Saturday, August 13, 2011

How to Photograph Fireworks

Summer means fireworks, and that of course means photographic opportunities. Capturing fireworks is it's own unique discipline, as it is about capturing essence of movement in a stationary image. Because of this, more so than other forms of picture taking, fireworks shooting involves a high degree of interpretation on the part of the photographer.... it is not possible to sit back and capture what the eye 'sees', because it is not possible to coherently capture all of the movement in one single picture. The end result tends to be vary individualistic. Take two  people and put them side by side and you'll find that the pictures from both take on a distinctive look for each photographer.

ISO 100, f/5.6, 2s, -2/3 EV

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Coming Up Next

Been away from photography for some while. Just a couple of things I've been working on for upcoming posts.
  • It's fireworks season again and I've got a bunch to get up on the web in the next week or so.
  • Another in my infrequent series of equipment reviews... a bit of a rarity but a goody, the Tokina 50-135 f/2.8. Coming in September.