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  • #61
    Hi everybody,
    I just upgraded my point&shoot to a micro four thirds camera last week and I'm basically shooting all kinds of situations i can get in front of the lens. The annual fireworks festival was a must see of course. I'm wondering what you think of one of my first experiments.

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    • #62
      Well here are some of mine.. Just sharing..

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      D90 with MB-D80 ~~ 17-55mm f2.8 ~~ 70-200mm f2.8 ~~ 50mm f1.8 ~~ 105mm f2.8 ~~ SB-600 ~~ More coming soon..
      My Flickr

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      • #63
        2008 Festival of Light in Vancouver

        Just sharing this gallery of images I shot in 2008 during Vancouver's annual 2-week long firework's festival.

        Masey.com.au Image Gallery | 2008 Celebration of Light, Vancouver BC

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        • #64
          my first attempt at capturing fireworks...
          Fireworks show at Busch Gardens, Tampa

          IMG_2007

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          • #65

            Last edited by vincentgarrucho; 02-23-2010, 07:35 AM.
            Canon EOS 450D, Canon EOS 7D, Canon 24-70 f/2.8, EFS18-55mm, Sigma 70-300mmDG Macro, EF 50mm 1.8II, EF 50mm f/1.4
            "Boredom is for people without imagination"

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            • #66
              Some suggestions needed, please!!

              I have been hired to photograph an event that will be held on a m/v cruise during the fireworks tomorrow night. I read the tips and tricks for fireworks, and they were great, however, in my situation, my main job is to get portraits of the guests in front of the fireworks. So, no on tripod due to no room (people drinking, dancing, tripping, you know the drill), and can't slow my settings down too much or my subjects will be blurry.... any help would be great!!

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              • #67
                Firework help!!!!!!!!!!!!

                So I tried practicing last night and nearly all my shots came out blurry.I followed directions,

                used a tripod & shutter release
                Used a 18-55mm & 55-250 mm lens
                set the lens @ infinity (directions said to face the lens and focus it clockwise until it stops)
                was in bulb mode
                lens was set to "M"
                ISO was @ 100

                I was pretty far away from the fireworks, does this make a difference

                I practiced several times some times w/ the shutter open for 6-10 sec or even 3-4 sec

                Should it have been open longer?

                Kelly

                http://kellyreneephotography.blogspot.com/

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                • #68
                  Fireworks

                  Here are some shots taken with my Panasonic Lumix FZ28...a great step above a point and shoot, but not an SLR. I cheated and put the camera in the "Fireworks" mode which happens to be the exact settings in the How to Photograph Fireworks Displays by Darren Rowse found on this site. There was really no good angle to shoot from given where I was and where the fireworks were likely to appear in the sky. I mounted the camera on a flexpod on the roof of a car. After the first couple shots went off I had a general idea where in the sky to focus on. Then I just listened for the sound of the rocket launch, pressed the shutter half way down, held it until it looked as if the rocket were about to explode, pushed the shutter the rest of the way, counted to 3 and let go. This made for some interesting shots...made more interesting after cropping. Of course I got "a ton" of pictures of nothing I went through about 300 pictures in the 12 minutes the display lasted. Came up with about 100 pictures that even included something usable and then maybe 10 pictures I would even bother to show anyone.

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                  • #69
                    This is a very cool photo.

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                    • #70
                      Re: Hi Everybody

                      Originally posted by Bazz View Post
                      Hi everybody,
                      I just upgraded my point&shoot to a micro four thirds camera last week and I'm basically shooting all kinds of situations i can get in front of the lens. The annual fireworks festival was a must see of course. I'm wondering what you think of one of my first experiments.
                      hmmmmm..let's try this again

                      Bazz,
                      this is a very cool photo.

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                      • #71
                        I read the article on Fireworks Photography and it was really helpful.
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                        Canon Digital Rebel xSI
                        F/11
                        Exposure Time 1.6 sec
                        ISO 100
                        No Flash
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                        Canon Digital Rebel xSI
                        F/13
                        Exposure Time 1 sec
                        ISO 100
                        No Flash
                        This was my first try last night at a local display here NJ.

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                        • #72
                          Aliante Station Casino

                          Firework displays were all over Las Vegas , this one is in one of the 5 Station casinos:




                          Cheers.

                          Tony
                          Canon 5D MKII & Rebel xsi: 24-105 L IS;100-400 L IS; 18-55 IS; 75-300; Nifty Fifty F1.8, 85mm F1.8: 430EXII

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                          • #73
                            Tank War



                            This was taken at our 4th of July celebration. A little boy was eager to show us a tank war.

                            1/2000 f/5.6
                            ISO 1600
                            Focal length: 55mm
                            Canon XS 18-55mm
                            Check out my Flickr!

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                            • #74
                              Some Fireworks shots -

                              These are some firework shots from last year, the exif info should be on flickr. Enjoy!

                              Tip 1: Foreground elements, not needed as evident in my photos (I tried but it wasn't really the spot for adding foreground elements) but still, a great addition

                              Tip 2: While great firework shots can be in color, I found that all my B&W shots turned out tons better...

                              Tip 3: Use a long shutter speed

                              Tip 4: Tri-pod, In my photos I didn't use one, cause they weren't allowed, just had to be very steady and use objects to stabilize

                              Tip 5: Post Processing can change the photos around a lot, some photos that look like trash are complete winners if you just crop a little and maybe convert to B&W

                              Tip 6: EXPERIMENT!! HAVE FUN!!

                              View all of my photos on my Flickr Photostream!

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                              • #75
                                My Share...

                                Hi, Happy Independence Day!

                                Just my share of the fireworks rehearsal we have over in Sunny Singapore.





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