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    Default Shooting Fireworks

    I have a Velvia 50 with me...
    plannin to shoot fireworks tom, i'm plannin to set my aperture @ 8 or 11 on bulb, any suggestions how long shld i bold on my bulb? cus i read from an article by Jed, tellin me to set at around 8-16 seconds(but it's for an ISO100 film).

    so, can i say that i hve 4 options,
    1. overexpose my film by 1 stop (& try for 8-16seconds)
    2. push my film by 1 stop (& try for 8-16seconds)
    3. overexpose and push my film by 1 stop (& try for 8-16seconds)
    4. dun push/overexpose, but hold longer exposure for 16-32 seconds.

    anyone could help?

    gear: nikon fm2, 35-70, 3.3-4.5 lens + tripod + cable release

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    Default Re: Shooting Fireworks

    Originally posted by harvestnow
    I have a Velvia 50 with me...
    plannin to shoot fireworks tom, i'm plannin to set my aperture @ 8 or 11 on bulb, any suggestions how long shld i bold on my bulb? cus i read from an article by Jed, tellin me to set at around 8-16 seconds(but it's for an ISO100 film).

    so, can i say that i hve 4 options,
    1. overexpose my film by 1 stop (& try for 8-16seconds)
    2. push my film by 1 stop (& try for 8-16seconds)
    3. overexpose and push my film by 1 stop (& try for 8-16seconds)
    4. dun push/overexpose, but hold longer exposure for 16-32 seconds.

    anyone could help?
    Tomorrow got fireworks!????

    I usually use Provia 100F. 8-16s is actually too long for Singapore fireworks, they tend to overexpose as the firers are so kiasu and let go so many shots at once.

    Try an aperture of f/8 to f/11, hold the shutter at "B" for about 2-3 bursts and it will be about right. No hard and fast rules here, all have to depend on luck and experience.

    The other method is to open up your lens to max aperture, then shoot at 1/15. This captures it as little dots of colour.

    Regards
    CK

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    Default Re: Re: Shooting Fireworks

    Originally posted by ckiang


    Tomorrow got fireworks!????
    wherE? what time?

    ckiang > can show us some of your firework shots?
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    Default Re: Re: Re: Shooting Fireworks

    Originally posted by kamwai


    wherE? what time?

    ckiang > can show us some of your firework shots?
    Here are last year's NDP fireworks:

    Preview:
    http://home1.nikonnet.com/servlet/co...HO=memberguest

    Actual Day:
    http://home1.nikonnet.com/servlet/co...HO=memberguest


    Regards
    CK

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    Jed has an very good article on fireworks. but well, I loss the bookmark. Perhaps u can PM him.

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    Originally posted by ninelives
    Jed has an very good article on fireworks. but well, I loss the bookmark. Perhaps u can PM him.
    Refering to this??

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

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    Default Re: Re: Re: Shooting Fireworks

    Originally posted by kamwai


    wherE? what time?

    ckiang > can show us some of your firework shots?
    oops... sorry... over liao... it was yesterday @ choa chu kang

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