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  1. #1
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    Question Fireworks suggestions

    Hello,

    I will be taking some photos of some fireworks shows and was wondering if anyone with prior experience could offer some suggestions as far a shutter speed, aperture, focus, and ISO. I know that specifics are impossible to give but I would just like an idea for a good shutter length and how to properly focus.

    I will be shooting with my XT using a 28-80 lens on a tripod (possible with the remote trigger).

    Thanks,

    Chris

  2. #2
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    Looks like the last ones I shot were in the range of ISO200-400, 1/15-1/30, and f5.6. As far as focus, set to manual focus and infinity. Tripod and remote release highly suggested also.
    Dennis

    Canon 5D
    Canon 20D


    Georgetown, KY Photographer
    Retouching

  3. #3
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    Really?

    I shot mine tonight, F11 ISO 100 2>6 Sec exposures.

    Here is a quick sample (Just got started processing them)

    ISO 100 F/11 4 seconds



    Tim

  4. #4
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    Red face I used these settings and got this

    SONY A100 w/ TAMRON AF18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD
    @ 40mm - f/4.5 - 0.8 Sec - ISO-200 - Manual Mode


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    and this colorful firestorm @ 28mm - f/4.5 - 1/2 sec - ISO-200 - Manual Mode

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    Last edited by DonSchap; 07-04-2007 at 10:33 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  5. #5
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    Lightbulb I suggest doing this comfortably ...

    Just one more, from tonight's show (July 4th, 2007) in Des Plaines, IL

    This was really cool to see in person, though ... I just didn't do it justice ... but it was unusual, regardless.

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    Canon EOS 20D w/ TAMRON SP AF28-105mm f/2.8 LD
    @ 28mm - f/6.3 - 1 sec. - ISO-200 - Manual Mode- Tripod - Remote release

    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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