Posts Tagged ‘independenceday’

Botched Fireworks Display Makes For Glorious Photos of Fireballs

The 4th of July fireworks show in San Diego malfunctioned yesterday, resulting in an entire show’s 20-minutes worth of fireworks released in 15 seconds that the Port of San Diego attributed to a corrupted computer file.

But for some prepared photographers, the display resulted in some singular photos of the large fireballs.
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Shoot Abstract Photos of Fireworks with Long Exposures and No Tripod


There’s plenty of tutorials online teaching you the “proper” techniques for photographing fireworks, but have you ever tried shooting them “incorrectly” on purpose? When photography enthusiast Pete Rogina took his Canon 5D Mark II out to capture fireworks this past Independence Day, he decided to try “light painting” with the fireworks by shooting them at long exposures without a tripod, waving the camera so that the streaks of light would take on abstract shapes.
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