Low-light is a bitch. Mastering this is the achilles heel of most photographers. However, if you follow these simple steps below – you will NAIL it every time.
Imagine this scenario:
Knowing when to use flash, and not – is a skill. There are times when flash is absolutely necessary (i.e. dancing guests in a dark room) and times when it takes away from the mood of the event. See below examples of a room that had a sexy mood, and the only way to capture it.
This room is most beautifully captured in ambient light.
This only works for seated guests – not for moving subjects (dancing, running, etc). Be sure to always include ambient imagery at night!