Fireworks

Discussion in 'Photo Assignments & Technical Challenges' started by Kavanaugh29, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. TATTRAT

    TATTRAT No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have heard of people doing the focus to infinity, low f stop, and bulb for speed...but then use a black card in front of the lens. Just raise and lower the black card to expose the view?

    Any thoughts?


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  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I don't remember, I'd have to dig up the original image. Thanks :)

    That could certainly work, just keep in mind any ambient light that might overexpose with the multiple/long exposures.
     
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    Oh Mike and Josh, very nice shots.
    I like the very vibrant colors in Josh's shot, and I like the setting with the trees in Mike's.

    Nice job, guys.
     
  4. Josh66

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    Should work fine for film, assuming you want that many fireworks to be on one frame. I think you'd get a lot of noise (due to very long exposures) with digital though.
     
  5. Josh66

    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks. That was my first time shooting fireworks too. When I got home and uploaded the pictures I was like "...thank God it worked!", lol.


    BTW, exif says Mike's was f/5.6, 8 seconds, ISO 100.
     
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    OK Kavanaugh29, so what settings did you use?.....how'd they turn out?......and where's the sample pics?
     
  7. johng25

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    Your firework pics are great! I tried it last year and they were horrible! Great job!

    John
     
  8. Brutus

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    How about a firecracker?

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  9. clbowie

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    awesome shots everyone! these are the only fireworks shots I have ...

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  10. Lyncca

    Lyncca TPF Noob!

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    These were from my first attempt. Unfortunately, I wasn't around anything pretty to include as part of the environment like buildings or a lake, so I opted to zoom in:

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    I have a total of 47, but those are some of my favs....
     
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    Awesome shots!
     
  12. Brutus

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    Wow, very nice shots!
     

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