Matthew Cooper, Author at Matthew Cooper Photography
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After

After

This is the final shot in my Happily Ever After series. This was my first time seeing the show but assumed the finale would be the craziest moment of all. Anticipating this I went from f5.6 to f11. My final spec for this shot was...

Ever

Ever

Here’s shot number 2 in my 3-part series from shooting Happily Ever After. I opted to shoot with my Nikon 24-70 2.8 using a 3 stop B+W ND filter. I really like using a 3 stop ND filter for fireworks as I feel like it...

Happily

Happily

It’s been quite a while since I’ve done a firework shot but a new show definitely peaks my interest for shooting them. The new Happily Ever After show is pretty impressive. The amount of pyro combined with the lasers and projections is really something you...

Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout

Guardians of the Water Galaxy

I absolutely love taking photos with water on the ground. Alas, there was to be no rain during my visit to Disneyland (I wonder if I’m the only one going to the parks hoping for an epic downpour?). When I realized Guardians of the Galaxy...

The Captain's Quarters

The Captain’s Quarters

Today I want to talk about two different issues I often see with dark ride photos. First off, and the biggest offender is too much denoising. One thing to keep in mind when denoising is that when doing so you are not just removing noise,...