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Shooting Fireworks

Shooting fireworks have always been an enticing part of almost any photographer. Like me, I always look forward to shoot just virtually any kind of fireworks display, each time I go out and shoot, I always mentally prepare on how to shoot it. It’s a bit challenging. Every new year celebration, I always have my camera mounted on my tripod to shoot for the fireworks, it’s a best time to practice so to speak. Here are some quick few tips on shooting fireworks. Number 1 – tripod is a must. Number 2 – I shoot in manual mode. Why? Because light changes rapidly, so the metering will be all over the place when the fireworks come in. Number 3 – I shoot in manual focus. You autofocus (AF) the scene, and switch to manual focus (MF) after that. Your camera’s AF will have a hard time catching up the millisecond illuminations of the display, it’s best to set your focus ahead of time before the actual burst. Last thing, it’s always tempting to shoot the fireworks display alone, but if you can include a prominent structure, say like a building, monument or a landmark, that’s gonna bring a lot of drama in the photo. Til’ then…

 

Disneyland at Night

Disneyland at Night

Photographer’s note: F/4, 1/50, ISO 1600, Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 24mm 1.4

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