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More fireworks, and I got my new laptop.

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 30, 2007, 9:34 PM
  • Mood: Triumph
  • Drinking: Abslolut Kurant Vodka + Sprite
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:iconnatureblue:
Yeah, I really regret I missed it. They're so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.:)
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:icontotalzombie:
totalzombie Sep 1, 2007   Photographer
For sure Canada are the best!!!!

Happy for your new laptop
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:iconcouleur:
We will have to see how it goes today ;)
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:iconubergabzz:
UberGabzz Aug 31, 2007   Photographer
AMAZING!!! =D You truly have talent for fireworks! You should make wallpapers out of them! =D ;)
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:iconcouleur:
Some might look good. :)
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:iconfahad0850:
Fahad0850 Aug 31, 2007   Digital Artist
STUNNING SHOTS
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:iconcrash1-tk:
amazing mate, ive got fireworks this sunday night, any help on shooting them?
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:iconcouleur:
Yeah, did you bought a cable release? Get a sturdy tripod.

Actually capturing fireworks technique is very similar to that used for capturing traffic trails. First you will need to mount your camera on your tripod and point towards the area of the sky where the fireworks will be exploding. If you are far away, make sure you get a lens that has a coverage around 18-70mm.

Once you had found the desire composition you want to stick to. Set up the right focus and make sure it is in Manual Focus, if you can't get the right focus, point towards the bright surfaces such as street lights, building lights where the firework rockets takes place. If you still can't manage to get the exact or you are unsure, then use Auto Focus and start off by focusing on the first few fireworks; then switch to MF.

Use the lowest ISO if possible, around ISO100, or 50. There are two way of capturing fireworks, one is a few seconds which only records a few fireworks, around 3-6 secs which sometimes isn't bright enough. Another is that, once the rockets start going, lock the camera's shutter open on bulb (B) with a cab;e release so the explosions are recorded as colourful streaks. One or two rockets will not provide enough colour, so between explosions cover your lens with a piece of black card, then uncover it when the next rockets are launched. By repeating this you can capture half a dozen or more explosions.

Stick your aperture around f/8-f/16. Make sure you switch off the noise reduction. This is very important because if you shoot for 30 secs, it will take another 30 secs to process your image and shooting will not be possible during the process. In this case, you will waste many great opportunities. Observe and make sure you don't get greedy fitting everything into one frame as over exposure may occur. :D Thats all... what a tutorial I had typed!
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:iconcrash1-tk:
wow, thanks a lot so much info i dont have a cable release but i really should buy one, ill see what i can do then im sure ill show you the results on monday, thanks a lot appreciated!
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:iconsin4x-ru:
i like the big green one :)
super photos. great job!
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