How to Carve a Pumpkin for Halloween

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Optional: Photograph your jack-o'-lantern to commemorate the fun — or an especially creative design.

To photograph your masterpiece, turn off your flash, so that your camera doesn’t bounce light off the surface of your object leaving your photo bleached out and non-dimensional. A pumpkin is lit from within. What you want to do is capture that by artificially lighting the image from the front with lamps, candles, or other subdued lighting without using flash photography. You’ll enjoy the eerie effects you get.

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