Tips for Photographing the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

September 29, 2016


The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a spectacular attraction and destination where hundreds of colorful balloons are set to sail through the autumn sky. Since 1972, guests from all over the world attend the nine-day long event to watch the hot air balloons released. Canon Explorer of Light Ken Sklute is an avid attendee and captures stunning images of the Fiesta during mornings and evenings. Learn more about his techniques, how to prepare yourself and what to expect when photographing various events during the Fiesta.

Welcome to the colorful world of Hot Air Ballooning!

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Safety, for you and the balloons

Get your Ballooning Images Moving with Time-Lapse!

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