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HOW TO MAKE SPARKLER MESSAGES *Use a tripod *Set camera mode to M (manual) *Set f/stop to f5.6 *Set shutter speed to 4" (4 seconds) or slower (make the shutter speed faster for more defined words) *Set white balance to Tungsten *Make sure everyone writes their letters backwards!

HOW TO MAKE SPARKLER MESSAGES *Use a tripod *Set camera mode to M (manual) *Set f/stop to f5.6 *Set shutter speed to 4" (4 seconds) or slower (make the shutter speed faster for more defined words) *Set white balance to Tungsten *Make sure everyone writes their letters backwards!

Perfect christmas card ! ISO cranked, f-stop wide, shutter speed slooow (1/30-50) & make sure all the lights are off in the whole house.  (Now to figure out what on earth all of this means - might need to read that camera manual after all!)

Perfect christmas card ! ISO cranked, f-stop wide, shutter speed slooow (1/30-50) & make sure all the lights are off in the whole house. (Now to figure out what on earth all of this means - might need to read that camera manual after all!)

Canon 85mm 1.8  f/1.8  1/40 sec  1600 ISO    Aperture.    So for this photo, the most important setting was aperture. I put the camera in Manual and set the aperture as low as it would go, 1.8. To replicate this photo, start by setting your aperture as low as it will go, then bump down the shutter speed – this will allow your camera to let in more light – until the photo is bright enough fo...

Canon 85mm 1.8 f/1.8 1/40 sec 1600 ISO Aperture. So for this photo, the most important setting was aperture. I put the camera in Manual and set the aperture as low as it would go, 1.8. To replicate this photo, start by setting your aperture as low as it will go, then bump down the shutter speed – this will allow your camera to let in more light – until the photo is bright enough fo...

This is my brand new 30 day photography challenge, and I want YOU to take part too. For my next 30 posts, I’m going to be providing you with tips on how to take the photos that I’ve listed here, and sharing my own results (and I encourage you to share yours too).

This is my brand new 30 day photography challenge, and I want YOU to take part too. For my next 30 posts, I’m going to be providing you with tips on how to take the photos that I’ve listed here, and sharing my own results (and I encourage you to share yours too).