Candle Light Photoshoot – What You Should Know


Candle Light Photoshoot - What You Should Know About It

Candle light and working with it is a great skill that can be enhanced to make photos look better than they should. Even with all the modern technologies and advancements, one thing stays true in photography, and that is the need for manual light. However, candle lights are the best alternative here in case of low light, as they provide a great natural glow for highlighting parts of the body. The results are stunning, with soft flames enhancing the look of the face of the subject. There are a few things that should be taken into consideration while taking low light photos. 

Candle Light Photoshoot - What You Should Know About It
Candle Light Photoshoot – What You Should Know

Some Candle Light Photoshoot Tips

Using flash is unnecessary and creates recurring problems while shooting in low light. It completely negates the effect of any and every ambient light in the scene. Therefore, it prevents the photographer from capturing the beauty of the subject from the glow of the ambient light. 

Since shooting in low light needs slower shutter speed, it means any shake can ruin the entire picture. It is essential to keep the camera as steady as possible. Therefore, the remote shutter needs to be used. Also, it is essential to keep vibrations low. 

More About Quality

Shooting in little light can hamper the quality of the image, so more candles means a better photograph. Since the environment is already dark, we recommend you keep extra candles. That gives the photographer more flexibility with the scene. It is essential not to clump all the candles together, as that will make the shadows look harsher, and the photo will turn out mediocre. A better way is to spread out the candles so that the light will fall on their faces evenly, and the environment will be better for taking photos. Natural reflectors like the white color can be great for getting a better-exposed picture. Surfaces having the white color, like white ceilings, or white cloth laid on the table, can help in reflecting light on the face without overexposing or underexposing it, which is a great way to get some fresh photos. 

Candle Light Photoshoot - What You Should Know About It
Candle Light Photoshoot – What You Should Know

Conclusion

While shooting in low light with a DSLR, it is essential to make use of the fastest lens at one’s disposal, as it will help in letting in more light inside the lenses due to the presence of the larger aperture. It also helps in getting a lower ISO value at faster shutter speed. There is a tradeoff in using a higher level of ISO which is more grain. However, it makes the objects visible in the meager light. It is something you should keep in mind while using the candlelight. It helps in finding an adequate balance between the visibility of the object and the grain in the pictures. 

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