Independence Day celebrations don’t stop in Southeast Idaho
As part of my personal project that involves event photography, I thought what better way to choose events when the Fourth of July is in a couple of days!
Independence Day is an national holiday observed nationwide. I always love spending time with family and going to the fun activities the community puts on. However, I can’t remember the last time I went to the parade so it was nice to attend the one put on in my town. I wanted to capture two events that are well-known throughout communities. Sometimes I wonder if people take these events for granted so I took pictures so they could remember the fun they had. Check out these parade pictures from East Idaho News.
I used a 70-300 lens for these images. My settings were around f/5.6, 1/640 and ISO100 with the shutter set at high-continuous. The aperture changed throughout the day from the change of daylight.
I also watched fireworks that night at the Snake River in Idaho Falls. Photographing fireworks is much different than a parade. I wanted to capture the light trails from the fireworks so the shutter speed needed to be slower as, because of the lack of light, the aperture or f-stop needs to be wide open. I used my 70-300 lens so I could zoom in.
The settings I used were f/11, 4 seconds and ISO 200. I set the camera on a tripod because of the slow shutter.