4th of july photography lesson: exposure

Since Rich was out shooting the Independence Day Parade, he stopped over for a few hours and worked with Béla on exposure — in hopes of him getting some more interesting sparkler photos tonight.

Tucker cleared some practice space in the basement. We were very careful.

He was definitely getting the idea.

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They used a lot of sparklers practicing, though. We had some larger, color-changing ones, and we used those but they did not yield a lot of great pictures.

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Some of the larger fireworks bigger kids were setting off in the park were interesting.

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Claudia does not like fireworks but does have a nice LED prop, and that got some really strange images! Using my phone, it just gives one rather automatized effect:

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(That’s the only photo in this post, other than the featured one, taken by me; all the others are taken by Béla.)

Béla got very different effects photographing the LED whip, regardless of who was playing with it.

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This redlight fetus is probably my personal favorite — even funnier that the image number is 1776!

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In the featured image, they are not watching fireworks, but bats, which were right above us and clicking and talking. Then we went inside and had apple pie and watched Pose.

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