Thursday, May 31, 2012

iPhone App Review: Firework Photography

If you are anything like me, you are never able to get "that shot" of the fireworks at Walt Disney World!  I have tried and tried to get the perfect shot at Illuminations and Wishes, but can't.  I've read tutorials and books on the subject, but I can't get my gear to work right.  I believe it's user error instead of equipment error!  BUT, I haven't been to WDW since I found this app on itunes!  "Field Guide for Fireworks Photography" gives you step by step instructions on how to shoot fireworks.  You don't have to worry about remembering what to do, lug a big photography book around or carry crumpled up notes in your pocket!  All you have to have is your iphone and the steps are at your fingertips!

For $1.99 you can download this instruction guide for your next WDW vacation or for the next fireworks show you'll see in your hometown!  It guides you step by step through the set up, ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed, Focusing and Shooting.  It also gives you the required, recommended and optional gear for shooting fireworks.  The composition tab gives you pointers on where to set up your camera and how to frame the show.  

I can't wait to see another fireworks show so I can try out the tips in this app!  I think it's a great addition for any family traveling to WDW who is interested in taking the perfect firework shots!

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad.Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

To purchase, visit itunes:

1 comment:

  1. Tip 1: Work out your settings ahead of time instead of fumbling in the dark. Tip 2: Turn off your flash; it only good up to 6-12 feet, will only illuminate the backs of the heads of folks around you & disrupt the show. Tip 3: Turn off your camera's LED display & look through the viewfinder with BOTH eyes open so you don't lose your balance. Nothing sucks like trying to watch the show through a sea of arms holding up glowing devices in the middle of a low light event.