Ahh Canada Day fireworks. For the first time we let the kids stay up late and come see them. They enjoyed the show for sure. I like shooting fireworks since I can still enjoy the show and shoot at the same time.
Tuesday night I zipped out to Macaulay Point Park to watch the fireworks and to take a few pictures. It was a little windy and tiny bit chilly standing out in the dark near the water as I anxiously waited for the show to start.
Shooting fireworks can be easy and fun provided you have the right equipment. Start with a camera that has a bulb setting (ie the shutter stays open as long as you press the shutter button). Must, must, must have a sturdy tripod, and a cable release is pretty handy too.
With the camera pointed in the right direction, fix the aperture and focus then get ready to shoot. Try to anticipate when the big bursts are going to happen and mash the cable release button. Vary how long you keep the shutter open. Take lots of pictures.
I’m very happy with a number of my images, but of course I had over 75 to pick and choose from.
Can’t wait for next year. Hopefully I can make it out again.
Here are some of my favorite Canada Day fireworks shots. You can see the whole gallery here.