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Old Jun 30, 2006, 4:57 PM   #1
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I'm not new to photography, but I am new to shooting fireworks. Conditions will be perfect for the Canada Day fireworks show tommorrow night, and I'd really like to get some good shots if I can. I have a Fuji S5200 and a good tripod, but I'm not too sure of which settings to use, other than using the lowest possible ISO and shutter speed. Would it be better to use the camera's Night mode with the flash turned off or strictly manual? What about focus? I don't want to wait while the camera hunts for the correct focus in the dark, so would it be better to set the focus to infinity and leave it there?

Any tips will be appreciated.
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Old Jun 30, 2006, 6:27 PM   #2
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I shot the Osoyoos fireworks last year. Conditions were windy and I was right up front so I used wideangle only. Here is the album with the exif info. http://iciclelanding.com/aperture?al...amp;view=album

I went all the way up to 8 sec shutter speeds so a tripod is essential to prevent the jiggies.:?

I will be shooting more this year and I hope to have more shots with reference points like people, trees or buildings and of course water.

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Old Jul 1, 2006, 2:07 AM   #3
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Here is a good tutorial for fireworks pics http://www.photoxels.com/tutorial-fireworks.html
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Thanks, desertcanuck. I appreciate the info.
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