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  1. maxalmon

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    Wow, never realize how hard it was to capture candle light
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    Pretty cool shot. Not too much to say about it really. Looks like you caught the flame pretty well, and since that seems to be what you were going for, then cool :p
     
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    What did you end up using for settings? I was thinking about trying a similar shot.
     
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    i think it would be better if you could dimly see the wax body of the candle
     
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    I'm going to play around with shooting this candle, figured it would be a good way to learn some camera controls. I'll post the settings a litter.

    I wanted the wax part to be more crisp, sharper focus. But I run into problems with too long of an exposure and then getting flame movement and blur.

    I'll also do a dimly lit series where the candle body is visible.

    Cool thing is when I blew out the flame, got all this cool smoke floating around, so thats another subject for me to play with..
     
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    I would want to see more of the body and a little less of the blank space above.
     
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    if you are wanting to get some of the body of the candle, i would take 2 diff shots, one that is set up for the flame, one that is set up for the body.. then put them both into photoshop layered over one another, and mask the proper areas.
     

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