Pumpkin Carving 101
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pumpkin carving designs PUMPKIN CARVING HISTORY
Learn the history of Pumpkin Carving and Jack O' Lanterns

pumpkin carving designs CHOOSING YOUR PUMPKINS
How to select the right pumpkins for your Halloween festivities

pumpkin carving designs PUMPKIN CARVING TOOLS
Pumpkin carving tools to carve your Jack O' Lanterns

pumpkin carving designs TRADITIONAL CARVING
See how we carve our pumpkins the old fashioned way

pumpkin carving designs CARVING WITH STENCILS
How we carve pumpkin masterpieces using stencils

pumpkin carving designs LIGHTING YOUR PUMPKINS
Various methods to light your Jack O' Lanterns on Halloween

pumpkin carving designs LIFE-SPAN OF A PUMPKIN
How to extend the life-span of your Halloween Jack O' Lanterns

pumpkin carving designs PUMPKIN BURIAL TRADITION
Lay your post Halloween pumpkins to rest with love and dignity

pumpkin carving designs YOUR OWN PUMPKIN PATCH
Grow your own pumpkins for Halloween

pumpkin carving designs HALLOWEEN LINKS
Be sure to visit these great Halloween websites!

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PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR JACK O' LANTERNS


Pumpkin PhotographyThe light used to illuminate the outside of the pumpkin and that of the candles inside is actually a very delicate balance. Ideally, you will want to capture the glow of the candles from within the pumpkin, but still be able to see the carved outside of the pumpkin it's self.

If you use a flash, you'll over light the surface of the pumpkin and drown out the light from the candles inside. First off, turn the flash on your camera off, you don't want it. To help avoid the light inside the pumpkin from being to faint, we use two or even three candles.

The best technique is to take your pictures around dusk, before it becomes totally dark. Be sure to use a fast film, ISO 400 or faster is best. Use high quality film such as Fuji Film.

Wait until dark, illuminate the outside of the pumpkin with in-direct artificial light, i.e. a lamp and light the candle(s) inside the pumpkin.

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