A&P July 4th...fireworks shots...

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  1. silverceli2k

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    What type of settings do yall go with as I've never shot fireworks b4, except w/ a P&S?
     
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    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    we had a big fireworks show saturday and i used 5" shutter w f/3.5 or a 3" shutter. all the smoke got in the way of some of the photos and messed them up. at the big finale i had to go down to 1.3" b/c it was so bright

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    Nice, did you use a shutter release cable?
     
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    remote in manual mode
     
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    What type of remote?
     
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    I had a little bit of luck going with 1/4" exposures at f/5.6, and just kept hitting the shutter, checking on what I got later.

    Also, lock in your focus before it gets too dark. Autofocus at night is teh sux.
     
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    Out of curiousity, what lens were you using?
     
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    not even from a dslr :noes:

    g6 handheld, M mode, f/2 1/40, continuous burst for a little over a minute
     
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    Can you post any of them in higher res?
     
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    :sad2: the kit lens. i wanted to use my tamron 28-75 but i didnt know if it would fit everything into the frame and didnt want to have to fool with it after the show started
     
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    should i use a lens hood when shooting to prevent flare?
     
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    ive never needed it from shooting fireworks alone. if there are street lamps around it might help
     
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    also, remember to keep your iso low.
     
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    You're likely pointing your camera at the source of flare, so the hood might not help as much as you would want it to.
     
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    Definitely, I was reading up on it yesterday.
     
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    Wouldn't you be focusing to infinity anyways?
     
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    Fireworks are easy, because you don't have to use a tripod :run:
     
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    I can't wait to shoot fireworks this year :eek5:
     
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    Really?
     
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    not at all. a tripod is really a must
     

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