1. Don’t snap photos facing the sun or any bright light. This could cause the light to flare off of the lens and create fake anomalies. Consider getting a attachment for the camera that shields bright lights.
2. Avoid taking photos where things may appear as false anomalies. Some examples include: Headlights, street signs, street lights, dust moisture, rain, fog, pollen, smoke, and insects. If your in an area well known for any of these things, be cautious when examining photos for anomalies.
3. When shooting indoors, many things can reflect your flash.
4. Keep clear of the camera lens. Camera straps, fingers, rings, and hair are known to cause false anomalies in photos. If using a digital camera with a preview screen, check for these things before taking your photo.
5. Don’t expect a ton of anomalies. One or two anomalies per one hundred photos is very good.
6. Use more than one camera when possible. It is always good to compare photos for like anomalies.
7. Always take two photos. Sometimes you may find an anomaly in one photo, but not the other. When taking photos, stay perfectly still and as soon as the flash is ready a second time snap another photo. This could also rule out reflections and such.
8. Always follow your “gut” feeling. If you feel the hair on the back of your neck stand up, start taking photos. If at anytime you get an uneasy feeling, take photos. You never know what could be causing those feelings.
9. If you use a camera that takes film you should always use a 35mm.
10. When arriving to a site, wait about 30 minutes before you begin taking photos. Most haunted locations should be quietly assessed before trying to capture paranormal activity.