When holidays roll around, we all like to capture the fun with our digital cameras. As a resident of the Agoura Hills since 1992, almost every year I gather the family and we head out to Thousand Oaks for the annual fireworks display. We used to view the fireworks from the parking lot near Moorpark Road and Hillcrest. Now we head out to the Thousand Oaks Mall parking lot. I have more fun watching the children run and play , seeing their anticipation of the event before it gets dark, as much as the fireworks display itself!
Rather than recreate the wheel with tips on night time photography, I wanted to share some useful information on photographing fireworks from two extremely respected professionals.
Two of my favorite photographers have posted some great information on how to take firework photos. Joe McNally and Scott Kelby. Their blogs are listed below.
I would recommend a DSLR (for more instant response time), a tripod and a cable release (for camera shake) if you have this gear.
Enjoy and have a great holiday!
How to Shoot Fireworks
KAREN VAISMAN – Karen Vaisman Photography located in Agoura Hills, California
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