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Anyone any advice on Photographing fireworks?

Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Any advice ?
Username:Alvar Alvar
Uploaded:24 Jun 2009 - 7:28 PM
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motorsportpictures

To use a slower shutter speed, to get all the details of the fire work, and use a higher EV of about, for that extra umph.

Scott

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phil_j  8133 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 7:50 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Mount the camera on a tripod.

I usually set the camera to "bulb" setting and use a setting of f18.
I open the shutter and cover the front of the lens with a piece of black card until an explosion of a firework, removing the black card for about 5 secs before covering it again.
I wait for another explosion then uncover again for about 5 secs and so on.

I usually do around 4 or 5 of these ( uncovering the lens for no longer than 25secs) to capture multiple explosions but without burning the highlights out, before closing the shutter.

I have an example in my portfolio (page 15 of my portfolio in a group of shots entitled Proms) taken last july at a musical firework event.

Phil

Last Modified By phil_j at 24 Jun 2009 - 7:54 PM

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