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)”.