3690911183_e54081bf0c_oNikon P5100 (hand-held), ISO 64, 4 seconds @ ƒ/7.6

I decided to go “low-key” this year for fireworks and not take any “serious” photos. This is the first time in over 10 years that I have attended a fireworks event and not lugged my SLR, tripod, and whatever else I need to get good fireworks photos. So what did I do? Well, let’s just say I didn’t follow any of my own advice from a recent blog post I wrote about photographing fireworks. I went old-school and used a hand-held point-and-shoot camera, and even used one of the fancy preset “fireworks scene” modes.

I’m sure that I would have taken some nicer photos with my SLR & tripod (note the mini-squigglies in the trails), but this year I just wanted to sit back and enjoy the show … or just sit around and be a goof-ball most of the night (as Rich Legg managed to do quite well as seen in this photo). ;)


Subscribe to my Newsletter!

Join my mailing list, the Nicolesy Newsletter, and receive a FREE eBook: Light Stories II! You will also receive updates from me (about 2-4 per month) on articles, new product releases, and sales events related to the products in my online store.

You will receive your free eBook after confirming your subscription.

Thank you! Please check your inbox to confirm your subscription.