Easy way to light your pumpkins for photographs

Learn some new tricks for lighting your jack, and trade camera tips to create photos that are a cut above.

Easy way to light your pumpkins for photographs

Postby Homr » Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:40 pm

Maybe this has alread been covered, I am a newbie to the ZP forums.

A great way to show all the detail on an intricately designed pumpkin is a 25W Light Bulb. A stand is pretty easy to make, and if any one likes I could even email you some plans. Its great to keep your Zombie Pumpkin Masterpiece off the ground and make it bright. I know some purists are "candle only" and I give you props to that. But for photographing, lightbulbs make it easier. Now an ugly lightbulb sticking through the front of the carving isn't pleasant and produces bad glare.

All you have to do is take a manilla folder and cut it the shape and size of the lightbulb and put it over the bulb like a slip cover of sorts (kinda like those crazy cool Birthday Crowns from a unnamed Burger Restaurant). It will glow yellow/orange and matches the back of the pumpkin so its hard to tell its there, especially at night or in pictures.
Homr
Pumpkin Seed
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:33 pm

Postby Zombie Pumpkins! » Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:04 am

Sounds like a great idea, Homr. I don't think anyone has suggested anything exactly like that here in the Freaky Forum. If you want to post any plans, or photographs of this light in action, I'm sure everyone would love to see.
User avatar
Zombie Pumpkins!
Patch Master
 
Posts: 7022
Joined: Sun Oct 09, 2005 5:45 pm
Location: West Haven, CT

Postby OhhHenry » Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:51 pm

I too would like to see the plans for this - I think I downloaded plans for a light stand somewhere last year, but alas, we have moved, and those plans are somewhere in the realm of here nor there.....
User avatar
OhhHenry
Pumpkin Sprout
 
Posts: 18
Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:01 am

Whoops

Postby Homr » Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:25 pm

I got distracted by bright lights at some Halloween stores and forgot I had posted this. I will start my carvings next week, so I will use that as my example and take some pictures and draw up some designs.
Homr
Pumpkin Seed
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:33 pm


Return to Lighting & Photography Tips

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest