Official Newsletter for Angela Andrieux Photography: Volume 2, Issue 7
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Welcome to Volume 2, Issue 7 of the Angela Andrieux Photography Newsletter!

In this issue:

5 Tips for Stunning Fireworks Photos

For those who are planning on photographing their local fireworks show this 4th of July, I've put together a few tips for making your photos stand out from the crowd:
  1. Location, location, location - Be aware of your composition and consider including an interesting background such as a city skyline, interesting architecture, or reflections.
  2. Use the right gear - A tripod and cable release are essential for capturing sharp long exposure photos.
  3. Pre-focus - Focus on the interesting elements in your photo BEFORE the fireworks start, and then switch your camera to manual focus. This will keep your camera from "hunting" for focus before every frame.
  4. Use "bulb" mode and set your aperture to f/9 - Bulb mode holds your shutter open for as long as you press the shutter button on your camera/cable release. Hold your shutter open long enough to capture the movement as the fireworks fall toward the ground.
  5. Have fun and experiment with your settings
When the sky starts to fill with smoke, take a break from photographing and just sit back and enjoy the moment, but keep your cable release handy. When the finale starts you'll probably want to capture a few more frames!

Happy 4th of July!

Save on Plug-Ins and other great stuff! (exclusive coupon codes for my readers)

  • NEW: Save 10% on software from Macphun using the coupon code "ANGELA2014" (good for purchases made through, does not apply purchases made through the Apple App Store)
  • Save 15% on software from Topaz Labs using the coupon code "angandrieux". (Cannot be combined with other offers.)
  • Save 15% on Photomatix Pro 5 (my favorite HDR software) using the coupon code "angandrieux".
  • Save 10% when you build a photography website and portfolio with Zenfolio using the coupon code "7PA-8G7-6JZ".

Upcoming Events:

  • San Diego County Fair (Now through July 6, 2014) - Make sure you visit the Exhibition of Photography, two of my photos are on display! 
  • California Photo Festival (October 8-12, 2014) - If you'd like to take your photography to the next level, then this festival is for you! It is five days of photography boot camp and there are classes to fit almost every photography interest. 

Limited Time Offer from Macphun!

Get the Snap Pack, valued at $70 for just $24.99, now through July 7, 2014!
  • 4 Uniquely powerful creative apps - Snapheal, Focus 2, FX Photo Studio, and ColorStrokes
  • A high-speed SD memory card - after installation, use it in your camera!
  • $20 CanvasPop Gift Card - good for wrapped canvas prints and more
  • Plus, every purchase gives you a chance to win 1 of 3 $50 Amazon gift cards!
Don't forget to use coupon code "ANGELA2014" for 10% off your purchase from the Macphun website!

Steel Wool Photography | Scripps Pier | La Jolla, CA

I met up with a group of photographers to play with fire with the stunning architecture of the Scripps Pier in La Jolla, CA as our backdrop. Read more...

Sunset at Scripps Pier | La Jolla, CA

While I was waiting for the Steel Wool Photo Shoot to start, I used my time to get a few long exposure and HDR shots of Scripps Pier. Read more...

Almost ready for business | San Diego County Fair | Del Mar, CA

A bit of exploring at the San Diego Fair before they opened for business. Read more...
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