Love them, even from a young age hen most of my friends, and my brother, were crying... I loved to watch them fly high into the air and rain down.
Back in the day we used to watch the fireworks from the banks of the Potomac River in DC. We would round up all of our friends and drive down George Washington Parkway, pull off on the side of the road and just set up camp for the whole day. There was grilling, horseshoes, sparklers and a lot of laughter.
This year I am lucky enough to be watching the fireworks from the lawn of the White House. Yes, you saw that correctly. One of the perks of Jake's job is that he gets invitations to many White House events, like the Easter Egg Roll, Christmas tours, tours of the West Wing and an awesome party for the Fourth of July!There are suppose to be food and beverages there, and I am hoping to have a President sighting!
This is not what the topic of this post is, but I will update you all after.
Anyhow, the real reason for this post is to talk about firework photography! There are only a few chances that people really have to practice this skill, and that is if you happen to be beach camping on a wild horse filled island with sparklers
The first set of tips is from a free photo webinar that my friend Matt.. you all remember Matt right?
The second set of tips comes from one of the bloggers that I follow mcp actions. Jodi Friedman gives some great tips about what to do when you can't follow the "rules" of firework photography, and how to still get amazing shots.
Both John and Jodi mention that "rules are meant to be broken" and that there isn't just one way to do photography, so go out there and have some fun with it!
Share your pics, and happy Fourth of July!