Home Events Lantern Fest 2018 in Salt Lake City

Lantern Fest 2018 in Salt Lake City

by dav.d

With experience comes better results. This was my second lantern fest to attend and my photography was much better. I knew the settings and I even had a better camera and some awesome lenses to help out. I knew what to expect and had a better strategy. I was going to focus on people first, and overall look second.

Hoping the lantern flies

Hoping the lantern flies

The wonder an awe you feel when the sky is full of lit lanterns can be a bit over whelming. It starts to feel like the Disney movie Tangled.

Fly, lantern, fly

Fly, lantern, fly

The secret to a successful launch is to keep the lantern close to the ground to build up warm air. Too often people light it and hold it at chest height and it won’t launch properly. Get low to the ground and be patient.

The secret is to keep the lantern close to the ground first

The secret is to keep the lantern close to the ground first

The experience is also prime for engagements! So many people propose to their loved one. Others are there for actual engagement photography. That would be a lot of fun and could result in some amazing photography.

Releasing the lantern into the night

Releasing the lantern into the night

This is so cool

This is so cool

A wide angle camera really doesn’t do justice to being on the ground and watching the lanterns take to the night sky. It’s something you want to attend. Don’t worry, there are food trucks, entertainment, and more to keep you entertained.

Lanterns float away

Lanterns float away

Set it free

Set it free

I plan to go again soon I hope. Next time I want to shoot some video of the evening. That would be cool.

Lantern Fest

Lantern Fest

So many lanterns

So many lanterns

A night sky with lanterns

A night sky with lanterns

Let's hope this works

Let’s hope this works

Fire dancers from Voodoo Productions

Fire dancers from Voodoo Productions

You may also like

Leave a Comment