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I thought it would be fun to take on the appearance of a ghost in a rustic old home long ago abandoned by using the cutting out method. And I want to thank MEB, Alfred and toltec for their generous help with learning the method. I realize improvements can and should be made to lighten the figure of the ghost of a man even more but this is more about accomplishing what I needed to learn than being paid to produce a fantastic photo. Happy Halloween and of course I'd truly enjoy any critique offered, or just enjoy my first try.

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Light, Subject, Focus, DOF, Background, Edit, Learn

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If I was going to attempt such an image I would have probably gone for something more "vague and ephemeral" looming in the darkness rather than something that stands out so much.

You could try knocking the opacity of the ghost way down and putting the figure slightly behind the door frame rather than in front. (You're more likely to snap a ghost when it's not so fully in shot.)

Also, you could change the lighting as ghostly apparitions are very rarely seen in the daylight. I think you could get away with the light source being a full Moon if you darkened everything and lowered the colour range (somehow).

These are all just my personal feelings so feel free to ignore them; I understand that you were learning a method more than anything else.

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On 17 October 2017 at 6:34 PM, RCPhotos_FineArtAmerica said:

Happy Halloween......

Yup, roll on Halloween, can't wait to have to clean all the eggs of my car again this year.

 

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carl123, maybe I'll give that a try. I was only attempting to learn the technique, but appreciate your input and am hoping you cover your vehicle with a tarp or car cover, while your infrared cameras are filming.

Ok so here's a much reduced exposure layers without resizing the ghost figure just experimenting on the overall and the ghost figure's lighting

 

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Light, Subject, Focus, DOF, Background, Edit, Learn

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On October 20, 2017 at 8:43 AM, carl123 said:

Yup, roll on Halloween, can't wait to have to clean all the eggs of my car again this year.

 

ghost2.jpg

 

Ogden? Salt Lake City? Hey, I've been there before!

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