Photographing Candles

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Photographing candles can be tricky as the candle flame can trick the camera meter very easily, likewise using auto-focus is not a good option and its best to switch to manual override instead. Lighting is another consideration to take into account, as it can have a dramatic effect on your pictures.

I decided to try out two different approaches with respect to the lighting, I therefore took some shots with the lights on (just our normal household lighting) and then with none on at all. I liked the effects that both methods had. Another thing worth trying is to deliberately shoot your subject out of focus for an intriguing effect (see below right).

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