shooting fireworks tomorrow? any tips

amadeusamadeus Major grinsPosts: 2,125Registered Users Major grins
edited July 6, 2012 in Technique
open to any suggestions. using a tripod and bulb mode on my D700 with 17-38 wide angle F2.8

thank you.

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  • bodibodi Keeping Focused Posts: 4Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited July 3, 2012
    ASA 100-200, F8-F11, Remote Try 2-4 Sec.
  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaPosts: 14,426Super Moderators moderator
    edited July 3, 2012
    Good suggestions.

    Sometimes I just keep my shutter open with bulb and a cable release, and keep my hat over the front of the lens ( without touching it of course ) and remove my hat off and on to capture multiple bursts.

    Make certain your tripod is on SOLID ground, or you may pick up vibrations with the air bursts. I made the mistake of shooting from a steel bridge once, and assumed it was immobile. Steel bridges vibrate with traffic and loud noises.

    Shooting with water in the foreground gives a nice reflective surface for nice reflections
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  • MarkRMarkR Accused Shill. Posts: 2,099Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 5, 2012
    And, if you were shooting in San Diego, I hope you were able to set up fast. :D
  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaPosts: 14,426Super Moderators moderator
    edited July 5, 2012
    Well, there is that too, Marc! rolleyes1.gif
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  • amadeusamadeus Major grins Posts: 2,125Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 6, 2012
    I ended up getting some good shots. poked around some more and found out about the Bulb function.

    On the way into the city I stopped at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery but the stones all face west so no good shooting at 11 am. The church is pre 1700.

    Washington Square and a few shots of the new WTC from a rooftop on Broadway not far from NYU.

    13 floors up I believe.
    http://nachtflug.smugmug.com/Travel/7412/23983511_zx7Jdm#!i=1946624885&k=BZ5FpKM
  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaPosts: 14,426Super Moderators moderator
    edited July 6, 2012
    Nice fireworks shots!
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