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    Smile Needed help by tonit....

    Hi to all the photographers here...
    Can anyone out there teach mi how to set the settings of the camera to
    take firework pictures....
    Do i need any extra stuff like tripod? or can i do without it?
    I am using Canon Ixus 40....
    need help by tonit as tonit marina bay is having e countdown for national day....
    advance thanks to all e ppl here....

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    Smile Help....

    Hi to all the photographers here...
    Can anyone out there teach mi how to set the settings of the camera to
    take firework pictures....
    Do i need any extra stuff like tripod? or can i do without it?
    I am using Canon Ixus 40....
    need help by tonit as tonit marina bay is having e countdown for national day....
    advance thanks to all e ppl here....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keiichi
    Hi to all the photographers here...
    Can anyone out there teach mi how to set the settings of the camera to
    take firework pictures....
    Do i need any extra stuff like tripod? or can i do without it?
    I am using Canon Ixus 40....
    need help by tonit as tonit marina bay is having e countdown for national day....
    advance thanks to all e ppl here....
    Yes, you'll need a tripod

    Most prob f8-11, ISO 100, Bulb mode.
    eat. drink. shoot

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    Must you post double?
    Multi coloured fonts are hard to read also.
    eat. drink. shoot

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    If anybody bothered, Jed Wee wrote an article on CS's main page regarding shooting fireworks

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    Ask who is going and join them, shoot beside them, can help you on the spot, sure can have some photos go home.

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    actually i really wonder if the ixus 40 can do manual anot...
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    i've an ixus 400, what i did was. My aim was to try and reduce as much of the exposure time as possible as on an ixus u are unable to play with bulb or shutter timings.

    Shoot in manual mode, ISO400
    reduce the exposure compensation all the way if not 1stop plus,
    use center weighted or spot metering
    Try using the lanscape icon (macro mode; same button)

    The above should give nice results, but often photoshop was needed to reduce the exposure to get nicer pics.

    will suggest using a tripod, black cloth, if u still cant trick the cam into giving u a fast enough shutter speed, with the cloth at least u can cover then lens instantly after u depress the shutter, i did this for moon shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar
    Must you post double?
    Multi coloured fonts are hard to read also.
    erm... sorry
    actually i posted another one on other place
    but i merged with tis one....

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    thanks for all those who reply...
    so basically i need a tripod for stability rit?
    should i use iso100 or 400? wat does it do?
    n how to use the black cloth?
    do i need a wide angle len?

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    n do i need to use flash light?
    thanks alot...

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    As what espn have mentioned, please refer to this article... what you need to know is there...

    http://www.clubsnap.org/display.php?.../fireworks.htm

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    use iso 100,set shutter speed to 4 sec.
    Flash you won't need it.

    your cam don't let you adjust aperture so forget it.
    just let it auto focus will do.
    remember mininium shake will cause pics not sharp so use the built in 2sec timer.

    just a newbie point of view,i use ixus 40 also but have not try to shoot firework with it.


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    thanks... couldn't find tat page juz now...

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    Keiichi,

    Here are some points:
    1. You do NOT need to fire the flash. In fact, don't fire it at all.
    2. You will need to use a tripod.
    3. Recommended to use ISO 100. (ISO 400 will be too noisy) - but your choice.
    4. Use the 2-second timer to trigger the camera while it is on the tripod. (refer to page 76 of the IXUS 40 manual on how to do this) Don't use your finger to press on the shutter release button as you will shake the camera (especially the IXUS 40 as it is very small).
    5. There is no direct control for the shutter speed for IXUS 40 (eg. Tv mode). However, you can still set the shutter speed using the steps specified from page 92 in the IXUS 40 manual. (you have the option of setting it all the way up to 15 seconds, but I don't recommend it)

    So, you are going tonight to take the fireworks?

    Good luck.

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    Thanks alot man...
    will be going to c e firework with a friend....
    so should i choose shorter shutter speed or longer shutter spped?

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    Keiichi,

    Recommended that you choose anywhere between 2 to 5 seconds. Depending on the type of fireworks bursts.

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    thanks again....

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