PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR JACK O' LANTERNS
The 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.
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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