Tag Archives: Photography Tips

Big Island–Big Volcano

Mt. Kilauea Eruption
Kilauea Eruption

One of the best ways to take dramatic photos of  the continually active Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii is to go on a twilight tour of the Hawaii National Volcanoes National Park with the tour company, Hawaii Forest & Trail (808-331-8505). Their expert guides take you up close and personal to allow you to see the orange glow of lava on Kilauea.

To capture the drama and intensity of the nightly volcanic eruptions, use your tripod and set  your camera on manual to control your aperature and shutter speed. I shot this photo with my  Canon 7D at 100  ISO and  used my 100-400 mm lens to pull in the details. My aperture worked best at F9  with a slow shutter speed at 30 seconds. I also used a cable release which helps immensely when doing night shots.
[rssMediamaster]