The warm flickering glow of candle light makes it an attractive subject for photographers but don’t be fooled by what you see with your eyes, cameras, and candles can be a fun challenge to master.
In this video, photographer Gavin Hoey sets out to shoot a festive feeling portrait with candles lighting both the background and the model. However as Gavin demonstrates, using a candle as the light source for a portrait has some major pitfalls. Hard shadows and light from below create a look that’s perhaps more appropriate for a Halloween shoot than a Christmas portrait.
Luckily Gavin walks you step by step through the best way to mix candle light and flash in a small home studio. His aim is to achieve a festive portrait that has a stunning candle background and soft light on the model in the style of candle light.
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Olympus E-M1 Mark iii
Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.2
Flashpoint XPLOR 300 Pro
Flashpoint R2 Pro Transmitter
Glow ParaPop 28″
Flashpoint 10’ C-Stand and Boom Arm
Tether Tools Pro 16′ USB 2.0 Active Extension Cable
Tether Tools AeroTab
Tether Tools TetherPro Right Angle Adapter
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1:01 Mixing candle light and room light
1:34 Shooting with just candle light
2:50 Using flash and candle light
4:15 Matching flash and candles with gels
4:51 The photo shoot
5:55 Removing the light stand with Photoshop
7:30 Conclusion and Subscribe
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Model: Jessica Maria
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