LIGHT READING or ENLIGHTENED READING?
I probably should have waited until evening to take this photo and show off the candle light effect better, but I was impatient. So I closed the shutters in the dining room, but still had to contend with the light from huge windows in the great room on the other side that also light up the dining room. Luckily it is a dark and overcast day. I lit the candles and took some test shots, and saw that the light was too dark on the Bible, which is my main point of interest. So I put my camera flash on a stand, and placed it to the right of where I was standing, and pointed it at the Bible. The flash spilled over onto everything and made the whole image bright and boring while I was going for a more moody feel. So considering my previous lighting post, I started thinking about how I could simply modify the light. I needed to make it more directional, more like a spot light. See photo below for my complicated light modifier:
I hope this little tutorial has been 'enlightening' and more importantly, I hope we all are 'enlightened' this season by welcoming the 'Light of Christ' into our lives.