Pyrotography – How to set up to take killer fireworks photos

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Tent 1 | Seminar

February 17, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Presented by: Tom Calderwood

Photographing fireworks with a digital camera is a challenge. Tom is an accomplished fireworks photographer who will give many tips during this seminar for getting that *perfect* fireworks picture. The class discussion will include camera and related equipment use, camera settings, computer processing, and setup locations. Tom has a no-secret policy and is more than willing to share if you want to catch him later. He has a passion for the beauty that fire has, and is ever in pursuit of getting better in his craft.

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Beginner Friendly

About Presenters

Tom Calderwood

Tom got hooked on pyro when he was given a (stolen) pack of Black Cats at age 8. He soon discovered Estes and Centuri rockets, and these took priority over ‘crackers, sparklers, and smoke bombs. In the WPA, he found his niche with BP rockets. While his love is still with BP rockets, his health prevents him from building – hence he has copious free time to photograph. Tom is retired and recently found a way to escape from California to Tennessee. Married for over 40 years to the same woman, he has 5 children that can call him ‘dad’ – but it’s not their fault.

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