Tip of the Day: Around the campfire

Adapted from Photographing Your Family by Joel Sartore with John Healey (National Geographic, 2008, $25)

There’s a time in the day when the level of light thrown by a fire equals the ambient in the sky. When shooting family and friends next to a fire, don’t worry about including the flames, just get the beautiful glow on their faces. And don’t use flash- it will destroy the mood.

Adapted from Photographing Your Family by Joel Sartore with John Healey (National Geographic, 2008, $25)