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Jun 23, 2008 22:26 |  #1

Not sure if this is the correct section, so mods, please move it if it needs to be moved.
Here is a photo from tonights city events (hence, I'm posting it in the urban section).
XTi / 50mm / f-11 / 10 sec / jpg capture / manual mode / manual focus / PS CS3

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Jun 23, 2008 22:28 |  #2

Nice colors/exposure


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Jun 23, 2008 22:35 as a reply to  @ paiintballa182's post |  #3

Thanks!


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Jun 24, 2008 17:45 |  #4

Love it! I'll be trying fireworks for the first time this fourth. Hope mine turn out decent


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Jun 24, 2008 20:22 as a reply to  @ Starbugs78's post |  #5

Thanks for the compliment!
Here is what I found while shooting the fireworks:
1) Turn off the auto focus. otherwise, the camera goes hunting for stuff in the dark and you will miss the shot. I manally focused on the first bursts of fireworks, and then just left it there for the duration of the show.

2) I swapped between 4-5 second exposures, and 10 second exposures. I got lots of nice shots with 5 second exposures as well.

3) Most of my shots were taken at ISO 400. ISO 200 didn't work well for some reason.

4) A tripod is an absolute necessity (kinda obvious, but maybe that will help somebody) :)

5) I used mirror lockup with the self timer. This gave me a 2 second delay, meaning, pressing the shutter locks up the mirror, and the exposure starts 2 seconds later.
This was to reduce any camera shake since I don't have a remote shutter release.
I missed a lot of fireworks due to the guesswork of the 2 second delay, but I actually got more than I missed, so it wasn't a bad tradeoff.

Then people tell me that I got a nice picture cause I have a fancy camera. :rolleyes: :lol:
Sure. My circular saw builds nice furniture as well b/c it's also fancy. :lol:

If anybody else has firework photo advice, please post it so I can try any improved techniques as July 4th draws closer.
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