Planning on a 4th of July photo shoot this year? We’ve found some great inspiration to share with you. Gather up your Americana embellishments and decor, and get ready for some scrapbook worthy ideas with these adorable photo ideas for July 4th.
BBQ Photo Shoot
Hosting a backyard BBQ? Set up an area with props and a backdrop for a simple photo shoot. Set up your Sony Cyber Shot from Beachcamera.com on a tripod and you have your very own backyard photo booth.
Take Portraits with Sparklers
Setting off your own firework show? Use the light of the sparklers to create a unique portrait. Even those who don’t like their photo taken can have a little fun with this one!
Draw with Sparklers
Use a tripod and set up your compact enough to take anywhere Sony Cybershot Digital Camera from Beachcamera.com in a steady place. It is key to avoid movement. Set your camera to the night-scene setting. For DSLRs, set the camera to manual. Adjust your aperture to about 16 and your ISO to about 1000. Set your shutter speed for about 3 seconds. This will capture the sparkler’s light as your friends are writing with them. Lastly, make sure everyone writes their letters backwards and have fun!
Trying to photograph fireworks with your iPhone? Here are some tips to help you get the best shot. Use a tripod, or prop your elbow on something sturdy. Once you have your spot, tap on the phone to lock the exposure and focus for your shot. Avoid zooming to get closer to the fireworks. Also, you can press and hold the photo button to shoot in bursts, then pick the best one later.
Candids During Fireworks
The fireworks show is a great opportunity to take candid photos. Snap a few photos of the kids staring up in awe at the fireworks show.
Fireworks and You
Capture a great shot of yourself or your kids with the fireworks in the background. Adjust your aperture to have a shallow depth of field, and hold the camera at a low angle aiming to have the sky behind you.
Create Own Backdrop
Create your own 4th of July backdrops for some eye-catching shots. Red, white and blue streamers, balloons, or the American flag are easy ways to add that special patriotic touch.
Babies and Flags
There’s nothing more adorable than babies wrapped in Old Glory. Use the flag as a hammock to cradle your tiny tot. Or simple drape your precious babe in the Stars and Stripes.
Announcing the Newest Addition
Ready to announce your newest arrival this summer? Dress up in red, white and blue attire. Decorate your sign and write “Red, white and blue and baby #2” announcing your second child.
As fireworks light up the sky this 4th of July, grab your camera and snap away!