Canon Fire at the Battle of Gettysburg
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Focal Length: 200 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1000 second
The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg was a huge event with over 150 canons. It can be challenging to photograph canons and capture the fire and smoke coming out of the canon. Here are a few tips for photographing artillery at a military reenactment. Put your camera on continuous fast shutter mode. Watch the soldiers and look for signals for when they are about to fire such as a hand signal or covering their ears. Count the seconds after the signal until the canon fires to help to time your shot.
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