Fire is a wonderful subject to photograph, offering endless creative opportunities. Not only can beauty be found in the flames themselves, they also bathe the surroundings in wonderful warm light. That means fire can provide not only an eye-catching subject but also an atmospheric light source for portraiture.
Fire can also be a challenge to photograph. The problem photographers face is that the source is very bright, while the surroundings are often very dim. This high level of contrast can make it tricky to record detail in both the brightest and darkest parts of the scene. However, with the right camera settings and a few simple skills, anyone can take beautiful fireside photos.
While photographing flames is a great skill to learn all year round, it'll particularly come in handy if you want to get creative during the festive months. Here's how to take beautiful fire photography images this winter holiday season.