Photographers today seek mainly to create ghostly effects with their cameras.
In the earliest days of photography, the hope was that actual ghosts would be captured on film, proof for the believers. It would be shutter speed that would finally capture that moment of space–time intersection between our earthly realm and the spectral plane of the dead. The results have never been definitive, but artistically, ghostly imagery, through a camera lens or from an artist’s pencils or palette, can be quite captivating.
“Now it is the time of night
That the graves, all gaping wide,
Every one lets forth his sprite
In the church–way paths to g