Candles exude a warm and soft light that can give your photos a dreamy, dramatic, and ambient look. But taking photos in candlelight is a challenge in itself. You can try these tips for portrait photography in candlelight:
- Use tripod stand
Photography with candlelight requires that there is no shakiness in the camera to ensure a good picture. You can use artisthue ‘s guide to take professional portrait photos.
- Do not use flash
Turn off the flash of your camera to avoid bright light entering your scene.
- Extra candles
Use extra candles to overcome the challenge of low light. Spread the extra candles to produce a good lighting impact.
- Use reflecting surfaces
Use reflectors or white surfaces to reflect light on your subject.
Keep the background as simple as possible to reduce distraction.
- Shutter speed
Use a slow shutter speed to allow maximum light to enter the camera. It will allow the camera to capture even the flickering movement of the candle flame.
- Extra light source
If candles do not produce enough light, you can use another dim light source like a lamp for better results.