4 May 2017

Been a While . . .

Submitted by Roger

Been so busy doing photography, I have had almost no time to talk about it.

There is a trap that photographers regularily fall into. We become so caught up in our own work, we lose sight of the world around us, and then we wonder why our creative juices seem to have dried up. As photographers we need outside influence. Without it, we end up doing the same thing again and again until the rut is so deep we have trouble climbing out.

8 Jul 2013
Good times with friendsPhotography as we know it is the capture of a durable image using a camera. Early photography was a highly technical process, requiring photographers to be skilled chemists, and the process was restricted to a few who could afford to devote their lives to the undertaking. By the time the Kodak Brownie was released in 1900, anyone could take pictures. Eastman's slogan "You press the button. We do the rest." brought photography into the hands of the general public. Family gatherings, personal events, and travel were being recorded by anyone with a camera.
2 Jul 2013
Faberge egg - Copyright © 2013 , Roger Monahan, All rights reserved

The standard wisdom for making images of fireworks is keep your camera steady and use long exposures.

The f-stop number squared divided by the ISO speed should be about 0.6 (f8 at 100 ISO, f 16 at 400 ISO etc). Total exposure time is generally set to include some detail in the dimly lit foreground. Fireworks photography is for the most part a question of timing and planned composition.

The standard wisdom is also 'don't shoot from a boat unless you want squiggly lines'.

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