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Daily Archives: December 31, 2011

Best Getty News Photos Of The Year from Around The World 2011

If you make one resolution this year make sure it is to bookmark The Denver Post Blogs, they consistently bring the very best images to your computer

Here are just 3 of 50, so go and see the rest here

Riot police walk in the street as a couple kiss on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals.  (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Safia Adem mourns the death of her son Hamza Ali Faysal, 3, in a camp of displaced Somalis within the rubble of the Cathedral of Mogadishu on August 13, 2011 in Mogadishu, Somalia. The malnourished child died of sickness two weeks after fleeing with his family from famine and drought in far southern Somalia. The US government estimates that some 30,000 children have died in southern Somalia in the last 90 days from the crisis. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
A hooded youth walks past a burning vehicle in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England. Pockets of rioting and looting continues to take place in various boroughs of London this evening, as well as in Birmingham, prompted by the initial rioting in Tottenham and then in Brixton on Sunday night. It has been announced that the Prime Minister David Cameron and his family are due to return home from their summer holiday in Tuscany, Italy to respond to the rioting. Disturbances broke out late on Saturday night in Tottenham and the surrounding area after the killing of Mark Duggan, 29 and a father-of-four, by armed police in an attempted arrest on August 4. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

How to photograph New Years Eve Fireworks

You will need a tripod or a very steady hand so save the drinking until after midnight….

Seriously photographing fireworks is not rocket science (sorry) but a few tips would certainly make it more likely you will get some decent results that go with a bang (sorry).

These tutorials are full of the information you need to get sparkling (sorry) images rather than have you doing cart(catherine) wheels (sorry) in despair as you miss the final blow out.

Happy new year,may the next be better than the last.

From Digital Photo School we have these words of wisdom

Do you want to know how to photograph fireworks? With 4th July just days away I thought I’d refresh this article in which I give 10 Fireworks Photography tips to help you get started.

Fireworks Displays are something that evoke a lot of emotion in people as they are not only beautiful and spectacular to watch but they also are often used to celebrate momentous occasions.”...read on here

Jeff Wignall also has much useful help here

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