How to take good pictures of Fireworks?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by sunday, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. sunday macrumors member

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    #1
    I am takeing pictures of the fireworks in our community and was wondering the best setting for a D40 with 18-55mm lens, i know already that i need a tripod and i thought setting it on bulb might be the best based on google results...

    Anyway thanks...
     
  2. TimJim macrumors 6502a

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  3. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

    Kebabselector

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    Rough guide.

    Tripod
    Fairly wide lens (though only if you're close)
    Manual mode
    f/11 - 16
    Shoot using bulb - covering the lens in between multiple exposures

    pot luck!

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    This shot was on a Medium Format film camera (75mm lens - equivalent to 50mm on 35mm SLRs), it's a multiple exposure so was covering the lens whilst waiting.
     

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