Tip #1 – Get your camera out. Have it ready!
There is nothing worse than to see a picture-perfect moment happen right in front of you only to have your camera stuck in your bag, dead batteries or a full memory card. Pull your camera out now and check the battery. Make sure you have the charger and that you download and clear all the images you have on the memory card. Leave the camera out and in a place you can easily grab it. You'll be surprised all the wonderful moments are waiting to be captured.
A beautiful night at Midlothian Country Club. Spent some nice time with family and saw some friends. Trying out my new workhorse. Looking forward to more fun and fireworks tomorrow at Centennial Park.
With the 4th just around the corner you may want to get some fun images of the local fireworks display. Getting a photo of the colorful night sky can prove frustrating, so here are some suggestions to get you started. And don't forget, practice makes perfect, so if you don't get it on your first shot, give it another try.
1 Use a tripod for stability.
2. Use a remote release cable or remote trigger to keep from jiggling the camera.
3. Don't get too close, being right under the display my not make for best location.
4. Try to sit up-wind from the display it keeps the smoke from obscuring the fireworks.
5. Really long exposures are not necessary for this as the fireworks are relatively bright. Your camera meter may get fooled into overexposing because of the dark sky - review your shots and make exposure adjustments if you feel comfortable changing your camera settings... just remember to set them back when your done.
6. Lastly, take as many pictures as you can, there's no cost, see what you get. But most of all remember to have fun.
For those who want more info, here is a great article http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-photograph-fireworks.
This year, Rob is resurrecting his film cameras and will be photographing a roll of film during most sessions. The images posted here are from a First Communion Session over the weekend. What do you think?
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