Taking Fireworks Pictures with BlackBerry 9900
Fireworks is always interesting. Serious photographers might grab a DSLR and slide it into a sturdy tripod. Exposure would be set to slow-shutter speed setting to capture the fireworks trails.
But what would we do with only a mobile phone camera in hand?
Capturing pictures doesn’t solely rely on gear. As long as we get the idea beforehand, then execution just needs a little practice.
In an event in Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta a couple weeks ago, there was fireworks show to finalize the day. I got myself BlackBerry 9990 in-hand, which I have just received a couple of days back.
First impression, BlackBerry 9900 camera is more responsive than my previous BlackBerry 9780. It has less shutter lag, less time-lapse in-between photo-taking, and smarter light meter. Bigger screen in BlackBerry 9900 is a big addition with better image quality.
Although BlackBerry 9900 camera doesn’t have autofocus-lock, it doesn’t really matter on shooting fireworks. In certain distance of shooting, less autofocus-lock doesn’t become a handicap in producing acceptable mobile phone camera pictures.
I still could capture dark sky as total black, while some other mobile phone cameras produces grayish cast. I also could produce sharp images in a bit difficult situation with dim ambient light and dark background.
I thought I was lucky to be on the right time and the right place to capture the fireworks. But with BlackBerry 9900 in my hand, yes, I am the lucky man with the right gear.
Please be noticed, that none of the pictures attached here have undergone anykind of digital editing. They are all original without any single adjustment.