On this quick Adorama video photographer and director Corey Rich gives a number of tips for shooting around a camp fire.
It might sound a bit strange, but getting good images when shooting in the evening or at night around a campfire is not a trivial thing. The perfect time is typically the “blue hours” just as the sun is going down. Shooting with fast lenses is preferable due to the low light, Rich also prefers to shoot hand held for increased flexibility, but you will need to keep study as much as possible if you are going to shoot in slow shutter speeds. Of course the main problem with campfire shots is to get the right exposure so that the people around the fire aren’t underexposed and the campfire itself isn’t overexposed – testing this and shooting time and time again with slightly different parameters should help you avoid this issue.
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