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4th of July Fireworks

Like always, to celebrate the 4th of July this year my friends and I decided to watch Harrison's firework show. We've done this for the past couple of years, but this year I was planning on bringing my nicer camera, tripod, and remote button. Let me just say, it was such a great decision.

The entire show only lasted about twenty minutes, but the whole thing was beautiful. As Kat and I stood in front of the camera taking photos of our backs, we noticed how everyone around us was watching the show through their phones.

It's kind of sad to think that people can't just enjoy the moment and watch the show through their own eyes, but then we changed our minds and just decided they had the right intentions that were wrongly carried out. Watching the show while using a remote to take photos was the way to go! Eventually, David even agreed to get a shot with me!

After the fireworks were over, our group waited around for everyone else to clear out so that we would be able to try to get a few shots with sparklers.

And let me just say, they turned out amazing . . .

I would be lying if I said this entire night wasn't a challenge. I absolutely never shoot after dark, so adjusting to different camera settings took a few tries for me.

However, I learned SO much from trial and error, and could also experiment with a few new things through editing ;) I have fallen in love with Lightroom and I'm obsessed with what it added throughout this shoot!

This year's 4th has inspired me to step out of my comfort zone and try new things when it comes to photography. Smoke bombs and another sparkler shoot may be on my list for the second half of this summer ;)

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