Getting the mood light right

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There are times where you must break rules. This was one of them. Two candles don’t exactly make for optimal lighting in any situation but it will make for some fantastic moody pictures. In my opinion it can make a blah image into wow in no time flat.

This one was made by two votive candles and a margarita. The best part is that I was able to drink the props after the shoot. WOO HOO!

Key point, use a tripod. At the shutter speed needed for this kind of lighting to come out, it’s real hard to keep the camera still. There’s not a vibration reduction system in the world that will help you after a couple of these drinks are in you.

Happy shooing everyone.


About Mark Birks
Professional photographer specializing in fine art photography and portraiture.

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