I’m pulling from the archives today – I posted this last year, and the kids wanted to do it again this year. If you missed it here ya’ go! Have fun with your sparkler drawings tonight!! Have a safe and fun Fourth of July!
Have you ever wondered how people take pictures of sparkler drawings? The ones where they draw in the air and you can see the whole thing? I’m going to show you how it is done! We did this on the Fourth of July and everybody wanted to take a turn.
I used to have a Canon Rebel and now I have a Nikon so I am going to show you how to do this with both cameras. Even some point and shoots will let you do it if they allow you to adjust the shutter speed.
With a Nikon you need to set your camera to M.
Then set the shutter speed to 15 or 20 seconds.
After you have the shutter speed adjusted you need to set your camera up on a tripod or on a flat surface to take the pictures.