Photographing Fireworks

Photographing Fireworks

Here, in the U.S., this past weekend we celebrated Independence Day. This year we could gather outside again to ooh and aah at the magnificent fireworks display over the New York City area. There were lots of people, as you can see in the images posted below, hence, I did wear a mask at all [...]

Photographing Fireworks

Photographing Fireworks

How to Photograph Fireworks Tomorrow on the Fourth of July many will go out to enjoy the fireworks display. Many others will try to take a few shots of the fireworks. So, here are a few thoughts on photographing fireworks: First things first, the day (or a couple of days) before you go out to [...]

Lighting Patterns and the Artist Voice: Back Lighting

Lighting Patterns and the Artist Voice: Back Lighting

Lighting Patterns and the Artist Voice: Back Lighting Using a specific lighting pattern can help define our photographic voice. In my previous post I mentioned split lighting and how it can be used to evoke a certain mood and look, in particular in black-and-white portraits. Today let's look at back lighting. Back lighting creates silhouettes, [...]