During my photo workshop in Yuanyang, Yunnan province, China, we visited couple of villager's homes. This one is a Hani ethnic family, only the old couple at home, young generation are away working at big cities. Men here like smoking pipes, woman are in charge of preparing meals.
To save money, some villagers don't use electricity at home. The old couple turns on the only light for visitors like us. To shoot hand-held in such dark scene, we really need to crank up the ISO, nowadays, DSLR can handle low light pretty well, this one was taken at ISO3200 with Canon 5D Mark III, the noise level is amazingly low.
As result, our group got some great portraits of this couple. I will deliver the prints to them at next workshop.