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Jul 04, 2011 13:19 |  #1

Hello everyone,
I want to shoot some fireworks tonight and just wanted to know what is the best way to shoot them. I have a tripod I will be using a canon 5d with EF 70-200 mm 2.8 L lens.


Please post any feed back if anyone has great success in shooting them before..


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Jul 04, 2011 13:21 |  #2

There are actually a ton of threads about shooting fireworks, but this one is a sticky and probably contains the most helpful information in a centralized place: https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=341145


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Jul 04, 2011 13:25 as a reply to  @ Randi's post |  #3

Here's another link:

http://www.digital-photography-school.com/how-to-photograph-fireworks (external link)


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Jul 05, 2011 08:07 |  #4

N2bnfunn wrote in post #12703057 (external link)
Hello everyone,
I want to shoot some fireworks tonight and just wanted to know what is the best way to shoot them. I have a tripod I will be using a canon 5d with EF 70-200 mm 2.8 L lens.


Please post any feed back if anyone has great success in shooting them before..

go wider. focal length, not aperture.


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Jul 05, 2011 08:09 |  #5

set up early.




  
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Jul 05, 2011 11:42 |  #6

N2bnfunn wrote in post #12703057 (external link)
Hello everyone,
I want to shoot some fireworks tonight and just wanted to know what is the best way to shoot them. I have a tripod I will be using a canon 5d with EF 70-200 mm 2.8 L lens.


Please post any feed back if anyone has great success in shooting them before..


Well the weather was very bad last night for shooting fireworks raining and over cast but I did shoot afew

the first one was shot 13-F 2.5 seconds the second one shot 11-F 4 seconds


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Jul 05, 2011 12:09 |  #7

I have used 12-24 at wide end to take some lovely fireworks overhead.


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Jul 05, 2011 12:57 |  #8

Here's my recipe - hope it helps

White balance set to daylight (NOT auto...)
f/8 or f/11 (depends on the camera's diffraction limit.)
100 ISO
Manual focus (Do this very carefully using magnified live view if you can.)
Noise reduction turned off
Camera on bulb
5-15 second exposures - click and wait...
Mirror locked up (but this is optional - you can probably get away without it.)

I have quite a few recent ones from Canada Day uploaded on my flickr page - these were shot from about 5km from the actual show.


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Jul 05, 2011 13:03 |  #9

for the future, get yourself a remote trigger, set the aperture to f11 and put it in bulb mode. open the shutter just before your think it will burst and keep it open to expose the whole plume. after few you will get the timing down after they are fired and will be able to get some really good shots.


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Jul 05, 2011 13:21 |  #10

I went against the conventional wisdom and shot nearly wide open at very fast shutter speeds for a different kind of effect. I like the chaotic view of the initial burst. :)

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Jul 05, 2011 13:47 |  #11

TeamSpeed wrote in post #12708232 (external link)
I went against the conventional wisdom and shot nearly wide open at very fast shutter speeds for a different kind of effect. I like the chaotic view of the initial burst. :)

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very nice, what aperture and what shutter speeds do you use?


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Jul 05, 2011 13:55 |  #12

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Jul 05, 2011 14:16 as a reply to  @ 24Peter's post |  #13

^^^ Wow, very nice shots! Great job on the exposures, first one is awesome.


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Jul 05, 2011 16:24 |  #14

mike_311 wrote in post #12708352 (external link)
very nice, what aperture and what shutter speeds do you use?

Thank you, the exif should be intact on the image above, but here is what I show for that.

# Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 1/320 second ===> 0.00313 second
# Lens F-Number / F-Stop = 35/10 ===> ƒ/3.5
# Exposure Program = manual control (1)
# ISO Speed Ratings = 12800
# Focal Length = 200/1 mm ===> 200 mm


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Jul 05, 2011 16:28 |  #15

N2bnfunn wrote in post #12707716 (external link)
Well the weather was very bad last night for shooting fireworks raining and over cast but I did shoot afew
the first one was shot 13-F 2.5 seconds the second one shot 11-F 4 seconds

Were those taken with your 5D Mark III? :lol:


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