Welcome to the New Year! That it may be a wonderful, photogenic and awesome new year.
The weather was so dreadful last night that I did not have the chance to take any firework pictures. Although it is a bit late for any firework image tips, here are some. Just in case you have some events coming up.
First of all make sure you have a good spot to take the images. You will need clear view of the sky and where possible of the firework display. Where possible have the option to see the firework in front of you, not above you. If available, use water areas for reflection!
Next, change your camera settings. Turn your flash off, drop ISO to about 100, set shutter speed on 2-3 seconds and if available, use the firework setting on your camera. As you use long exposure see if you have a tripod on hand. If not, be creative and find a stable flat surface.
Lastly, take many, many pictures and enjoy the show. Don’t check your images whilst you are taking them, just keep shooting. You can check them later. However do keep an eye on the first couple of pictures to make sure your settings are right. Once you are happy, just keep clicking.
Photo opportunities for 2013
Compared to 2012, 2013 seems to be a more quiet year. No big football event, no Queen’s jubilee, no Olympics. Although there are no major events planned, there are bound to be numerous small and local events. You probably will just have to be a little bit more creative and come up with your own ideas.
Some dates that might be worth looking out for:
10th February – Chinese New Year – good for firework!
10th March – Mother’s Day (UK)
31st March – Easter
12th May – Mother’s Day (US / Netherlands)
16th June – Father’s Day
3rd November – Total Solar eclipse
I will have some more photo series coming up for 2013, so keep an eye on this blog. If you have any ideas for photos, drop a comment 🙂