If you told me five years ago that I’d feel really good and SUPER excited to photograph sparkler exits, I’d call you crazy. I really love these as the perfect send off for those just married, it’s a wonderful way to signal the end of a wedding day, as opposed to turning on the lights and killing the music! I used to stress about photographing them because they are outside, at night, and there is fire. Besides the fire part (if you have an open bar, they won’t be the only thing lit :-)) I feel confident in lighting them perfectly and shooting outside in the dark! Here are 3 tips to great sparkler exits that I’ve found to be super helpful when the magic of a wedding day ends with a sparkler exit!
I hope these tips were helpful, my philosophy is to always have more than enough light, if you are photographing these with only an on-camera flash, you might find it difficult to get the results you like. I pretty much always convert them to black and white and even ADD grain (they can already be a little grainy due to the low light) but I just love that look.
I’d love to answer any questions you have about sparkler exits, feel free to leave me a comment below! Here’s to capturing the fun of sparkler exits!
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