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How To Take Photos Of Fireworks
Get there early and scout out a location that has a good foreground, background and view of the area the fireworks will be.
Use a Tripod, if you don't have one brace your camera on a car roof, tree trunk or any stable surface and set camera to manual. Use an aperture (size of opening in the lens) of between f/5.6 and f/11 (midrange). Try shutter speeds from 1/2 second to a couple of seconds (on most cameras to get the longer shutter speeds set camera to bulb and hold shutter down to expose and release to stop exposure). The longer speeds capture the movement of the fireworks (and any movement of the camera so keep it steady). If you have a cable release for the shutter use it to minimize shake when you press the shutter if not try to minimize shake as best you can.
Try different apertures (f-stops) and shutter speeds. Have fun.
If you are using a camera in your smart phone again steady yourself by leaning on a tree, car or any fixed structure. As far as adjustments, you may not have many but you should turn off the flash, there probably is no speed or aperature adjustments. You could try changing the ISO from 100 and range to 800 (if available).
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Barnegat Lighthouse Toppled
Early Sunday morning, April 1, 2018, The Barnegat Lighthouse (Ole' Barney) was found toppled to the dismay of New Jersey residents. No cause has yet been found, but authorities are searching for a reason. Photo below taken with drone.
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Proper Clothing For Portraits
The simple rule is there is no proper clothing for having a portrait taken. The best rule is wear whatever makes you feel best, because if you are comfortable in what you wear it will show in the portrait. Some people like to dress the same or color coordinated for a family portrait, this is fine but keep it simple and keep in mind very bright colors may effect the color balance of the final print.
So wear whatever makes you feel best and you will look your best.
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