A&P Taking pictures of Fireworks.

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  1. butaro

    butaro New Member

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    Yesterday i thought i would try out my new digital camera at a fireworks show that is happening here. I just used a basic "Auto" on my camera to take the pictures and their turned out, out of focus (most of them) or the light was squiggly, here are links to example pictures:
    Out of focus:
    http://www.filefarmer.com/butaro/Pictures/Photos/DSCF0250.JPG
    Out of focus/Squiggly
    http://www.filefarmer.com/butaro/Pictures/Photos/DSCF0241.JPG
    Not bad:
    http://www.filefarmer.com/butaro/Pictures/Photos/DSCF0231.JPG

    I am using a Fujifilm Finepix A510.
     
  2. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    Use a tripod and self timer / remote trigger next time.
     
  4. butaro

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    why? there are not settings i should change? just go with generic auto focus?
     
  5. Katamus Maximus

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    no tripod = shake :hsugh:
     
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    Use a tripod to stabilize the camera so there aren't so many 'Squiggly' shots.
     
  7. deusexaethera

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    Turning off the autofocus would help too, so that the camera won't refocus in mid-shot as the sparkly firecracker bits move across the center of the FOV. Once you have a good manual focus, it should stay good for the entire session since the fireworks are all being launched from the same location.
     

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