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Sparklers, sparklers and perhaps and few more sparklers …

The wedding season is now in full flow and the orders for fireworks, rockets and particularly sparklers are being received by the truck load.

We consider ourselves to be fortunate to be included in the planning of weddings both for those having the huge lavish white wedding to those having a few people on the beach with some fireworks and sparklers to follow but what we love to see are the pictures of the bride and groom with friends and family around them holding sparklers aloft to light their way to their new married lives.

We have been sent a few over the years and here are some of my favourites:

We have three types of sparkler but as we consider the Coloured Sparklers to be mainly for children (and they tend to be smokier due to the colours added to the mixture) we still prefer the absolutely beautiful Mammoth and Monster Sparklers.

You can have 50 packs delivered (that’s 200 individual sparklers) to your door of either the Monster Sparklers at £42.95 or the Mammoth Sparklers for £51.95. You could of course come over to the showroom in South Yorkshire to collect them which will save you the £9.95 delivery charge.

Why not try some sparkler art and draw a heart around the happy couple with a long exposure shot. If you have never done it before, here are a few tips:

• Set your view of the sparkler before darkness falls
• Use manual focus until you get them centre shot
• Set the shutter speed to around 8-10 seconds
• Turn auto focus off
• Shoot at ISO 200 – 8/10 second shutter – aperture 4.5 and focal length at around 18mm
• Light a sparkler
• Press the shutter
• Draw in the air with the sparkler and then shoot

Whatever the reason, please remember that sparklers are without a shadow of a doubt one of the most innocuous but potentially dangerous things you can use. Never let a child use them unattended and sparklers should never be used by under 5’s as the end will reach the temperature of a blow torch.

Happy snapping and if you need sparklers or fireworks for your wedding or special event, get in touch – we are here 7-days a week with the exception of Christmas, Boxing and New Years Days.

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