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How to Shoot Fireworks by Fro Knows Photo

Some very nice tips on photographing fireworks.

“I got the chance on July 4th to put into practice the settings that I researched for photographing fireworks. I have to say I had a blast just hanging out, setting up and waiting for the show to start.

My goal was to not focus to much on the fireworks themselves but to focus on the whole scene as well as people. I started off with the Nikon D3s on the tripod with a 14-24 shooting horizontally. I set the camera to manual exposure and manual focus. The F stop was set to F10 to start with the Shutter Speed being set to Bulb.” …more…

The photographer also provides a very nice pointer on his site for focusing in pitch black, which you will have to do when photographing fireworks:

“Here is a tip for focusing in pitch black. I found that waiting for the fire works to start worked out very very well. I was able to look threw the camera and quickly manually focus on where the fire works exploded in the sky. Being that you will be shooting at anywhere from F8-16 if your focus is close to begin with your images should be tack sharp.”


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Rockupy! Albuquerque | Sat. December 3rd, 2011

Rockupy! was a Community Event put on in coordination between Mim: Music is Medicine and Occupy Albuquerque. Rockupy! was designed to bring people together through music, and to provide ways for people to get involved in their community.

Rockupy! was a two-day event, spanning from Saturday, December 3rd through Sunday, December 4th.

On Saturday, Rockupy! combined efforts with a local “NO GMO CHILE!!!” protest and march. (more…)

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Occupy Albuquerque | The Death of our First Amendment Oct 29 2011

Occupy / (un) Occupy Albuquerque protesters put on a wake today in honor of the death of our First Amendment rights to Free Speech and Peaceful Assembly after the UNM Administration banned the group from protesting on the campus. (more…)

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Occupy Albuquerque | A day in Coyote Camp Oct 10, 2011

I spent the day in Coyote Camp, which is the home base for the Occupy Albuquerque, in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street and the rest of the country.  Here are some photos taken from today. As you can see, it is a peaceful place where parents brought their children who played, and also helped carry the message of the Occupy Movement.

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Peace sign balloon from Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Oct. 3, 2011

Photo taken from the front of my house of the hot air balloon featuring the “peace sign.”  Peace to all!  I will be attending the Special Shapes this coming Friday, October, 7th, 2011…. so do please check back for pictures in the evening. (more…)

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