Thanks Brenda. I actually thought it wasn't that good. I just snapped it as we were walking across. I usually have to use a tripod to get good fireworks pics. This was from the Sky Bridge, so... I guess between BLT and Contemp?
Do you have any tips on photographing the fireworks, Craig?
Do you ever attempt to use your tripod in the parks?
So clear! you have major skills
Honestly, a tripod is just not an accessory that I care to lug around and try to use in a crowded theme park. There are people that do it, and God bless 'em. It's just not for me. I see it as an accident waiting to happen. Kid comes running by, slams into tripod, tripod and very expensive camera crash to the ground, kid gets hurt. No thanks. I can usually find something to steady my camera on if necessary.Do you ever attempt to use your tripod in the parks?
I have a Canon 7d and my significant other uses a 20d.
Your tripod concerns pretty much sum why I'm not crazy of the idea as well. Have you had any luck with monopods? We had one we tried at home last year but neither of us had much luck figuring out how to use it in a way that resulted in better pics.
I really appreciate the tips and the link, I just wish we had some fireworks we could practice on before our trip :)
When you use the remote shutter release, are you setting your camera up for the shot on the trashcan or is that just when your taking the shots from the safety of your balcony w/the tripod?
What kind of lens do you prefer for these shots?
Both very nice cameras.
I haven't tried a mono-pod. I don't think a mono-pod would serve me any better than just hand-holding.
I've only used the remote release on a tripod.
Since you're using a medium to small aperture, having a really fast lens (large aperture) isn't that important. I do like to have something with some zoom for fireworks to help in framing the shots I want. Usually it's an 18-135. That's what's on my camera 90 percent of the time anyway.
both pics are awesome! I thought the first one was amazing until i scrolled down and saw this one.
What is the best way to set your camera to take FW photo's an get background subjects IE the Castle, or in the examples above space mountain w/ decent exposure? Both of the pics above look great and SM looks to be exposed pretty well. Any tips on accomplishing that? I would like to try BULD settings but am afraid that any lit backgroung items may not come out too well.