A few months ago some friends of mine got married and I was asked to come and photograph a family and friend gathering they were having a couple of weeks later. It was a blast. A family member opened their home to the event and I was called in to photograph the people and the decorations.
I was eager for the opportunity yet I was concerned about the lighting. It was going to be very dim, and very crowded. I had always found it very difficult to capture a good image in the dark regardless of how I manipulated my settings. I was determined to learn how to shoot in the dark better and this was a great chance to do it. I turned up my ISO as high as it would go and opened up my F-stop as large as I could get. I wanted to absorb as much light as quickly as possible knowing camera shake was going to be a big problem.
My friends wanted pictures of the decorations as much as the people. I have decided to post most photographs of the decorations with a few of the couple who was married. Enjoy!