Thursday, July 5, 2007

My first real firework photos...



I know I post some of these fireworks pictures in the small collage below, but I wanted to show them larger because, well, frankly, I am proud of myself. Since the photography forum I post them in continually fails to recognize my existence, you get them here.

I spent probably about an hour yesterday reading tips on how to photograph fireworks. I stressed over it and miraculously, my camera proved very easy to operate – even in the dark, packed in wall to wall people and after I had been drinking booze.

I also wanted to show the difference between the first and third picture in comparison to the middle shot. The first and third pictures were taken using full manual controls and a tri-pod. After I had some acceptable shots, I turned the camera on the Carry-On and took a few of her watching the fireworks. After that, I pointed the camera back to the fireworks and took the remaining shots on full-auto. Yuck. Aren’t numbers 1 & 3 much better?

If you are considering purchasing a digital SLR camera, I recommend it. The picture quality and fun you can have with it is well worth the cost.

Thanks for looking today!

6 comments:

Tami said...

Thanks for sharing the difference in your photos. I haven't attempted fireworks shots, but you make it looks so easy! Gorgeous.

Hazel said...

Wow! What a difference using the manual functions makes! I always leave mine on auto. I will have to read the manual now! Great photos!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I thought of taking pics, but did not read the newspaper on how to do it. I love these pictures. Kim-spartymom

Godelieve said...

Spectacular shots!

Emilia said...

Wow! you now make me want to buy a SLR camara! What's the model/type ? this will be my future purchase reference :)

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

You took some great shots here! This is something that fascinates me too - just love taking photos!