This week’s show is a doozy – I talk about the latest contest, (#3 for 2009), have a fun conversation with Jason Loucks, then tackle some tips on photography fireworks.  Of course the show always takes care of a couple listener questions and answers, so it’s 45 jam-packed minutes of photography fun.  Here’s the show notes:

The Third Photo Contest, sponsored by OnOne software.  Rules and entry information are posted on Tuesday’s blog, and you can enter your photos here.

Here’s the sites and twitter folk we talk about during the show:

  • www.freelanceswitch.com
  • www.smashingmagazine.com
  • www.tutsplus.com
  • www.css-tricks.com & Chris Coyer on Twitter
  • www.w3schools.com

Shooting Fireworks

  • Use a tripod
  • Make sure you have spare batteries (and fully charge all batteries)
  • Shoot with a low ISO
  • Set your shutter between 4-8 seconds for best results
  • Try adjusting the zoom in or out for attention grabbing light trails

Enjoy the show, hosted by the folks over at Personal Life Media!  Happy shooting, and be sure to share your own tips and tricks for shooting fireworks by tomorrow and I’ll try to put all of them together along with some (hopefully) inspiring photos for enjoyment.  In the spirit of the show, don’t forget the trailing question:  What was your first camera?

3 thoughts on “Win, Listen, and Bang!

  1. Get Advice… This is a great time of year to pull out the tripod and camera for fireworks!

  2. My first camera was an Agfa Instamatic. It took 126 (square negs) film and the flash was a disposable cube (that contained 4 single use bulbs) and rotated to a new bulb when the film was wound on.

    I took great photos with it when my family visited Hawaii and Los Angeles (from Fiji where I was born and where we once lived) at the end of 1975.

    I think that Dad’s first camera was a Contax 35mm which I commandeered at the tender age of 8 to shoot a series of images recording the milk truck’s journey down our street. All 15 slides were in perfect focus and spot-on exposure! Imagine my father’s puzzlement when that film came back from the lab…

    After that, it was Canons all the way, baby! Starting with the AE-1, then AE-1 Program, A1, and F1 with swivel viewfinder and 100 shot back.

    Digital Ixus 400S and G5 with wide angle adapter followed, and now the first DSLR camera that has made me want to get one – the 5D MkII.

    I’m happy! (Although I may have to spread my allegiance to getting one of those beautiful and retro-looking Olympus E-P1s for when I don’t want to carry the 5D2 around)

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