Taking Pictures of Wish Lanterns

Wish Lanterns make for absolutely amazing moments, and even better pictures to show off the next day. The only problem is that they are a bit difficult to capture on camera as the light isn’t exactly the most suitable for taking pictures. Many people enjoy lighting the lanterns and taking pictures of the spectacular event. However, on the next day when they look over the pictures they discover that they are actually either too light, if they have used a flash, and don’t show the beautiful light of the lanterns, or too dark. Here are several tips to help you have spectacular pictures to show the next day.

Firstly you will need a tripod. It’s important to know how to use the abilities of your camera when taking such shots. Use a long exposure and wide aperture, about f 1.8-f4. Also, set the camera to a low shutter speed such as 1/20 or lower, and keep in mind that the lower the speed the more steady the camera has to be. The ISO needs to be set at least to 400 or 800 and make sure that you shoot the picture before they are actually released. This will give you a chance to capture the amazement and joy on everybody’s faces when they take flight. Best bet is always to shoot and check the results immediately to see if you need to make adjustments. Enjoy releasing your wish lanterns and take great shots!

Rob Laughton

Rob Laughton

Rob Laughton is one of the founders of Birando in the UK and USA - the original manufacturers of the Wish Lantern. He is passionate about the quality and style of his product range. The best designed products backed by quality production.

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