How to take fireworks?


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Tripod!!!
WA Lens (100mm is too long i think)
Shutter - 1second-10seconds depending on what u want to do (just a guide)
Aperture - f/8-16 ish (To help maintain a trail on the fireworks)
No flash, it will not be able to reach unless ur very very close
 

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wildstallion said:
Tripod!!!
WA Lens (100mm is too long i think)
Shutter - 1second-10seconds depending on what u want to do (just a guide)
Aperture - f/8-16 ish (To help maintain a trail on the fireworks)
No flash, it will not be able to reach unless ur very very close
agreed. Wide angle lens is prefered. keke :)
 

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wildstallion said:
Tripod!!!
WA Lens (100mm is too long i think)
Shutter - 1second-10seconds depending on what u want to do (just a guide)
Aperture - f/8-16 ish (To help maintain a trail on the fireworks)
No flash, it will not be able to reach unless ur very very close

hmm.....fireworks.....NDP coming.....
 

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Wow ok thanks.

Then whats the best spot to take NDP fireworks? I have thought of several places including:
Kallang ParK Beach, Benjamin Shears Bridge and Marina Bay. Whats your take on this? :sweat:
 

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panzerpunk said:
What setting should we use for fireworks lets say for a 100mm shot with f/4.5

With or without flash also?
In fact, u should use a wide lens, the wider the better. Aperture wise should be smaller at around f/8 - f/16 and shutter speed can be between 2 - 15 secs, depending on ISO and aperture.

Flash???? No one takes fireworks with flash, not even night sceneries. Unless yr flash has the power of a spotlight.
 

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100mm also can take wat... individual burst loh.

then PS to mix and match :think: :thumbsup:

Normally use iso100 @ f8 to f21 use aperture to control how broad you wan the streaks to be.

But do note that there are some burst that are extreme... like golden shower and where you need to up the ISO or use wider aperture. On the other end, there's the "everything-at-one-go" mass orgy... that one sure over :sweat:
 

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Snoweagle said:
In fact, u should use a wide lens, the wider the better. Aperture wise should be smaller at around f/8 - f/16 and shutter speed can be between 2 - 15 secs, depending on ISO and aperture.

Flash???? No one takes fireworks with flash, not even night sceneries. Unless yr flash has the power of a spotlight.
Bro, unless he wants to take a self portriat or have a subject in front of the fireworks? then, he needs flash. =)
 

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CYRN said:
100mm also can take wat... individual burst loh.

then PS to mix and match :think: :thumbsup:

Normally use iso100 @ f8 to f21 use aperture to control how broad you wan the streaks to be.

But do note that there are some burst that are extreme... like golden shower and where you need to up the ISO or use wider aperture. On the other end, there's the "everything-at-one-go" mass orgy... that one sure over :sweat:
Thats why need the black card lor.. :D
 

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panzerpunk said:
What setting should we use for fireworks lets say for a 100mm shot with f/4.5

With or without flash also?
Hi panzerpunk,

Hope you find this useful

http://www.calphoto.com/firework.htm

By the way , taken firework are actually capture of lights trails thus flash is not needed but it is useful if you want to include some frontground subject near you (Eg : people)

Regards
 

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this soudns stupid, but when exactly do u press the shutter?

the moment the fireworks come up, or before?

i mean since this is long shutter speed right?
 

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bent said:
this soudns stupid, but when exactly do u press the shutter?

the moment the fireworks come up, or before?

i mean since this is long shutter speed right?
When it starts to fire. Gd fireworks pics should include both trails and bursts. That's y u'll need a longer exposure to capture both.
 

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How about focusing?How do you guys focus? I doubt u can use auto focus right?
 

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Infinity focus works for me...or at least make sure that your background (buildings, national stadium, etc) is sharp. A cable/bulb release is recommended.... the act of pressing a shutter induces some vibration also.
 

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jerry2308 said:
How about focusing?How do you guys focus? I doubt u can use auto focus right?
Find out hyperfocal for your lens at certains aperture. Use it.

Regards,
Arto.
 

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OT hah...

Last friday about 9:30 there is a fireworks at Kallang. Is it for NDP preparation?

Regards,
Arto.
 

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