Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Digital Designs For Sale on shopvida.com

My VIDA Voices Digital Design collection is now live! 
20% off code: VIDAVOICES
Only 1 week to share my collection link for pre-ordering my products (silk blouses, t-shirts & scarfs): http://shopvida.com/collections/voices/andy-mars

Here are the detailed photographs I used for these digital designs:

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

An Abstract Take On Fireworks...Not Your Typical Firework "Burst"

I try to be a little different! I'm known by some as the "Queen Of Blurs"! My photography style is edgy and whimsical! If you'd like to learn how to take abstract photos of fireworks, here are some tips.

I don't like the confinement of using a tripod especially since I move the camera around in different directions. While taking a long exposure you can move your camera in a zigzag motion, up and down...side to side...in a circular motion & zooming in & out.

Here are samples of last years fireworks I took in an amusement park at Lake Compounce in Bristol, CT.

Set your camera on ISO 200, Shutter Priority (S, or Canon users TV) Auto White Balance (AWB) and try some of these different settings:                   
F-Stop & Shutter Speed
F/5.4 0.6 sec

F/4.9 0.6 sec

 F/5.6 0.6 sec

 F/5.6 0.6 sec

 F/5.6 0.6 sec

 F/7.1 0.6 sec 

 F/16 0.5 sec (*0.5 sec is the same as 1/2 second)

 F/22 0.5 sec 

F/13 0.5 sec  

 F/5.4 0.6 sec 

From a previous blog posting: 2012 Photographs Of Fireworks on Youtube -  title song "Twisted" by Joni Mitchell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1VQsV8VoOM