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Old 07-02-2012, 05:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Firework Photography/Canada Day!

Anyone other Canadians take pictures of the fireworks in their area? I put the best of mine up on my Flickr, but here are a few previews in case you don't feel like clicking through:








And for non-Canadians around I'm sure you also have some fireworks shots. If you're American, which you probably are if you aren't Canadian and are on this forum, you'll have your Independence Day shots taken soon enough I guess .

Note: this was my first attempt at firework photography, and my girlfriend also refused to let me bring along a tripod, since she thought I would look weird carrying around a tripod all day. So I definitely did move a bit during some of the shots - let's just say I was light painting with the fireworks lol.

I've always thought firework photography looked really nice, and I'm pretty happy with how my first attempts at it turned out. So lets see some more from everyone else!
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Note: this was my first attempt at firework photography, and my girlfriend also refused to let me bring along a tripod, since she thought I would look weird carrying around a tripod all day. So I definitely did move a bit during some of the shots - let's just say I was light painting with the fireworks lol.
In times like this, washer string monopod for the win.
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If you run 2 strings and washers to each foot, it's just about tripod stable (but harder to set up).
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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not bad at all for handheld. ill post some of mine soon. the city i live in does their independence day celebration shindig the weekend before so ive already got some good ones. im going to another show tonight and then another on the 4th...
YAY FIREWORKS!
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Canada day...ay...sorry had to do that

i like the first.... amazing
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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In times like this, washer string monopod for the win.
Stabilize Your Camera for $1 with a Washer, Bolt, and String
If you run 2 strings and washers to each foot, it's just about tripod stable (but harder to set up).
You know that this might be the most important post in my life. I really miss my tripod but hate carrying it...
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In times like this, washer string monopod for the win.
Stabilize Your Camera for $1 with a Washer, Bolt, and String
If you run 2 strings and washers to each foot, it's just about tripod stable (but harder to set up).

this is amazing!
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Not a bad DIY trick. I'd still use a tripod and remote shutter to minimize camera shake as much as possible.
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Really? Nobody else has any fireworks shots?
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here is one of the better ones.....sorry about the house in the pic - this was taken from my back yard and the wife was sick of me messing with my camera rather than watching the show.
Shot with my T2.i set on a Tripod just on non-flash mode. Also cropped a bit
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missed the fireworks, too tired from playing that day to go.

A tripod would have been really helpful for long exposures not sure though how convenient that would have been with the amount of people celebrating at your location.

Nice pics btw.
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