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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

It's that time of hear again -- Halloween.  I wanted to achieve a light, airy look to carving a pumpkin. These were both taken in the studio with bright available daylight.  The image above was also strongly back lit with a 650W tungsten lamp that flared the camera by peaking out from behind the carved head.

This shot was done in a more traditional style and tells more of a story of pumpkin carving.  Both were taken with a Nikon D3s.  The top photo was shot with a Nikon 135mm lens at f/2, and the bottom image with a 50mm Nikon f/1.4 at f/1.8.  By tilting the camera forward to take the photo I was able to keep much of the foreground in the focus plane of the lens and still keep the background very out of focus with the open lens aperture.

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