Camera Technique Creates Abstract Images of Fireworks

Taking great pictures does not depend on a great a camera. A regular camera will be able to produce artistic photographs that expensive gear may not be able to, and it all depends on the person who is using the camera.

Photographer David Johnson used a unique technique to create weird but pretty pictures of fireworks that were burst in the skies of Ottawa, Canada. He was asked to take pictures at the International Fireworks Show in Ottawa and used his camera to distort the real image, to produce something even more beautiful.

He set his camera to out of focus and would begin the process of exposure when he could see fireworks going up. Just when they exploded, he refocused the camera in order to create a blobbed/out of focus image that resulted in abstract shapes and colors. Some resemble flower petals and others resemble sea creatures. No matter what they look like, the resulting pictures are certainly different, weird yet pretty.

If you have tried to use your regular camera to try and take abstract pictures, do let us know in the comments section below. Meanwhile, if you have an iPhone 4S and have meddled with its HDR image feature, you could focus on the object, click the volume up button and quickly shake your camera to create an abstract image of sorts. It can be a great profile picture for your Facebook account!

You could also go ahead and take a look at the Slow Photography trick we had featured sometime ago. You might also want to take a look at Fictional Characters in Photography that we had featured sometime. Photography is all about light, movement and focusing (or not focusing). If you experiment with your photographic techniques a little bit, the results can be very surprising and artistic.