How to photograph a parade
When people you love are featured in the parade photographs—whether they’re marching in the band or running out into the street to pick up Hershey kisses and bubble gum—you have pictures that capture a special time in someone’s life and a piece of our country’s texture. Here are my tips for getting the best shots… read more
Photographing memories with sparklers
Very likely the most memorable experience you’ve ever had with fireworks was with sparklers. Large fireworks displays are a huge part of all manner of public celebrations, but getting your own little hands on something that’s magically shooting sparks in the dangerous dark is something children anticipate for days—actually all year long. I certainly did. Allow me to show you how to create a special sparkler keepsake photograph… read more
Celebrating with a Large Group This Weekend?
Heading to parades, fireworks, picnics, the beach… with family or friends? It’s always nice to document who’s there—especially if its a group that isn’t often together!
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Any Baseball Games this Weekend?
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And just for fun…
An annual favorite… Nick’s video compilation of fireworks photos taken by his students and facebook fans—set to a special holiday soundtrack which will give you a little insight into Nick, if you don’t already know his antics! (warning: watch for flying saliva 🙂
How to Use Your Automatic Fireworks Function
Many people own cameras that have a built-in Fireworks Function. You will generally find it in there with some of the other special functions the manufacturers refer to as “Smart”. Some of them are and some of them are just cheesy. But my experience with the fireworks function has been quite impressive. Let’s take a look…
Inside my Brain: 4th of July Fireworks
You may think that professional photographers “just know” what the perfect settings are for any given situation. Nothing is further from the truth. The skill is simply being able to guesstimating a good starting point, and knowing which tweaks to make based on the results of the experiment.
Come inside my brain, and let’s look at how I shot this 4th of July Fireworks picture…read more
Spending Fourth of July Weekend at the Beach?
Everybody loves to capture those fun ocean-side memories. But the bright sunlight poses challenges and the sand can be frustrating—not to mention damaging to your camera!
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Plus don’t miss my favorite tips for camera care at the beach!