Happy New Year! 2017 is here...

January 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

We ended 2016 with fireworks, friends and good fun.

The photo above is actually several different bursts captured in a single frame.  The shutter was left open on the camera for 2 seconds to capture as many fireworks as possible. Photograph information: ISO 200, 2 sec, f/8, 35mm

Photographing fireworks at night can be challenging.  It helps to have a dark sky without clouds - clouds will make your photographs have 'gray spots' as they aren't as dark as the night time sky.  It is good to know your camera and where the various camera controls are located so you can find them in the dark without having to turn on a flash light (which is another handy item to have when doing night photography).

I set up my camera prior to it getting dark on a tripod based on where the fireworks are going to be set off.  Then when the fireworks begin, you can adjust where your camera is pointing as needed to get great photographs.  The more fireworks you can capture in a single frame usually makes for a better photograph.

 


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