Practical Candlelit Photography night, Tuesday 10th January
Last night was a practical night on how to photograph in candle light. Brian gave a chat on the things to attempt like raising the ISO levels on the camera, he personally prefers a sharp photograph with noise rather than one that is blurred. The candle flames will flicker and cause movement, so it was an evening of experimenting with the various settings on the camera. Brian said, “We could try auto settings first to see how the camera would perform the task but because the candle light is quite bright it will struggle with the darkness and will try and compensate usually making the area grey”.
It was then suggested to work in manual mode changing the speed and aperture to bring in more light
Experienced members were on hand to give guidance and there were about seven or eight areas set up for taking the photographs.
Coffee would be on all evening to help ourselves
My camera is poor in low light so these are just to give people an idea of the evening
But for me this wasn’t too bad
So it was an attempt to use four candles with a bit of tungsten light given from a mini torch. I think I needed one to change the camera settings in this light lol.
Then an attempt at better positioning the candles. I could clone the chip out of the bowl but this is only fun.
Well sort of happy with a number of photographs I moved on to another set up.
The flames look fine but not the candlesticks lol
So a change of settings and now the flames are burn’t out so I needed a lot more time on this one.
Coloured lights are always attractive but it seem to make a lot of noise in my pictures.
I did get a better result from some artificial candlelight placed on the piano
I think I should have moved into a better position for this picture
I’m sure many members will have better results to show you but I hope it gives members who could not make it an idea of the evening.
Also last night was the second round of Rose bowl competition.
I haven’t heard anything but I am sure Luke will update us soon on how the club fared in the competition.
Next Tuesday is the “winner on the night” open print competition. Just a reminded not to forget to enter the images on the club’s website by Sunday midnight for them to be valid next Tuesday. Please also add a label on the top of any prints with your name and title of the print so they can be put in order and the right way up.
Competition: Winner on the Night
Tuesday January 17, 2017 from 20:15 to 22:15
Judge: Martin Patten – Watford CC