Fotos of fourth fireworks -- suggestions...

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Kevin A. Freitas, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. Does anyone have any general suggestion of aperature, shutter speed, and
    iso settings for taking photos of a large fireworks display this 4th?

    I'm using a FinePix S602Z digital camera.

    Thanks!

    Kevin A. Freitas | Tacoma, WA | http://www.kevinfreitas.net
     
    Kevin A. Freitas, Jul 2, 2003
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  2. Kevin A. Freitas

    Brian Guest

    Use about a 400iso, but its not that important, faster or slower will work
    just as well, Pick a good spot overlooking a display, set your shutter to
    bulb, aperture isnt that important here, maybe f8, f11, if you let the
    first few fireworks go off, aim your camera (on a tripod) , in the general
    direction, and hold a black card over the lens, if pos, lock the shutter
    open jsut before a firework goes up, and when the fireworks go up remove the
    card, for a few second, till the firework dies away then cover again, doing
    this you can either take seperate photos for different firewoks , or set to
    multiple exposure, and use the same frame for several fireworks, gives a
    great montage pic.

    Im a bit rusty on this so dont take my settings as gospel, but it sounds
    right form what i remember.


    Bri....................
     
    Brian, Jul 2, 2003
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  3. Kevin A. Freitas

    Steve Guest

    I have read that a good rule of thumb for aperature was to use the square
    root of the film speed or the closest you get get to it. Also take a look at
    this.
    http://www.nyip.com/tips/firewks2003.php
    Hope this helps.

    Steve
     
    Steve, Jul 2, 2003
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