Happy Independence Day! In my opinion, summer just would not be complete with out watching the night skies light up with gorgeous, colorful and loud displays of fireworks celebrating our nation’s Independence. Now, I am not discounting the watermelon and grilled grub that we all will enjoy or the occasional refreshing swim and the company of your closest friends and patriots but I really look forward to the fireworks…I am still just a kid at heart I guess.
But since I have gotten into photography I have really wanted to capture those fiery moments on film (or digital card, whatever) to be able to enjoy and remember what about them that made me go “oooh ahhh”.
It wasn’t until 2009 that I took a shot at photographing a fireworks display. I didn’t know what settings to put my camera on though and so I did a little but of reading and learning. I am always looking to improve on what I THINK I might know (I will never know it all and will always be trying to get better and learn more). So this year I did some more reading and am anxious to try it all again tomorrow night! I also decided that I wanted to share some of the resource links and information that I found on how you can best photograph your own local firework displays. Read the rest of this entry »