Learn How to Shoot Cool Portraits With These Sparkler Photography Tricks

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This photography tricks video proves that you don’t have to spend a ton of money to get creative.

Are you looking to add some sparkle and shine to your portraits by you are just plumb out of ideas? If this is the case, we have found a video for you that you may want to watch. When it comes to photography tricks, and being able to create something new and exciting, you really don’t have to spend a fortune. Join us after the break to see how something as simple as sparklers can totally transform your images.

YouTuber Hayden Pedersen has created some pretty cool videos about photography tricks before. He shows that you can use regular, everyday household items to help you create striking images. In his latest video, he goes on a portrait shoot with a bunch of his mates and a model, and he gets the idea to use some cheap sparklers that he found at a party supply store. With the sparklers in hand, they set out to create some unique portrait images.

Photography tricks with sparklers

Armed with only an 85mm lens, the shoot did prove to be a little harder than Hayden would have liked, and he would have preferred to have shot with a 35mm to be able to tell more of a story. However, he was still able to capture some gorgeous images with some buttery smooth bokeh from the sparkler itself, and the city lights in the background. Gear aside, this video shows just how easy it can be to create some really unique images with items that don’t cost an arm and a leg. If you ever find yourself in a creative rut, just take a look around at things you have, or can get hold of cheaply that can produce light. You’ll be amazed at what you can create.

Check out the video to see just how easy it was to incorporate these sparklers into their shoot. If you don’t want to see Hayden and his friends fooling around before the shoot, skip to 4:37 in the video, as that is when the shoot starts to take place. Have you ever used inexpensive items like these sparklers to create some cool photography tricks? What did you use? Let us know in the comment section below.

Brett Day

Brett Day is the Gear Editor at The Phoblographer and has been a photographer for as long as he can remember. Brett has his own photography business that focuses on corporate events and portraiture. In his spare time, Brett loves to practice landscape and wildlife photography. When he's not behind a camera, he's enjoying life with his wife and two kids, or he's playing video games, drinking coffee, and eating Cheetos.