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30th of August 2006 (Wed), 13:14
I was thinking of going to the above firework display and wondered what tips I could get from everybody for settings and things I should use for taking good pics.
Any help is greatly appriciated
31st of August 2006 (Thu), 13:02
What! Nobody has any tips?
31st of August 2006 (Thu), 13:56
A tripod is a must! Try to be upwind! Use a narrow appature (f10+) and a long exposure. You will have to judge this for yourself on the night as London has a lot of light pollution.
Watch the flight of any rockets and try to anticipate when they are going to go bang, and press the shutter before they do!
Good luck, and hope it stays dry and not too windy.
31st of August 2006 (Thu), 14:15
I've yet to photograph fireworks but i did a quick search and the link below seems to give some good advice.
Photographing Fireworks (http://www.calphoto.com/firework.htm)
The simple rules seem to be a steady tripod, and a cable release would help. I did a quick search on the event and I can imagine it being quite busy. I'd recommend planning early and plotting a few places you'd like to be shooting from. You may have to opt for second or third place spot if you get there too late.
I would love to go along, but it may just be that i'm planning my daughters 1st birthday on that evening. Good luck!
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