Devin Ellis

4th of July Fireworks Video


I am usually more interested in shooting pictures or video of the fireworks than actually lighting them. This was my first year with a DSLR with video capability (My Nikon D300s) so I chose to shoot mostly video. I put the footage together quickly this morning. I like how the sparks look out of focus.

Fireworks and bonfire at my Uncle’s house. Music: “The House that Fire Built” by Mae. Shot with my D300s, hand-held, mostly with my 50 f1.4. No grading. As a side note, you can really notice the poor rolling shutter at 0:50s, where the flashes are shorter than 1 frame sweep of the camera.