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Photographing Fireworks – Wishes at Magic Kingdom

Wishes at Magic Kingdom

Photographing Fireworks during Wishes at Magic Kingdom.

I posted back in July on how to photograph fireworks. This is a followup to that post.

The first thing you definitely need is a

Tripod. Why? Because you are going to be leaving your shutter open to capture the shooting of each firework and hand holding your camera to capture this would result in a blurry image.

Next thing I suggest is a remote to trigger your shutter. This is needed so you don’t have to press the actual shutter on your camera. Leaning over your camera for over 10 seconds is not fun and can result in bumping your camera. It is possible to do this without shaking your camera but with a remote you can sit back and watch the timer on the remote and actually enjoy the fireworks.

You’ll want a lens that is wide so you can take in all the fireworks. For these shots I used a Canon 24-70L Lens.

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Next thing is to put your ISO to 100 and your F-stop or Aperture to 7-10 and your camera on bulb. Before a firework is shot, press the shutter and hold it for 10-20 seconds. You will capture the streak of the firework and the explosion of it in your image. Of course the longer you hold it the more fireworks you will capture in your image.

You can also purchase a neutral density filter from Amazon by clicking here to help with the overexposure of lots of fireworks being shot off at once. This will actually provide more color in the fireworks. You’ll be able to leave your shutter open longer with one of these and bring your F-stop down to 2.8. Here are a few more images I photographed during Wishes at Magic Kingdom in Orlando Florida. A lot of these shots were taken at f 22 with an exposure of around a minute on a Canon 5d Mark III. Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to answer them at jayson@jaysonsphotography.com

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All these images are straight out of the camera. The last one is a little overexposed because I left it open too long and was not using a neutral density filter. That will help with your images if you are to photograph fireworks.

If you’d like to see more of my work be sure to check out my website at jaysonsphotography.com or by clicking here.

Cheers!

J

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11 things to remember when hiring your wedding photographer

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Here are 11 things to remember when hiring your wedding photographer.

!. It’s not all about price in this wedding industry. Yes, everyone has a budget but spending very little for a photographer will get you in trouble.
Our prices are based on an industry standard for photographers with our skill and experience.

2. You can’t redo your wedding. You have only one shot at capturing perfect moments on your wedding day so why leave it in the hands of a friend or a family member or
someone who only has one low quality digital SLR camera and no backups if their camera fails.

3. There are a lot of photographers out there or people who claim they are wedding photographers just because they own a digital SLR camera. Make sure you see images from
an entire wedding they’ve shot, at least 3, not just highlight images. Sure, anyone can take a great image but can they be consistent throughout the wedding day.

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4. Meet your photographer. Some photographers might do great work but are very egotistical and tell you how your wedding day is going to go. Make sure your photographer is kind
and open to your ideas of images you’d like to have captured on your wedding day.

5. Find out the background of your photographer. Some photographers just got in the industry to make money or make quick money pricing themselves at $1200. Make sure your photographer
has an artistic background and has an eye for capturing moments and loving expressions.

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6. What are they going to give you for the price. Most photographers price themselves low because they aren’t giving you your actual images and only shooting your wedding for 4 hours. Make
sure the price includes the Hi-Resolution images and you are able to print them from home or lab of your choosing.

7. See them in action. Often times photographers take great images but then when you hire them they are standing in the way of the groom to get a perfect shot of the bride walking down the aisle with her father. Make sure you see a promo video of them in action at a wedding before you book them as your wedding photographer. You don’t want an obtrusive photographer.

8. Chimping. Chimping means looking at an image on the back of the camera. Often times photographers take a ton of images and look at the images they took to see if they came out. I’ve seen many photographers do this and be missing important moments while doing it. It’s okay to view the image quickly to see if you got the shot and it’s exposed correctly but not if you’re missing key moments.

9. Family. How are the formal images the photographer takes. Formal images are important images of family or friends looking at the camera and smiling. You need to make sure the photographer knows who the parents and grandparents are and places them in the correct order when taking a family formal group shop. Make sure they also leave space on both sides of the image so you can crop the image to an 8×10.

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10. How long has the photographer been shooting weddings for? You need to make sure the photographer has been photographing weddings for a few years and has shot at least 2o weddings.

11. Your photographer arrives to your wedding a few hours before your actual ceremony to capture detail images. We always arrive to each wedding at least 2 hours before the ceremony to capture detail images as well as fun images of the bride and her bridesmaids and the groom and his groomsmen. This is also a time for a first look.

and an extra one at 12. Make sure you see a before and after image of the photographers editing style. Anyone can take a picture but can they edit it to create a work of art.

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Be sure to check out more of our work at jaysonsphotography.com or by clicking here. I look forward to capturing amazing
images on your special day.

Cheers!

J

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Amherst Wedding Photographers

We’ve been photographing weddings for 10 years now and were just honored with the couples choice award by Wedding Wire. We want to share this award with all of our amazing couples. When you are searching for Amherst Wedding Photographers make sure to consider us for your wedding as we photograph most of our weddings in Western Mass.

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We are getting ready for another outstanding wedding season as this snow starts to melt. We are South Hadley Wedding Photographers and Amherst Wedding Photographers as we live in Western Mass and can’t wait to be part of your unbelievable wedding. Be sure to check out our website to see more of our work at jaysonsphotography.com or by clicking here.

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Vermont Wedding Photographers | Lake Morey Resort

We consider ourselves Western Mass Wedding Photographers. For this next wedding we became Vermont Wedding Photographers. If you are ever in the Vermont area make sure to check out Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT, you will not be disappointed. Here are two Sneak Peek images from this beautiful Vermont Wedding.

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Check out that breathtaking view. The clouds make this image that much more beautiful. Also, having a gorgeous bride in the shot makes it a perfect photograph.

We love photographing weddings in different areas. This wedding season has brought us to New Hampshire, New York, Connecticut, Boston, Cape Cod and now Vermont.

More images to come from this outstanding wedding. Check out more of our photography by clicking here.

If you are in need of Vermont Wedding Photography, be sure to give us a call at 413 537 9553 or e-mail us at jayson@jaysonsphotography.com

Cheers!

J

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Western Mass Newborn Photographers

Happy Friday!!! Sorry for not posting a ton lately, we’ve been busy shooting and editing a ton of sessions and weddings. You can now call us Western Mass Newborn Photographers after our latest baby photography session in Chicopee, MA the other day. Here are a few images from that adorable shoot.

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We love newborn photography. The toughest challenge about newborn photography is actually getting the baby to fall asleep, believe it or not. This baby was actually very good about that. However, she was only asleep for two minutes but that was a perfect amount of time to get some great images of her asleep.

If you are looking for Western Mass Newborn Photographers or Chicopee Newborn Photographers be sure to e-mail us at jayson@jaysonsphotography.com or give us a call at 413 537 9553

Check out our site at http://www.jaysonsphotography.com for more newborn and infant photography.

Cheers!

J

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