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Anyone any advice on Photographing fireworks?
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.
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.
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