Let’s Shoot Fireworks!
This year Hudson’s fireworks display will be at Lakefront Park on Sunday, July 1, at dusk. It will cap off the Booster Days festivities that includes live music, a beer garden, carnival rides, a parade, live music and more. For more details on Hudson’s Booster Days celebration click on this link. Stillwater’s fireworks display will be on Wednesday, the 4th, beginning at dusk (around 10:00 pm).
Bryan Leonard and I shot fireworks last year at just about the same time, ten minutes after ten. Bryan’s shot was taken from in front of the Phipps and he used a wide angle lens (18mm) f/ll, ISO 100 for 5 seconds. I took the walking path that is parallel to the I94 bridge and wish I had brought bug spray. Mine was a composite that was shot at ISO 100, f/11 and the fireworks shots ranged from two to four seconds at 55mm. This year I plan on being at the Phipps by 9:00 pm, so meet me there!
Photowalks and Galleries
I need your photos for galleries! Please send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org Size them so that they are 960 pixels on the longest side and give them a title that includes your name. Photos to include:
- The Wall that Heals exhibit at the Minnesota state capitol last weekend
- Blooming Butterflies exhibit at Como Park taken any time this year or last year
- Fireworks or 4th of July celebrations
Important: July Meeting Date
I’ll be making another blog post, but for now, please remember that we will be meeting on the second Wednesday, July 14, 6:30 pm, instead of July 4. Richard Hudson and Pete Mutschler will host a Scavenger Hunt and Ice Cream Social.
Everything you could possibly want to know about shooting fireworks is contained in this video by John Cornicello that he did for Creative Live. It’s an hour long, but as I said, it includes everything, including making double exposures for getting more bang in one shot.
See ya Sunday night!