Photos in the dark?
May 30, 2012 11:53 PM Subscribe
How do I photograph my sleeping children, in a dark room, without waking them up?
posted by Joh to Media & Arts (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My two small boys insist on sleeping together, and I think they look adorable when I peek in on them late at night. I'm their mother, so I'm allowed to get sappy. I would love to take a photo of them like this, before they get bigger and don't want to sleep together any more. The room is much too dark to take a photo without using a flash, and I assume that would wake them up (will it?). I don't have an infra-red camera or anything like that. I imagine a long exposure is no good since they move slightly, and would therefore be blurry? How can I get a snapshot of them sleeping?