Firework Tutorial and Savings Sunday

image courtesy of tomgrill

Shooting fireworks has been a hobby of mine for a long time, but I am never disciplined about it because my local celebration has a lot of things to shoot beyond fireworks. I generally shoot wide to 50mm all day, depending on my mood, then when the fireworks start ill find a palm tree to lay against to stabilize myself some if I didn’t feel like carrying a tripod all day, but Tom Grill has a different approach utilizing a zoom lens to fill the frame. Most of us probably know the proper settings for these kinds of shots, but if you’re looking to brush up Tom’s article can be a good start. He used the Fujinon 55-200mm to take his pictures, which is tighter than I tend to shoot fireworks, but he has some nice results.

If you prefer to watch a video about shooting fireworks, Adorama has a good tutorial video, but I wanted to feature someone utilizing Fuji gear over a generic tutorial. I tend to read/watch a few before the 4th  just to get myself in the proper state of mind for shooting fireworks since I only do it once or twice a year.

B&H Photo also has a very detailed article about shooting fireworks that is worth a look.

For those looking to save B&H Photo and Adorama are having Red, White, and Blue Sales for the 4th of July that includes some memory cards and slight savings on Fujifilm products, but nothing quite like the sale that just passed.

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