Fireworks, handheld at two seconds, results not what I thought!
Steve Russell - Staff Photographer - @RussellPhotos
Shooting fireworks is one of the toughest things to do with a tripod never mind without one.
On Canada Day, Richard Lautens was assigned to shoot the fireworks at Ashbridges Bay, he did it right.
At those same fireworks I left my home with my family in tow, a stroller filled with blankets, snacks and at the last minute a camera with a 24-70 lens on it.
RICHARD LAUTENS did it right, he arrived early to stake out a spot. He brought a tripod and a remote trigger. He made this picture with a 15 second exposure at f/14 and ISO 400. He used his hand to cover and uncover the lens between firework bursts and used an off camera flash to light the couple on the lifeguard chair.
Out of dozens, maybe a dozen dozen fames handheld at two seconds, f/16 and 1600 ISO this was the closest I could get a fireworks picture that looked like fireworks. However from all the bad frames I was inspired.
One of the most important aspects of photography is having fun with it, I did!