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How to Make Long-Lasting Halloween Memories

The top 10 Halloween photos that will make your Halloween memories complete.

Halloween is typically the biggest holiday of the year for taking, developing and uploading photos - even more so than Christmas!

Heather Maddan, chief storyteller for the Internet-based photo and personal publishing site Shutterfly, compiled a special list of must-take Halloween photos to tell the perfect - or spookiest - Halloween tale from start to finish this year.

So, when reaching for that camera this Halloween, keep this list of photo-taking tips in mind, and create some Halloween memories that will last forever.

DON'T FORGET to snap a great photo of your child in his or her Halloween costume and upload it to Gilroy Patch for a chance to win a trip to New York City or Los Angeles to meet Heidi Klum, our celebrity judge! We can't wait to see your photos!

The Top 10 Photos to Take this Halloween

1. The Costume - Take a photo of the outfit that makes the cut while out shopping, or the inspiration for the Halloween attire.

2. The Pumpkin - Get a picture at the pumpkin patch or carving the jack o’ lantern.

3. The Transformation - Costume and makeup help a person get into character. Take a before picture, and an after.

4. Set the Scene - From cotton spider webs to blow-up ghosts, wire cats to smoking caldrons, capture a shot of the night’s décor.

5. The Night Sky - Set the mood with an image of the full moon, ominous clouds or shining stars.

6. Trick-or-Treating - Whether you are on passing-out-treats duty, or going door-to-door, get a photo of costumed sweet-seekers with their bags of loot.

7. Parties/Festivities - Take a group shot with fellow parade participants or party-goers doing the monster mash.

8. The Action - Bobbing for apples, navigating a corn maze or hitching a hayride make for great action shots.

9. Sugar High - Take a shot of the kids eating their treats or combing through their candy.

10. Ending the Night of Fright - Passed out from a sugar overload or partying on — be sure and get a photo of how the evening ends.

Happy Halloween from all your friends at Patch!

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