Sometimes we secretly think that sparklers were invented for the sole purpose of making awesome photos. Better yet, Photojojo has a guide to help you make rad photos like this one by Belle Rempert!
Here are three tips to eke out extra lighting in dire photo situations. You can use these tips whether you’re shooting film, CF card, or camera phone!
Problem: Too shadowy.
Solution: Grab anything white (paper, cardboard, foam etc) & position it parallel to your subject’s shadowy side. It will pick up light from the opposite side and bounce it onto your subject.
Problem: Not enough light.
Solution: Use your phone’s glowy LCD to your advantage by pulling up a blank white screen (an empty browser does a good job) and holding it in front of your subject. Also try a flashlight app (Android).
Problem: You want color flash!
Solution: Grab a piece of clear tape or cellophane, color it with a marker and stick it over your flash. It’s especially fun for parties or if you’re stuck in Pleasantville.