No matter where you are in this country, we all celebrate the 4th of July in some form. Whether it’s a parade, a cookout or just hanging out with family/friends, this is one day we should just enjoy. I’ve added fireworks shots to the opening slide show. The best way to photograph them is with a tripod for your camera, f8, manual focus set to infinity, and Bulb mode for shutter speed. That’s the setting in which you keep the shutter open for as long as you think it needs to be. Yes, the first few attempts at fireworks probably won’t raise your happiness level. So keep trying. No one will know about the ones you missed.
A classically trained musician since childhood, Jack Carlson always had the “ear” of an artist. It was only a short step to develop the artist’s “eye” as well.
The portfolio of this certified photographer reveals images that emphasize mood and composition. Their purpose is to present a feeling in addition to portrayal of person, place or thing. Sometimes that feeling is nostalgia; other times it is serenity.
Each photograph tells a story.