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Shoot the Fireworks - Celebration of Light - Vanier Park

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That was such a wonderful time at Second Beach on Saturday....so let's go watch and photograph the fireworks again.

On Saturday it was difficult for many people to make it at 7:00 and connect with the group in general.....and it may prove so again with folks working, traffic, crowds and street closures.

So this will be a NO HOST meet-up. If you are there by 7:00 watch for familiar faces and tripods along the Seaside Bicycle Route and find a spot...Because this is such short notice, there has been no time to scout out a location, but when we arrive, we will post here on the site where we are.

This is technically NOT a photowalk, more of a "stand and shoot". We did a photowalk at this event and location last year and shooting the fireworks was great fun.

We will try to meet at the seaside bicycle route on the edge of Vanier Park at 19:00. Because of the huge crowds of people expected, this may be difficult. If you are late arriving take a look around for the group with tripods and hopefully you will recognize a familiar face or two. We will find our spots and then wait for the show to begin at 10pm.....it finishes by 10:30pm.

There are lots of photo opportunities, you can capture some great fireworks shots, you can do some city shots and maybe even some people shots.

What should I bring:

Camera - Obviously
Tripod - this will be necessary
Cable Release - if you have one
A variety of lenses, you might need to try out different focal lengths to get your composition right

We won't meet anywhere afterwards because everyone will have gotten there in different ways from different directions.

Here are some brief pointers on how to shoot fireworks:

1. Use a tripod
2. Set your F stop to between f8 and f11
3. Focus on the subject, in this case the barge that the fireworks will be launched from, and once focused go to manual focus
4. Use a cable release
5. Set your camera to BULB mode and count the exposure time in seconds.
6. Exposure time will vary for each image depending on how much light is in the shot and that depends on how many fireworks go up at one time. Its a little tricky at times, but lots of fun
7. Have FUN!!

Check here for some additional tips - http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-photograph-fireworks - or google it yourself - there is lots of instructional information out there on the subject.

AT ALL TIMES, PLEASE BE MINDFUL OF YOURSELF AND YOUR FELLOW PHOTO WALKERS, YOUR PROPERTY AND YOUR SURROUNDINGS! VANCOUVER PHOTO-WALKS OR IT'S ORGANIZERS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU OR YOUR PROPERTY!

AFTER THE PHOTO-WALK DON"T FORGET THAT YOU CAN SHARE UPTO A MAXIMUM of 8 PHOTOS WITH THE GROUP.....ANY MORE THAN 8 WILL BE REMOVED.

Have a wonderful evening!