As a family we're not big into the 4th of July fireworks thing...
some years we go see a big production put on by someone else,
some years we go to a friend's who is more into it than we are...
most years we just purchase a few little ones and have fun
in front of the house...no big deal.
Last year, I was more interested in playing with my camera settings than with the fireworks, so my children helped me out by lighting and waving far too many sparklers while I tried different settings out...they were so patient!
By putting the camera on the tripod (for stability) and using just the program~fireworks setting (most point and shoot cameras should have this setting) I caught some fun images.
Then I decided to try something even more fun...spelling letters!
Notice something backwards?
After a bit of flipping and cropping...
then using another shot I took a few years ago as a background...
An awesome personalized greeting to send to a friend!
You can do all sorts of drawing with sparklers...
this website had some fun ideas, here...
Would you like to try it?
- Grab a tripod (or something to steady your camera on),
- Make sure its dark out,
- Set your camera for the longest exposure you have...on most simple cameras that will be the fireworks program setting,
- Light those sparklers and have some fun clicking away!
Creativity is encouraged!
For those of you with more advanced cameras, there is a website with some more detailed information...here
As always, exercise good judgment when using fireworks...be safe!
I'm linking this post over at the House of Hepworth's Party