The annual Zombiewalk in Toronto is an amazing event for photographers. In no other public situation are so many people willing and eager to have their photos taken. I’m always impressed with the creativity these zombies put into their costumes, everything from subversively comical to classy to terrifying.
For this photoshoot, I purposely underexposed each photo by 2/3 stop, then treated each photo with HDR (high dynamic range) processing for a dark and gritty effect.
My favourite zombies include the Mickey Mouse zombie, the Charlie Chaplin zombie, and the 8-bit zombies.
I’d never heard of the annual Zombiewalk, but what a feast for a photographer! While the zombies are busy shambling around and eating brains, they’re also very eager to have their photos taken. This is rightly so, since the creativity they put into their makeup and costumes is remarkable.
I took a tip from the photographer’s meetup I was part of and underexposed each photo to give them a creepier look. I also put them through HDR (high dynamic range) photo processing, even though that’s intended for combining bracketed exposures, to give the final photos a grittier effect.
My favourites include the girl with the different coloured eyes, the surgeon zombie, and the pregnant nun with the zombie baby (sick, I know, but that’s kinda the point, so, well done).
I also made a little video: