Creative Photography: Grow Your Own Giant Pumpkin!

Mariya Popandopulo, Photographer & Illustrator

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10 Videos (32m)
    • Introduction

    • Before and during the shoot

    • Taking pictures of pumpkin

    • A little extra

    • Cutting the pumpkin

    • Planting the pumpkin

    • Adding extras

    • Adding shadow

    • Finishing touches

    • Conclusion and project


About This Class

Compositing - an art of combining several images together to make one whimsical result. 

In this class  I will show you how to create a giant pumpkin, how to blend it into the image and make it realistic. 

In the first part, I will talk about important stuff you need to know before and during the shoot, because the final composite will only be as good as the original images we capture. 

I will talk about light, aperture, location and choice of outfit for this particular project.

In the second part we will go to photoshop and I will show you how to bring two images together to make one deliciously magical autumn picture.

I will use quite a lot of tools in PS, so it might be challenging for a beginner, but I dare you to check it out, because the process is not that hard and you may pick up some new PS skills you never used before =) 


Learn more about light in this class => Travel Photography for Beginners: Let’s Talk About Light


Class notes


Aaaaan finally, as per usual =)

For those of you who are not on premium membership, here is a link for a free enrollment in this class =) There are 20 free places currently.

And for those who want to upgrade to premium membership, get 3 months of Skillshare Premium for only $0.99  Here is my link to use that offer

Have a great day! =)

22 of 22 students recommendSee All

This class is a perfect mix of photo shooting and Ps. Mariya has a very clear and structured way of teaching. I recommend all of her classes if you want to learn in a structured, well explained and joyful way.
Claudia Cerantola

Illustrator and Surface pattern designer

Awesome class!
Shin M.Ko

Design and Fashion Lover

Very easy to understand! Achieved result was above expectation! Thanks to author! Strongly recommend





Mariya Popandopulo

Photographer & Illustrator

Hi! My name is Mariya and I am photographer and illustrator based in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

I never could quite decide what do I love more - photography or illustrations, so Im doing both =D

I have illustrations portfolio on Behance

My preferred social media currently is Instagram (no surprise here =D)

I also post comics and doodles under Pinks&Roses name

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