Fascination with flames…

Candle flames are not easy to capture.  I have found that if you shoot them in daylight that you will be able to capture more detail in the flame.  It is the same principle as shooting the moon.  If you shoot the moon in the dark you are likely to get a white dot on your image.  If you shoot the moon at twilight or dawn when there is just a little lite other than the moon –you will be more likely to get details of the surface of the moon.  I shot both of these in daylight.  The flame I shot with 100 watt daylight flood lights shinning on it.  I underexposed the image to get the light and the background dark.  A fast shutter speed.

Day 5/365–I was fascinated with the reflection of the flame on the jar and in the melted wax. This was shot in daylight with a white background–EXIF data:  1/200 f/1.4  50mm  ISO 100

Day 6/365 I love the color of the flame and was thrilled to capture it.  Again, shot in daylight with two 100watt daylight (5000K) flood lights lighting it.  EXIF data:  1/2500  f/4.5 105mm (macro lens) ISO 200.

I took my UV filter off (and I am leaving it off) to prevent lens flare ( double images)

Give it a try–play around with light–see show the flame photographs in the dark and with light.  I am going to try photographing smoke some time soon.

Thanks for stopping by.


About ~ ~ joanne.thomas.photographer~~

I am retired, starting a new career. I love shooting portraits. People are so fun and interesting--I try to bring out there personalities and capture them in images. Children are especially interesting little people, who love to tell you all they know and are so uninhibited. I enjoy shooting weddings to capture all the details and emotions of the day. Between photo sessions I keep shooting --to learn, to experiment--to create art. The industry is ever evolving and I want to give my clients the most exciting and lasting images, full of their love of life expressing their personality.
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