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Old Nov 1, 2005, 10:35 AM   #1
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Hi, with Guy Fawkes day fast aproaching could anyone me give some good tips for shooting fireworks?

thanks in advance.
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Old Nov 1, 2005, 11:50 AM   #2
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Hiya,

I am going to try and shoot some fireworks successfully. I have a tripod which I guess is essential, then point at the sky where the display will take place then use your "bulb" setting of your camera if you have one - if not, use shutter priority (Tv on a canon) and then set it to 3-5 seconds (my guess) then reduce if necessary.

Good luck - maybe you could post some in the critiques forum afterwards?

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also try to remember you shutter release, to reduce camera shake, if available. And set the ISO as low as possible. Have fun, and post your shots so we can see how you did!


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also try to remember you shutter release, to reduce camera shake, if available. And set the ISO as low as possible. Have fun, and post your shots so we can see how you did!


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also try to remember you shutter release, to reduce camera shake, if available. And set the ISO as low as possible. Have fun, and post your shots so we can see how you did!


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sorry about the multiple posts there guys, at least I gave the same advice right
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thanks guy's, will post my results
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1. Camera on tripod; test with a couple of early shots and set elevation and zoom for where you get the best view of the burst in the viewfinder.
2. Set white balance for around 5300 K
3. Set ISO for 100
4. Set aperture to somewhere between 4 and 11, and
5. Set shutter between 4 and 10 seconds (these are where experimentation comes in).
(6. If your camera has some kind of NR for time exposures (black-frame subtraction), you might want to engage it, although it will double the time required for each shot. I didn't use any on the shots below)

Watch for the flash signaling the rising shot, and operate shutter just before you anticipate the burst. If possible, use a remote control to prevent shaking the camera. The longer the exposure, the more potential to catch multiple bursts, but also the more exposure the frame will have, possibly making the image excessively busy, or adding noise.





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