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How to Photograph a Wedding Sparkler Exit

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Your big day is winding down, and your wedding party is gearing up for that wedding sparkler exit you have been dreaming about for months. This will be a moment to treasure for a lifetime, and you want it to stay fresh in your memory. Now comes the question of how to photograph a wedding sparkler exit to capture this moment for eternity? Taking wedding sparkler photos can be a tricky process, especially for those without experience working with wedding sparklers

Here are some tips to turn your wedding sparkler photos into memories you will treasure into the future.

Why Lighting is Important

Lighting is a crucial aspect of the finished result of all photos; this is especially true when working with wedding sparkler photos. With the wedding sparklers emitting their own light, too much extra light can cause the picture to seem washed out and lose the effect of the sparkler. Too little light may result in blurry images that are lacking detail. It is essential to use the right level of light for the perfect shot of your wedding sparkler exit.

While videos are one of the best ways to capture the pure beauty of a wedding sparkler send-off, brides and grooms want the photos to share with friends, family, social media and even in thank you cards. One recommended way to accomplish these keepsake photos is by taking the picture without a flash; allowing the ambient light to provide the necessary illumination.  Should you choose to use a flash, you will want to ensure that your camera’s settings are adjusted accordingly. It is recommended that you try a few practice shots before the big exit.

 

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Practice Shots with Sparklers 

Many think that practice shots of a wedding sparkler exit are not possible. After all, this is not usually a rehearsed part of the event. The truth is though, practice shots are relatively easy to achieve and will give your assistant the chance to be in the spotlight for a few minutes. If you do not have an assistant, there are probably many guests and family members that would volunteer for the opportunity to help make the perfect memory for the bride and groom.

During your practice shots, you want to make sure that you are utilizing the space of the exit and that the lighting will be relatively the same as for the actual event. If you can find two people, your practice shots will be more accurate. However, results are still possible with just one. These practice shots will allow you to ensure the success of the actual wedding sparkler exit photographs without a hitch.

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Tips for Camera Settings 

Your camera’s setting will play a crucial role in the outcome of your wedding sparkler photos. Depending on your camera, you will have several options for adjustments.

  1. One recommended method is to use an Auto-ISO setting, allowing your camera to adjust for your shots. 
  2. You will also need to change the shutter speed to a higher setting for these types of shots. 
  3. Another settings tip is to use the widest aperture possible for the shot. This will ensure the clarity of the photo and decrease blur.

Choose Sparklers for Pictures! 

The last item to consider, or maybe the first, is the sparklers that you will use during this send-off. Choosing longer sparklers like the 36-inch sparklers will give you a longer burn time, allowing for completion of the exit. Another popular size is 20-inch sparklers. These shorter sparklers are a good fit for shorter walks. Either choice will provide the same sparkle and help you create the perfect wedding sparkler exit and subsequent photos to capture this special moment in time. Shop the best sparklers in the market and make sure they arrive on time with our delivery estimator

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