Past Meetup

Salute to America Fireworks at Greenfield Village (Wednesday July 3rd)

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Greenfield Village

The Henry Ford 20900 Oakwood Blvd · Dearborn, MI

How to find us

We'll meetup at the fountain inside the gate at 8:30 PM

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Details

It's always fun to shoot some fireworks! Greenfield Village is putting on their annual Salute to America Fireworks July 3 through 6. The show starts each evening at dusk...approximately 10:00 PM. There is an admission fee ...See Pricing Details below... We'll meetup inside the gate at the fountain at 8:30 PM.

Members & Non-Members
ADVANCE MEMBER ADULT age 13 & up $19
ADVANCE MEMBER YOUTH age 5-12, $12
ADVANCE NON-MEMBER ADULT age 13 & up $22.50
ADVANCE NON-MEMBER YOUTH age 5-12, $14
DAY OF MEMBER ADULT $23
DAY OF MEMBER YOUTH $15
DAY OF NON-MEMBER ADULT $27
DAY OF NON-MEMBER YOUTH $17.50
CHILDREN 4 & under are free

Parking is $5 per vehicle.
A service fee of $2.50 will be applied to all Call Center sales. No service fees are applied to online orders.

Here are the settings I would suggest to you if I were standing next to you preparing to shoot the fireworks...

HOW TO SHOOT FIREWORKS:

• STANDARD DESIGN PRINCIPLES APPLY...THE BEST SHOTS HAVE AN INTERESTING FOREGROUND.

• USE A TRIPOD

• SHOOT IN MANUAL

• SET FOCUS TO INFINITY

• USE A REMOTE SHUTTER RELEASE OR SELF-TIMER FUNCTION

• SHOOT IN "BULB" MODE (Press the shutter button once to open the shutter, release the shutter button to close the shutter... THIS IS WHERE A REMOTE IS HANDY!)

• USE A LOW ISO (100 OR 200)

• START OUT WITH AN APERTURE SET TO F8

• START OUT BY SHOOTING INDIVIDUAL BURSTS AND THEN LEAVE SHUTTER OPEN FOR MULTIPLE BURSTS.

• CHECK YOUR VIEWFINDER FOR RESULTS

• TOO DARK? OPEN UP TO F5.6 ... TOO BRIGHT? STOP DOWN TO F11

• EXPERIMENT WITH WHITE BALANCE (TRY TUNGSTEN)

• EXPERIMENT IN THE DIGITAL DARKROOM WITH COMPOSITING IMAGES

• HAVE FUN! Be creative...and STAY SAFE! ~ Jack