candlelight’s no longer a pain

Candlelight early 2011

Toronto. In the days of film, candlelight was so dim and the media so slow that only a tripod could keep the camera steady. Inanimate objects or perhaps adults could stay still enough but children and animals were utterly hopeless as subjects.

Fortunately we entered the digital era a few decades ago and suddenly between the much faster ISO sensors and optical stabilization technology, candlelight became a potential illumination source.

By this century, digital technology had improved so much that even hand held shots by candlelight became possible – like this example taken with a Sony mirrorless camera.

Note. The title of this post is a riff on Melanie’s c1970 album, “Candles in the Rain“, and her song, “Lay Down (also called Candles in the Rain)”.

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