Fireworks

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by ahelg, Oct 24, 2004.

  1. ahelg

    ahelg TPF Noob!

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    Is there a website or something were I can get info about shooting fireworks? I want to take as many as possible when new year comes, I know it's a while till but I want to be ready for it.
     
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    Did you try a google search?
     
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    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    I've found a good starting place for camera settings is: F8, 1.5 seconds exposure and focus at infinity.
    HTH.
     
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    Some tips I use:
    1. White balance to tungston or use a tungston film.
    2. 1.5-2 seconds exposure.
    3. Zoom to the area where the burst will occure, you will have more light.
    4. During the grand finale, go to 1 sec and reduce the apturture by half.
    5. When you get bored, zoom, tilt, pan up and down during the exposure.
    Examples http://www.photobox54.com/Galleries/Fireworks with a Twist2/index.htm
    6. Have fun!
     
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    hobbes28 Incredible Supporting Member

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    Ditto with that.

    Make sure you have a tripod and snap away.

    Here's an example at 1.5 sec f8 with a Kodak DX6490
     
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    mad_malteaser TPF Noob!

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    Best site I've found...
     
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    Wow dwain some of those are simply increadible :shock:

    Unfortunately I don't have anything new to add on this topic, sorry. I would follow the advise of everyone else in the thread so far. Happy shooting.
     
  8. ahelg

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    I'll go and buy me a tripod soon.
     

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