Sunday, July 8, 2012

Fireworks with my new lens

A couple of months ago I took a photo class here locally and some of the participants were talking about a few  Canon lenses that were on sale.  I had been wanting to buy a nice lens for about a year.  I still love my 50mm f1.4 prime lens- it will always be a favorite, but I really wanted to try one of Canon's "L" professional zoom lenses.  I settled on the 24-70mm f2.8 L macro zoom.  It is awesome.  It doesn' t have a huge reach (zoom) so it won't be great for sports, but it is a great, everyday walk-around lens.  It is heavy, but not like some of the zoom lenses.  If your in the market for new equipment, I highly reccomend  They are a great resource, and have good prices.

I have tried to get fireworks shots in the past, and honestly I was mostly successful this year because
I used the (Manfrotto)  tripod I got for Christmas last year- also from B&H photo.  Getting these types of shots requires a super slow shutter speed, and you can't hold your camera with that slow of a shutter speed or you get blurry pictures because there is no way you can hold that still.  I learned how to shoot fireworks from Katrina Kennedy at - I have taken several of her photo classes, and she is great!  Anyway, I hope you had a nice 4th of July.  Here are just a couple of the shots I got- I hope to get a layout done in the next couple of weeks.  Happy Birthday America!

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