Time For Some Fireworks
If they have not started around your house already then the fireworks will really start to crank up in the next couple of days. Last year I went up to the top of a parking garage near the Tippecanoe County Courthouse to photograph the fireworks. I don’t think that I ended up really liking anything that I made because the wind was so strong that it blew the fireworks away too quickly. That is the fickle nature of a photographer. You want some wind so that the smoke is not in every frame. You don’t want so much wind though that it ruins the show. This year I may head back up there and give it another try. I still have an idea in my head that I never was quite able to accomplish last year.
Some Tips For Better Firework Photos
Six years ago I wrote this post here on how to make better firework photos. The photos look a little dated to me now, but the tips are still good. Making a good firework photo is all about balance. You want the shutter open long enough to capture the full effect of the firework without blowing out the photo. It is something that I look forward to every year. It is a fun challenge and a great way to be creative.