Will using Black Card Reduce the Smoke from Fireworks Shots?


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Dream Merchant

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No, it's purely for controlling the exposure of the bursts.

Glare - change angles, take off any filters or use a better lens.

Over-exposure - learn to control exposure.

Smoke - Shoot early, pray for strong wind or learn how to reduce/remove smoke in post processing.
 

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As DM has mentioned, a black card is to make it easy for you to control the exposure time instead of using timed mode.

As for smoke, you'd need to shoot early or hope for wind to dissapate the smoke.
 

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No, it's purely for controlling the exposure of the bursts.

Glare - change angles, take off any filters or use a better lens.

Over-exposure - learn to control exposure.

Smoke - Shoot early, pray for strong wind or learn how to reduce/remove smoke in post processing.
Can CS3 remove the smoke??
 

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As DM has mentioned, a black card is to make it easy for you to control the exposure time instead of using timed mode.

As for smoke, you'd need to shoot early or hope for wind to dissapate the smoke.
can explain hopw to use the black card to control the exposure time?
 

Octarine

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can explain hopw to use the black card to control the exposure time?
Hold the black card in front of the lens instead of closing the shutter. Requires Bulb mode (see your manual). I'm sure Google will reveal more details in many links :)
 

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Can CS3 remove the smoke??
In short, yes. You could even use an ancient version of Photoshop like PhotoShop 6 or 7 or CS2 to do it. You'll have to play around with curves, layers, cloning and stamping tools and see what works for each photo. Needless to say, there would be other methods, but they might get complicated.
 

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Agree.

No, it's purely for controlling the exposure of the bursts.

Glare - change angles, take off any filters or use a better lens.

Over-exposure - learn to control exposure.

Smoke - Shoot early, pray for strong wind or learn how to reduce/remove smoke in post processing.
 

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