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Fireworks Photography
#1
I recently tried fireworks photography on 4th of July. Some shots came amazing, some not quite well.

What are the recommended settings and tips?

Cheers
Samy
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#2
I'm not quite sure what's the real setting for fireworks photography but usually it's more of on the side of shutter priority. Anticipate that a fireworks once launch until it explode takes about 1-2 sec and another 1 sec or less for its bokeh effect. Possible to play with the shutter speed, lowest ISO as much as possible but not too much as it can't support your shutter speed exposure and for the aperture go for the sweet spot of your lens Smile

Just came in to my mind (but never tried it yet) if you have a star filter would it be more great just to add great effect to those sparkle in your fireworks? hmm..
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#3
I tried to shoot some on my little Kodak and it did not work well for distance photography. :0(

Looking forward to reading more info on tips for photographers on shooting fireworks!
Barbara - Life is what you make of it!
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#4
Tripod, aperture of F16 or above, 4-8 second shutter speeds and a tripod or wall
An olympus E-500, and a lot of crazy ideas.
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#5
Yes I agree that it's more of manipulating the shutter speeds. The one's that did not come out great, I tried focusing manually and timed the shot with the correct shutter speed. The next frame was an awesome one.

So I guess -
Tripod
Remote Trigger
3-7 seconds shutter speed
f/11 to f/16
Manual focus
VR off
Long Exposure NR On
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#6
Yep - this has worked for me as well.
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#7
There's also a technique that requires refocusing while capturing the photo. I have to say it has some pretty interesting effects:

http://digital-photography.wonderhowto.c...s-0138928/
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#8
Could anyone tell me how to get rid of the smoke in the sky without postprocessing?

(Jul 10, 2013, 02:00)kNox Wrote: There's also a technique that requires refocusing while capturing the photo. I have to say it has some pretty interesting effects:

http://digital-photography.wonderhowto.c...s-0138928/

This sounds like something worth to try. I just need to find some fireworks again Smile Thank you for the link!
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(Jul 10, 2013, 06:24)Korry Wrote: Could anyone tell me how to get rid of the smoke in the sky without postprocessing?

This can be hard to achieved without post processing an image. I'm also interested to this kind of result Smile

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(Jul 10, 2013, 02:00)kNox Wrote: There's also a technique that requires refocusing while capturing the photo. I have to say it has some pretty interesting effects:

http://digital-photography.wonderhowto.c...s-0138928/

Now, personally I think this is some pretty cool stuff!! Thanks for sharing the link!
Barbara - Life is what you make of it!
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#11
Glad you all liked it. I find that many types of photos are better with this effect, especially in lower light when shooting bright subjects. It's abstract, I know, but I like it. Smile
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(Jul 10, 2013, 02:00)kNox Wrote: There's also a technique that requires refocusing while capturing the photo. I have to say it has some pretty interesting effects:

http://digital-photography.wonderhowto.c...s-0138928/

Wow thanks for sharing this link. I guess I will have to wait for NYE now to capture my next fire works Smile
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(Jul 10, 2013, 20:53)samyshah Wrote:
(Jul 10, 2013, 02:00)kNox Wrote: There's also a technique that requires refocusing while capturing the photo. I have to say it has some pretty interesting effects:

http://digital-photography.wonderhowto.c...s-0138928/

Wow thanks for sharing this link. I guess I will have to wait for NYE now to capture my next fire works Smile

Hope they turn out awesome! Big Grin
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