We’ve all seen and enjoyed fireworks, but these impressive photos show that there’s a lot more than meets the eye. Well, but it does quite meet the long exposure eye of the camera. Photographer David Johnson visited the Sound of Light Fireworks show, where he captured these long exposure shots of fireworks.
For his technique, the photographer says:
When I saw a firework shooting in the air, I’d press the shutter button and hold in Bulb mode so that the exposure was precisely as long as it needed to be. When the explosion started, I would quickly refocus back to the fireworks (from 2ft in front of me). The exposure would start out of focus and slowly sharpen into focused points, which explains the strange shapes.