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The light used to illuminate the outside of the pumpkin and that of the candles inside is actually a delicate balance. Ideally, your photographs will want is to capture the candle glowing from within the pumpkin, but still be able to see the outside of the pumpkin itself to show the carving.

Pumpkin PhotographyIf 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 in this case.

To help avoid the light inside the pumpkin from being to faint, we use two or even three candles. You can also find battery powered lights for jack-o-lanterns that give off a better light for photographing them.

The best bet is to do one of two things.

The best technique we have found 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.

Wait until dark, illuminate the outside of the pumpkin with in-direct artificial light, i.e. a lamp or flashlight, and light the candle(s) inside the pumpkin. Make sure the outside lighting isn't going to over power the picture.




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