbs, misty shapes, or unexplained light sources.


Keep an Open Mind: 

Spirit photography is as much about intuition as it is about technology. Trust your feelings and be open to whatever you might capture or where you feel is inhabited by a Spirit.

Spirit photography can be a fun way to engage with Spirit and have eternal keepsakes to show and print for family members.


It can be irrevocable evidence you contacted the other side!


Don't forget your tickets to an upcoming live readings event where we do that (connect to the other side!)


Hear from loved ones and guides for a timely guidance message (with a bit of cheekiness).


About the Author | Cael O'Donnell

Cael O'Donnell is Australia's most in-demand Psychic - boasting a staggering following of 1.1 million raving fans. Cael's unique ability to weave the psychic with the tangible has garnered him a worldwide reputation as a true luminary in the realm of spiritual guidance. With a waiting list of 3 years, he now tours the globe and offers online events to help the lost and confused find hope - fast! He now tours Australia with an unforgettable show. See tour dates.

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