Monday, July 8, 2013

Hope you had a great Indpendence Day!

I'm going to take the day off from showing you car show photos and share some fireworks shots with you. Hope that's okay, back to the car-centric posts tomorrow!

For the last few years some good friends of mine have invited me out to a relative's farm where we can really blow some stuff up on Independence Day. Usually we spend the day in the pool or on the deck enjoying drinks and stories then move out to the farm for a grilled feast and more good times with great people.

As I've shown for the last couple of years I've experimented with some long exposure photos. Here are some from the last couple of years:

  This year I did some long exposures for the bigger fireworks as well.

My favorite shot of this year.

These kind of remind me of wheat.

I hope that you enjoyed these. If you'd like to experiment with long exposure photography you need 2 things, a steady place for your camera (either a tripod or just a steady place to set it but I highly recommend a tripod), and a camera that allows you to adjust shutter speed to a few seconds. Set your camera up for the composition that you'd like and then experiment with a long exposure of a few seconds to see how much light it lets in and different apertures and ISO. Remember that a lower f-stop (aperture) will let in more light but will also have a more shallow depth of field and that a higher ISO will make grainy "noise" more likely. I'll be doing some more long exposure low light shots this year at a few events that go later into the evenings.

If you have any questions on specifics of how to do these shots, feel free to contact me directly.

See you at a show,


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