How to Photograph Fireworks: 6 Tips from Experts

Fireworks July 4, 2012 in Avalon, NJ

Fireworks July 4, 2012 in Avalon, NJ

July 4th is on Monday – are you ready? If part of your plans include watching a fireworks display and capturing it on film, you’re in luck. I scoured the web for top tips from experts on how to photograph fireworks, and there are 6 basic things they agree on. If I could sum up their advice, it would be this: Prepare beforehand.


Here’s how to photograph fireworks:


1. Use a real camera


You can certainly try to photograph fireworks with your smartphone, but the results will be less than stellar. Your smartphone’s camera is just not designed to take beautiful photos at night from a distance, so leave it at home and bring your real camera.


2. Bring your tripod and a remote release device


Unless you can hold your camera absolutely still for long periods of time, plan to bring your tripod and a remote release device with you. The reason is simple: You’ll need to use a slow shutter speed to let in as much light as possible. If your camera moves at all, its movement will affect the photos – and not in a good way.

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ScanMyPhotos CEO Interview at the Internet Retailer Conference #IRCE16

Each year, 10,000 e-commerce businesses attend the Internet Retailer Conference (IRCE) in Chicago. CEO, Mitch Goldstone presented and addressed IRCE with this topic in June. During the conference, Mr. Goldstone was interviewed and shared insights on marketing and customer service experiences.







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Cool Summer Photo Projects

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Looking for a cool summer project for the long hot days?

If you’re in need of a summer project that requires a cool, quiet, and air-conditioned atmosphere, then why not try delving into your genealogy? To get started, you’ll need an internet connection and some pieces of the past to help you unlock clues.Some of the pieces of your family’s past might be found in those boxes of photos stored away in your house (or the house of an older relative). As you rummage through these boxes, pay special attention to the negatives of photos that were never printed -these negatives could hold long-lost secrets. Lucky for you, we offer Negative Scanning that will help reveal those forgotten memories.

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How to Use Your
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During the day, when the light is not at its best, augment with fill flash, and focus on your family members. Try to keep the photography low-key so it doesn’t become the priority.
Once you have your film negatives safely scanned, you can keep your memories close by turning them into a wearable piece of art.
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5 Artistic Snapchat Accounts to Follow

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They say that beauty is fleeting – and never more so than on Snapchat, the mobile app that allows you to share photos and videos with your friends and followers… for 10 whole seconds. While this social media newcomer is often home to tween selfies and celebrity makeup routines, it is also a wonderful platform for artists to share their work with the world.


Incorporating humor, drawing, photography, and a huge serving of imagination, these five Snapchat accounts will blow you away with their creativity:


1. Dabttll


Dasha Battelle is a legendary Snapchat artist who creates intricate Snaps using only her phone and finger (never a stylus). Sometimes funny, sometimes breathtaking, Dasha’s Snaps are as thought-provoking as they are visually appealing.


Her advice for burgeoning Snapchat artists? “Layering is really key for shading and for creating finer lines. Additionally, utilizing the go-back function is great so that you can be picky about what you put down.”


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