I’ve seen it happen so many times, and I always feel bad when it does. Have you ever had a picture of a person where the background is in focus and the person is all blurry? There is a solution, and it’s called focal lock. It’s something that anyone who ever takes a picture with a camera should know about and how to do properly. It’s not a hard thing, but there are still many many people who don’t know about it. I hope the suffering in the world might be lessened by this post.
Mesa Arizona has excellent fireworks shows. Thanks to some tips from Digital Photography School on taking pictures of fireworks I was able to get a lot of great shots of fireworks. I had to rely on a one-second photo timer to get shake-free shots. Despite this I was able to time most of the shots rather well. The shots range from 1.3″ to 2 seconds shutter speed.