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NOVI, MI - OCTOBER 30: Jack-o-lantern, smoke, strobes oh my. (Photo by Bryan Mitchell/bryanmitchell.com)

Ok, so I wanted to top the jack-o-lantern in the fog images I shot last Halloween that I was real happy with and was even featured on Strobist, thanks David. So anyway my family carved pumpkins Wednesday night because I teach a photo class on Thursday nights. So after the kids went to bed I went to work shooting. I had a bad headache, couldn’t really think of a good concept, my poverty wizards were acting up (I really need some pocket wizards just still not in the budget, long story. Or I really wish the Radio Popper Jr’s would get released. I'll take donations!) Anyway I shot and shot. I never really got one were the fog was just right. Below are the five I like best but still don’t know if I like them as much as last year. Maybe because last year was my first time, which is always best! LOL! Today I came up with another idea I would try but I had to go to Detroit to shoot Devils/Angels night patrol photos for the Detroit News. (see my blog bryansphotoaday.blogspot.com/). Anyway if I am not too tired I might try again tonight after the kids go to bed. See my Flickr page or my blog for the other shots and last years image I liked.


Strobist info: Strobe fired through a hole in the back of the pumpkin (Canon 580) at full power and an alien bee 400 behind the pumpkin with a grid at about ¼ power. Both triggered with EBay poverty wizards. Then add fog from my cheap $20 fog machine from Target.

No front fill on this one. Also I think I prefer the strobe to come in from the top or put inside the pumpkin. Just make sure and put it in a plastic bag. Pumpkin guts on the strobe is nasty!


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  • Landon Kuhn 7y

    I like it.
  • Chris Murray PRO 7y

    Very Cool!
  • Brian McLernon PRO 7y

    Very nice shot, Bryan, even better under the circumstances! I teach an adult photo class also and I'm usually jazzed or tired when I come home. That you created this is amazing. Good job & HH!
  • Shane Dugas PRO 7y

    love it!
  • Diego Tabango 7y

    nice one!!
  • Zeb Palmer 7y

    I won't lie... that's kinda creepy. nice work

    https://www.flickr.com/groups/strobist/pool/page9/ (?)
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    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called All Lighting, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
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