The 4th is coming up, and with it the urge to take out the camera and photograph fireworks. So, with that in mind, here’s a blog I did last year.
Now, get out your tripod, remote shutter release, and camera; find yourself a great fireworks display for Wednesday night; and go have fun.
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In Wednesday’s blog, I presented photographs I took of fireworks during Monday’s 4th of July celebration here in El Paso, Texas. Today I’ll highlight more pictures taken that same evening, and this time I’ll give you information on how I took them.
I more and more frequently find myself using a simple point-and-shoot for much of my photographic needs, but occasionally I simply have to get out the more sophisticated equipment to get the most out of certain subjects. For these shots I used my trusty, tried-and-true Canon EOS 5D. The great thing about the 5D is that it was the first “affordable” digital single lens reflex (DSLR) on the market using a 35mm-equivalent sensor. That means that not only would all my older Canon 35mm lenses work with the EOS 5D, but they would also have the same magnification factor as they did with my 35mm film cameras of the past.
The glass I chose for this outing was my only L-series, professional grade Canon lens—my Canon 24-105mm f/4 L IS (Image Stabilized) zoom. This is my favorite lens, and the one that fills the requirements for the vast majority of my shooting situations. It’s just that versatile, and the f/4 aperture in conjunction with the EOS 5D’s exceptional low noise performance at high ISO settings make it a true godsend in low light situations.