Taking photos of fireworks can be a fun adventure. There seems to be lots of fireworks around our neighborhood so each year on Independence Day I set up my tripod on our front walk and wait for just the right shot. I have found that the tripod is a necessity to get a clear shot.
In this photo I used my Canon SX40 camera. For my settings I used a F8 aperture and held the camera open for 2 seconds. The ISO setting was 100 and I zoomed to the 80mm setting.
I also enjoy taking photos in low light settings. The time just before and for about 30 minutes after sunset can produce some beautiful photos. I give you hints on taking photos during this time at How to Take Sunset Photos.
I am not usually an early morning person but the beauty of a sunset can get me out of bed and behind the eye of a camera. Here is a shot I took at sunrise in Juno Beach Florida. I arrived at the pier about 1/2 hour before sunrise, set up my camera and waited for the perfect shot. I was able to take about 20 photos before the sun got too high in the sky.
I have been fascinated by sunrises for quite some time and have written about other encounters with photographing sunrises on this page Beautiful Sunrises.
As I visited the pages of other lensmasters this week I found two that I particularly enjoyed their takes on night time and low light photography.
- Patgoltz is a wonderful photographer. On this page Night Photog , she gives us great hints on taking photos at night. She also suggests some interesting night time subjects. I would think of photographing the moon, fireworks, and Christmas lights; all of which Pat gives some wonderful tips. But how about subjects like flowers, birds, lightning and even snow? Those are some of the interesting night subject Pat explores on her lens.
- EditionH gives 5 tips for taking photos of the sunrise and sunset. This lens was granted a Lens of the Day on 2/10/14 Sunset and Sunrise Photos Be sure to stop by to see some beautiful photos and learn how you can take these photos. My favorites are the photos with the morning fog!