Thursday, July 5, 2012
I can't wait to see everyone's 4th of July Firework shots! I'm sorry I'm behind on commenting on everyone's Tips & Pics entries this week. I've been off work, which means I'm not in front of a computer much! But it's open for another 2 days so you can link up your firework shots. Click HERE to see my Firework tutorial and link up your firework shots!
A blogger named Kris asked me a very good question that I wasn't able to respond to because her email was blocked--but it was how do you set up your tripod for firework shots if you're somewhere where the fireworks are coming from every direction! Well I don't really have a good answer, I had the same trouble this year myself! I settled on aiming in one direction and trying to catch the fireworks that went off in front of my tripod and didn't worry about trying to capture the others. I figured if I moved around for each firework in each direction, I'd end up missing them all!
Instead of going to a firework show, my boyfriend and I had a 4th of July party at his house, which has an AMAZING view of the hills and downtown LA. From his patio we could see Dodger Stadium's fireworks plus lots of (brave!) families lighting off amazing (albeit illegal) fireworks from their backyard!
To the left of the skyline, are Dodger Stadium's fireworks. In the foreground, are fireworks that houses were setting off themselves in their backyards!
If I totally zoomed in on Dodger Stadium fireworks, I missed all the other one's going off, so I tried to stay a little wide to get both. Plus, I love seeing the skyline in these shots.
Ok and I zoomed in on this one below because you can see all the houses around this thing--how is this safe!? Oh right, it's illegal! But the whole night went without incident and was a blast! (no pun intended) :)
We also had a blast with writing with sparklers and long exposures. Those shots will be coming soon!