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Discussion in 'Through-the-Lens Club' started by Fred, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. Fred

    Fred Lifetime Member Millennium Member

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    Yeah, I know it's a little early, but a fireworks thread on another forum made me think about this and I have the time right now, so... ;) Taken with my Canon A95 on a tripod set up in the bed of my truck.

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  2. MrsKitty

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    It is never too early for fireworks!
     

  3. blinkin357

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    I'd love to know what settings & lens that you used for this shot. Is it Photoshop enhanced or did you use filters?

    I want to shoot fireworks with my Canon 20D. I tried last year using RAW format and it wasn't nearly as nice as your shot.
     
  4. sharpshooter

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    Just hold the exposure for a second or two, or more. Night shots are easy. The hard part is guessing where the explosions will happen in the sky, some of it is luck.
     
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    1. tripod is a must, of course.
    2. set camera on bulb and use cable or wireless shutter release.
    3. set arpeture at f8-f11.
    4. set focus on infinity.
    5. set WB on auto or incadescent.
    6. mostly, when you here the 'thump' of a liftoff, open the
    shutter. experiment with closing time.
     
  6. Fred

    Fred Lifetime Member Millennium Member

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    Used a Canon A95 set to the "fireworks" scene mode. As I recall, that sets up the camera with a 2 second exposure at f/8, but I don't know what ISO setting is used. As already mentioned, a tripod is a must. I had the camera on a pod and tried to time pressing the shutter release button to get the shot. In all honesty, I had many that sucked, and a few that came out OK. Hope that helps.

    Oh yeah, I did increase the saturation slightly and sharpened in PS.