Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sparkler Writing + A Simple How-To

The night of our two-year anniversary we drove home from California, but had just enough time to attempt sparkler writing. We had never tried it before, but I always thought it looked really cool. It's actually quite simple.

what you need:
  • Camera (I used my Canon Rebel EOS T3i)
  • Tripod
  • Sparklers
  • Lighter
what to do:
  • Put your camera on Shutter Priority Mode
  • Attach your camera to a tripod
  • Adjust the timer (I used 5 seconds for the "2" and 10 seconds for "love")
  • If possible, have someone press the button for you
  • Practice the outline before you actually take the picture
  • Don't forget that you will need to write backwards
  • If you finish your outline before the timer goes off just stay still
  • Cursive works best, and just keep your lettering flowing and loopy 


♥ What do you think? Have you tried sparkler writing before?

18 comments:

  1. Looks great! Congrats on your two-year! ^__^

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    1. Aw, thank you! It was a good celebration :)

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  2. That is awesome! And happy anniversary! Each one is a milestone.

    Christen
    http://christenlouise.blogspot.com

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    1. I agree, each one is a milestone. We like to celebrate our relationship every chance we get :)

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  3. This is wonderful!! I've always wanted to do this, but I don't think I have the shutter priority mode on my camera sadly.
    ~Sara

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    1. I wish we lived closer! If we were in the same city this is what we could do on the weekends. ♥

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  4. Love this! I've always wanted to do this!! Thank you :)

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    1. Try it :) If you do, let me know how it all turns out!

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  5. Just plain AWESOME!!!!! Just like you two!!

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  6. Okay, so I've been shooting for over 2 years and for whatever reason I have the HARDEST time with this. At 4th of July this year my relatives had their point and shoots out and they were getting awesome shots with light sticks while I was sitting there with my DSLR getting nothing shots like a total buffoon. Embarrassing! Lol, with that being said THANK YOU for this!

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad it helped. When you try it again let me know how it goes :)

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  7. I love this! Great tutorial! I've been wanting to try this for a long time now.

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    1. Thanks! It's simple. You should definitely give it a go :)

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  8. I've always wondered how people do this! Thanks for the tutorial!

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    1. Of course! I hope you get a change to try it. It's fun :)

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  9. I`ve always wanted to try this but haven`t yet!

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    1. Honestly, I put it off for so long because I thought it would be tricky to figure out. It's simple! You should try it :) If you do, send me the link so I can see your creation.

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