Sometimes you have to Create your own Light

Untitled by Roberto_Aloi
Untitled, a photo by Roberto_Aloi on Flickr.

Anyone who knows me knows I am not terrible fond of using flash. I have a speedlight, studio strobes, and all the tools necessary, but would rather not rely on them when possible. This particular rainy day had little offer in the way of light. Pair limited outside light to even less light in an abandoned home with no electricity and you have a challenging situation. You always have some choices in low light. Sure you can bump up your iso, but unless you have a full frame or like sacrificing image quality that’s simply not an option for optimal results. You can also keep your shutter open longer, use a tripod (absolute MUST) and in this case why not light some candles. This took numerous tries due to the long exposure time, but eventually we nailed it.

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