Newbie wanting tips for fireworks

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  1. bennyboy

    bennyboy TPF Noob!

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    Ok so to tomorrow is going to be a rather large fireworks display to celebrate Australia day. I don't normally go but all my mates are going and it beats sitting on the couch.



    I haven't done much night time photography and I know my Powershot S1 IS doesn't handle low light conditions very well.



    Does anyone out there have any ideas on what settings I should be trying under these conditions?

    I will be shooting the fireworks and the crowds.

    I don't think I will be taking my tripod but my IS works a treat.

    I don't have any extra lenses yet. :D



    Any advice will be most appreciated.


    Cheers
     
  2. SWFLA1

    SWFLA1 TPF Noob!

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    getting a fireworks shot is no big trick.... getting a GOOD fireworks shot is a different story though... if you want a good pic, a tripod is a must. whenever i shoot fireworks, i watch the launch pad.... follow the upstream and open the shutter just as it explodes... timewise.. it's a crapshoot... i usually set the exposure for 6-8 seconds for the "streaming" effect.... if this is your first time the best thing to do is experiment and don't be afraid to try new things....

    good luck!
     
  3. cageunphotography

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    Low Speed + High F

    This is what can I said...
     
  4. bennyboy

    bennyboy TPF Noob!

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    I've searched the forums and found HEAPS of info. Thanks guys. I'll let you know how it goes and if I actually get anything good I'll post it in the critique section.



    Cheers
     
  5. j_mcquillen

    j_mcquillen TPF Noob!

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    I would definetly take your tripod... Even with IS you won't get a sharp shot at anything over mayber 1/15th sec... You'll probably be using exposures of a few seconds at least.
     
  6. will965

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    Probably a bit late but i agree that tripods are a must. Other thanthat ,experiment with shutter speeds and angles etc to get a good rangeof pics. And another thing, can everyone stop calling themselvesnewbies, it really pisses me off :grumpy:. After all, you have to start somewhare.
     

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