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STICKY: It's Fireworks Time (Tips & Techniques)

 
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Jul 05, 2013 09:00 |  #406

The last two are great ^^ The focus is tricky.


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Jul 05, 2013 09:45 |  #407

My first attempt, but thanks to the tips I read right here, I had a blast!

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Jul 05, 2013 11:21 |  #408
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waylandcool wrote in post #16063910 (external link)
What's the best way to shoot finales? I shoot from a tripod with a remote trigger and my finale shots get blown out if I leave my settings alone but I get some rather less than impressive results if I shorten the exposure times.

I usually shoot 4 sec. at F8 or F10 at ISO 100.

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Waylandcool - really to shoot finales you need to add a ND filter. I made my last Disney trip without them and really paid the price during finales

An ND filter may have helped, but I think I managed without one last night. I counted at least 9 individual fireworks within this 2-second exposure.



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Jul 05, 2013 11:25 as a reply to  @ Biffbradford's post |  #409

Although we had the "best seat in the house" here in Tempe Arizona, it was difficult to remove the window glare, so I had to surround the lens with a few sheets of paper.

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Jul 05, 2013 11:42 |  #410

kcrunchone wrote in post #16092391 (external link)
I went with the tripod and this year was a bust. Only like 3 half decent below grade shots as far as I am concerned. I will some how try and figure out how to get better fireworks shots between now and next year. I really did not want to have to go into the city at all. That absolutely would have yielded me dozens of great shots.

I used the remote trigger the tamron 18-270, Apex moonlight tripod and the 60 D on bulb. I tried several setting that were suggested but need more trigger time than what I had to get it done. I had all the right tools but not the experience required to nail the shots I had hoped for.

Yeah it takes some experience to get it right... but still there's luck involved too. Was it your vantage point that was the problem?

Edit: Nice shots guys!


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Sep 03, 2013 18:42 |  #412

When I scout a location, I make the area in front of me has some clearance. For some shots, i zoom in to fill the frame with fireworks.


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Sep 04, 2013 00:59 |  #413

I think in a lot of cases a tighter crop is fine, you don't need to see the whole firework to appreciate it.. also look for things such as reflections, etc, that make the picture more dynamic....
Of course a tripod and remote shutter trigger are imperative.. :)

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Sep 16, 2013 20:21 |  #414

Good read right here


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Oct 02, 2013 02:33 |  #415

A few from Blackpool firworks show last Friday:

Any hints or advice on the processing of these or anythhing I could have done differently composition wise appreciated.

Annoyingly a few are slightly out of focus as I had to change battery half way through the display and stupidly forgot to re-focus afterwards.

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Oct 04, 2013 08:57 |  #416

This is a few months old picture but...
Always wanted to catch one of these Smiley faces:)


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Nov 09, 2013 14:53 as a reply to  @ samsen's post |  #417

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Nov 15, 2013 16:33 |  #418

Great tips, thanks! I think most of my fav exposures are between 1-2 seconds.


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Dec 29, 2013 16:08 |  #419

This year I'll be shooting the Las Vegas skyline from 11 miles away for the NYE fireworks show. I've shot this location before at night, but wonder what variances I might encounter. This shot was 205mm, iso100, f6.3 for 2.5 seconds. I now I'll be using iso160 this time, less noise and probably f8-10. Any advice would be nice

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Dec 29, 2013 16:20 |  #420

socalrailfan.... Do nothing it don't get no better


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