How to capture people with sparklers/fireworks.

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Jackson, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. Jackson

    Jackson New to TalkEmount

    Sep 5, 2013
    Good morning,

    I am having some trouble trying to catch a specific image. I want to capture a shot of my kids waving a sparkler around AND have the flash fire at the end of the long exposure to catch the child holding the sparkler (with the light path from the sparkler visable).

    I have no problems setting the shutter speed for the shot but cannot find where/ how to set the flash to fire.

    I currently have a Nex 5N with flash attached. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.
  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Real Name:
    Hey Jackson, welcome to the forum. :)

    Ok, here's the sequence: attach flash|Menu|Camera|Flash Mode|Rear Sync

    That should get you where you need to be.
  3. Jackson

    Jackson New to TalkEmount

    Sep 5, 2013

    Thank you so much!! I will experiment to tonight.

    Thanks for the welcome too,

    All the best.

  4. Archer

    Archer TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 19, 2013
    London, England
    This video seems to be related and very interesting