Coming up to two big holidays, I thought it would be a good time to re-run one of my favourite posts. Be you a Nikon, Canon, Fuji, Sony, Pentax, Leica or whatever sort of person, I think it can be universally agreed that fireworks can be one of the most fun events to shoot. For anybody visiting Vancouver this year, the big festival runs starts July 27. So happy start of the summer, everyone!
Summer means fireworks, fireworks mean family outings, and and that of course means photographic opportunities. Fourth of July, kids, hot dogs and fireworks; what more could you ask? (Actually, I would throw in "pool" into that list of actives, but that's another post) However, capturing fireworks is it's own unique discipline, as it is about capturing essence of movement in a stationary image. Because of this, more so than other forms of picture taking, fireworks shooting involves a high degree of interpretation on the part of the photographer.... it is not possible to sit back and capture what the eye 'sees', because it is not possible to coherently capture all of the movement in one single picture. The end result tends to be vary individualistic. Take two people and put them side by side and you'll find that the pictures from both take on a distinctive look for each photographer.
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