Available Dark Photography


Shooters who take photographs in low light without using flash refer to their action as available light photography. Some wags, when touting their camera’s ability to take pictures in extremely low ambient light, refer to this as “available dark” photography. In this image, my subject’s face was illuminated by the birthday candle. The exposure overall was fine, except that the candle flame and cupcake were severely overexposed, so I had to adjust those elements in Photoshop. I think that this picture is a good example of available dark photography.

Subject illuminated by candlelight

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