Unusual Long Exposure Firework Photographs by David Johnson The technique I used was a simple refocus during the long exposure. Each shot was about a second long, sometimes two. I’d start out of focus, and when I heard the explosion I would quickly refocus, so the little stems on these deep sea creature lookalikes would grow into a fine point. The shapes are quite bizarre, some of them I was pleasantly surprised with.
The sunset: an evolution of color across the sky--performed for everyone in the world every single day. There is little more serene than a good sunset. While it can last hours, one artist has managed to whittle the experience down to a single moment.
David Johnson's photo series of long exposure fireworks with a focus pull technique have gone viral around the web. Many people have been asking about the exact technique and settings, so I thought I’d construct a quick tutorial of how to produce photos like these. This is a How I Took It Contest entry.