What is the best technique for photographing a lit jack o'lantern?
Author: Ashley Colombe Date Posted: 2009-10-16 11:08:47
My photos are either turning out pitch black or quite fuzzy. Should I have the lights in the room on or off? And what about using the flash on my camera?
Here are some tips:
1.Make sure you have a tripod or something to keep the camera steady. This is essential because the picture may take several seconds to take and it is very difficult to keep it steady that long.
2. Do not use a flash! Have the room lights low or off.
3.You will also need to be able to control the aperture or shutter speed on your camera. Either set your camera with a wide aperture and fast shutter speed or small aperture with slow shutter speed. Both of these will give slightly different results. You will have to experiment a bit to find what one works best for you with the surrounding lighting conditions.
Here is a great example of a low light pumpkin shot: