Saturday 5 July 2014

Photography this week: Using a direct light source

Photos by candlelight

Taking photos with a direct light source is lots of fun and really effective.  These photos only had a candle as a light source and were taken at my youngest boys birthday.

Give each person a candle turn off the flash and start snapping the photos.  Make sure your subjects know that they need to hold quite still as it will be a fairly long shutter length. Try and lean on something to keep the camera still or alternately use a tri-pod.

Other fun light sources to try are

  • Lamps
  • Sparklers
  • Fire
  • Torches
  • Light from a computer/ I pad screen
  • Setting/rising sun

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