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    Default Canon Eos350D Newbie

    Hi all,

    I am now try to learn how to use the SLR digital camera.
    Can anybody advised how to take a sharp and good photo?

    This week I am trying to take fireworks with the kit lens 18mm to 55mm.
    can anybody advised how to set the aperture and shutter speed
    with the nice fireworks.

    Thanks you & regards

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    Default Re: Canon Eos350D Newbie

    Make sure you have a tripod, shutter release set if possible and a black card/paper

    1. Set to manual focus at infinity as you will probably be shooting at that focal length anyways.

    2. Set ISO to 100

    3. Set aperture to a small one like f/16

    3. Set shutter speed to bulb mode

    4. Point at general direction of fireworks, frame the shot loosely and when 1st salvo starts, press shutter release

    5. Occasionally (like every 4 seconds or so), cover the lens with the black card and take away black card when next salvo starts. That way you can capture 2-3 firings in 1 frame.

    A crappy example here but you get the rough idea.
    I didn't observe rule 4 properly and there was some blockage from the flat corridor sections that sortta jut out so some cropping was needed and some of the fireworks got blocked. Not a good place to shoot fireworks I admit.


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