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Fireworks

BJTeng

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Hi guys I'm planing to take some fireworks this coming new year
Never done this before
I need some tips on how to do it the wright way
I'm using nex7 with 18-200 tamron lens
Appreciate all your help
Thanks
 

Bimjo

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Tripod
Remote release
ISO 100
F/8
Dark frame subtraction off
Manual focus
Bulb mode
Shutter open when you hear the shell launch
Close shutter before the burst starts to fade

Alternately you can use a set shutter (2 to 5 seconds) speed, but the timing is a bit harder. Or you can keep the shutter open and use a black card to cover the lens between bursts to get multiple bursts in one shot.

If you want to hand hold them I can't help because I can't do it so I have no advice.

Most importantly- have fun! :)
 

BJTeng

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Thanks Bimjo
I like the multiple burst with the black card method
Say if the firework last for a minute, do I need to leave the shutter open for minute and the aperture f8 still?
 

Bimjo

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Yes. The object is to only have the lens exposed when the bursts are going. If there actually is a one minute series of bursts and you leave the lens exposed the entire time you may have to stop the lens down to f/16 to keep from overexposing the pic.
 

tanglewood

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Happy New Year!

New Year Fireworks...

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/86846647@N08/8341812564/" title="New Years Fireworks by tanglewood55, on Flickr">
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Happy New Year!
 
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