Forth of July in Review






8 comments:

Janine the Bean said...

Great photos Jon. I love the guy on the motorcycle too.

Hopefully you'll be able to give me some more photography lessons when you're here.

Mainely Me said...

Take notes, Janine. I'm really interested in the night shots. How do you do that?

JPB said...

For the night time fireworks shots:

Long exposure (I found 3 seconds at f3.5 - f4.5ideal) and low ISO (to reduce noise).

A tripod is a must.

Lots and lots of fun, though.

Janine the Bean said...

I tried last night, but with no tripod. I just can't hold steady enough.

JPB said...

Very few people can get decent shots at anything slower than 1/60 second (medium zoom) without a tripod.

You can even pick up a cheap little one for occasions like this.

Janine the Bean said...

We do have a tripod, but I just never think to bring it along. Our fireworks show was pretty lame anyhow. We're not in the big city like you.

So how did you accomplish the silhouette of someone in front of the fireworks?

;)

JPB said...

That was more of an accident than anything. Have a kid stand still for 3 seconds on a five second exposure then dash out of the scene.

Janine the Bean said...

Ooh...cool accident though. I like it.

Okay...speaking of accident. You know how unpatriotic a person really is when they misspell Fourth of July.

;)