Picture of fire sparkles - how to improve?


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JAWYONG

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Hi all,

Recently, I took a picture of my son playing with sparkles.

May I have suggestions to improve the photography of such picture?

I wonder also what I should do to capture the sparkles more clearly.



Some basic info: D90, M mode, shutter 1/100, f2.8, ISO3,200, zoomed to 135mm

Thanks all ;)
 

hotwork77

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Hi all,

Recently, I took a picture of my son playing with sparkles.

May I have suggestions to improve the photography of such picture?

I wonder also what I should do to capture the sparkles more clearly.



Some basic info: D90, M mode, shutter 1/100, f2.8, ISO3,200, zoomed to 135mm

Thanks all ;)

Woo hoo...small...got to tilt my head...ouch.
 

hotwork77

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Hi all,

Recently, I took a picture of my son playing with sparkles.

May I have suggestions to improve the photography of such picture?

I wonder also what I should do to capture the sparkles more clearly.



Some basic info: D90, M mode, shutter 1/100, f2.8, ISO3,200, zoomed to 135mm

Thanks all ;)

Ouch again...

Try shutter 1/60, f2.8, ISO200, 55mm zoom and don't tilt and don't use flash. Use a tripod.
 

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i love sparkled shots. :)

Just some of the settings i would use for mine.

ideally, shoot in a really low light environment. ( if it's a park, don't shoot directly under the lamp )
give the shutter speed of max 1/20 and slower. ( to capture the sparkle trail )
keep the ISO low to reduce grains.
finally, tripod :)

Just tot i share my fave sparkled shot of my buddies and i.



practice makes perfect. happy shooting!
 

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ortega

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actually i would do it differently

i like to include the person playing with the sparklers in the image
so i would do a rear curtain sync to correctly expose the person at the end of the exposure

tripod or not it is up to you
 

JAWYONG

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Thanks again for guidance to use slow shutter, tripod to capture sparkle trail n I will also try out flash to showcase the subject!
 

lostsole

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i love sparkled shots. :)

Just some of the settings i would use for mine.

ideally, shoot in a really low light environment. ( if it's a park, don't shoot directly under the lamp )
give the shutter speed of max 1/20 and slower. ( to capture the sparkle trail )
keep the ISO low to reduce grains.
finally, tripod :)

Just tot i share my fave sparkled shot of my buddies and i.



practice makes perfect. happy shooting!
hey that's nice. thanks for sharing, will try it out~
 

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JAWYONG, can I request that you post your picture using direct link instead of linking to your Clubsnap Gallery. Thanks
 

spheredome

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A suggestion. If you need to photo sparklers, use the old plain uncovered sticks as they are dimmer and more sparklers. The new types produce too much smoke and light.
 

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