It's Electric...

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  1. PerfectlyFlawed

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    Went out watched the fireworks tonight...my first try at fireworks. Most of them SUCKED horribly... only because they all looked the same. No interesting foreground... just not a whole lot going on.
    1/30, F/4.2, ISO 800
    I think I took this on Shutter priority mode.

    I just thought this one looked pretty crazy... electrifying. :lmao:

    thoughts...C/C Welcomed.

    Whats the best way to get good shots of fireworks?

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    Awesome shot!
     
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    looks really diffrent great job :thumbup:

    and you question on best way... well i dont know the best way but this is what i feel works decent for me


    are you using a tripod? If not i strongly suggest using one

    also if you get a remote trigger so you can use bulb mode, it helps a TON

    i set my aperture to around f/6.3-f/11 iso around 100-200 and the shutter speeds depend on how many firework explosions i want, hence why i use bulb mode but on average around 5 secs or so
     
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    that does look pretty cool!
     
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    You have an interesting shot...

    You do not need to drive up your ISO, or open the lens too wide... It is nighttime, but you are not really taking nighttime shots..you are taking photos of very bright subjects - the fireworks, not the nighttime sky....

    Use ISO100 and f8 if that's the sweet spot for your lens.. Then use an exposure time that allows the fireworks to develop, say a second or two...

    You want to be rock steady or use a tripod or your "streaks" will be all over the frame, as yours show..........:D
     
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    Really lol? If he is using a tripod I would throw it in the garbage! The only thing that makes it interesting is the camera shake! :lol:
     
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    Believe it or not, I *did* bring my tripod AND remote. Set it up was taking shots...but the fireworks were all over the place...couldn't get them just how I wanted. *THIS* picture was handheld...and a result of following the firework...? Weird. But hey...no complaints here. Lol all of the other fireworks shots didn't look like this...they looked like fireworks..but lacked some color---and originality. They all looked the same. So that's why I think they sucked. Lol
     
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    I only used a tripod for the first half--they took my cam handheld.That shot was hand held..
     
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    Bump!
     
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    Glad you hand held It. Looks really cool and Intresting!
    Looks almost like wire too.
     
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    Glad you hand held It. Looks really cool and Intresting!
    Looks almost like wire too.
     

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