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Fireworks

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by BJTeng, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. BJTeng

    BJTeng TalkEmount Rookie

    14
    Dec 1, 2012
    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
     
  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    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! :)
     
  3. BJTeng

    BJTeng TalkEmount Rookie

    14
    Dec 1, 2012
    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?
     
  4. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    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.
     
  5. tanglewood

    tanglewood TalkEmount Rookie

    24
    Oct 11, 2012
    Happy New Year!

    New Year Fireworks...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/86846647@N08/8341812564/" title="New Years Fireworks by tanglewood55, on Flickr"> 8341812564_37497704ed_n. "320" height="214" alt="New Years Fireworks"></a>


    Happy New Year!