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Event Photography: Fireworks!

In this two part workshop we experience the whirlwind of photographing an international fireworks display. You will be challenged to capture the booming display of sound and light. More challenging will be dealing with logistics, determining the best opportunities for shooting & timing - you cannot ask the fireworks to "do that again!"

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international fireworks competition

Fireworks at Lac Leamy!

You will learn:

  • patience - we cannot control the fireworks display!
  • appropriate and safe ways to capture the fireworks
  • assessing the correct exposures, compositions
  • optimizing your shooting - determining your priorities within the anticipated timeframe
  • managing your equipment - there is a finite window of shooting - equipment downtime will cost you!

"Is this a digital or film course?" It is a photography course - about creating better pictures. The emphasis is on your skills behind the camera and your ability to effectively use the camera you have. Many participants bring digital cameras. Many choose film. Some bring both! Having people with both technologies on a course helps to compare the differences. Do not worry about your equipment - all you need is a 35mm SLR camera and lens(es) - no "point and shoot" cameras please.

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