Some essentials to get things done:
1. Dark and windless room - important to get the flame from not dancing around and flickering.
2. Tripod or something stable to put the camera on - this kind of photography will need a little extra time for exposure thus something stable will aid in avoiding camera shake.
3. Heat tolerance - well it's a windless room and minimal circulating is around.
4. A couple of candles and matches - obviously needed but do take care in handling these.
5. Patience - not so long exposure, heat, and multiple trials will surely test your patience.
Some technicals I used:
1. Wide aperture - not really wide, just enough to get a shallow depth-of-field.
2. Low ISO - to compensate for the sensitivity of light.
3. Slow shutter speed - this allowed me to get some blur on the flame.
I've included this with my Pyro At Works album. When I get more candle light photos, I'm sure to move them in a separate album.
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