Monday, July 8, 2013
Fireworks are one of my favorite subjects to photograph. With long exposures, you can create some surreal effects. I play around with my settings, but I find that 1-2 second exposures come out the best, with the ISO as low as your camera can go and the f stop between 16-22. Focus on one burst then switch your camera to manual focus. I like to play with zooming in and out while the shutter is open. This year, I also played around with HDR photos. The camera takes three pictures and combines the results into a single picture. While it created some strange artifacting in a few of the shots, it really made the colors pop.