Recently, someone posed this question on a newsgroup:
"What is the best camera for picking up anomalies?"
Unable to resist this piece of tasty bait, I submitted the following suggestions to heighten the chances of capturing an "anomaly":
1. Digital, digital, digital. Pixels of 1 or less are recommended
2. do not remove the long, swinging strap--the manufacturer installs
it for a reason
3. do not hold your breath when shooting--breathe freely, especially
on cold days. You'll be more relaxed and thus better able to
concentrate on the shot.
4. Smoke 'em if you got 'em. Ghosts are attracted to the smell of
smoke. The sweeter the smell, the better, if you get my drift, and I
think that you do.
5. Always shoot with a large group. Make sure at least two are
sensitives and trust the people not to interfere with the shot--they
have a serious job to do after all and are very careful. They
wouldn't dare risk their credibility in this field. Plus, you'll have
more witnesses who'll say you didn't smoke when you took that awesome
ectoplasm shot. And you know what they say, the group mentality is
always superior to the judgment of one.
6. Follow the golden rule: Always shoot in low-light conditions.
It's common knowledge that ghosts only come out at night. Or in the
rain. Or in the winter. Or in the late summer when there are alot of bugs flying around. Or in dusty rooms and corridors.
7. Orbs have a tendency to show up when you kick around the ground
before taking the shot.
8. When shooting, leave a finger over the lens. It provides perspective.
9. If all else fails, two words: ADOBE PHOTOSHOP. One of the most
underrated ghosthunting tools, photoshop has many features that will
bring out otherwise invisible anomalies. A definite must for any
serious paranormal investigator.