lex-ington wrote:This is the first time I will be attempting something like this. I'll be using the 70-200mm f/2.8 lens.
The fireworks are tonight for Canada Day and I would really like to know what would be a good setting for shooting fireworks.
I have a Sony alpha 200 - specs found here
SpotTheCat wrote:A few things:Here's something I've been meaning to try:
Get in a spot with a nice backdrop with as little artificial light as possible.
Set your rig up so that your field of view will see all of the fireworks and your nice backdrop, use tripod.
Set your ISO as low as you can wile still getting good pictures (to lower noise on ultra-long exposures)
Now manually block the lens with a black cloth or something and open the shutter.
Whenever you see a good picture, unblock the lens. When the moment has past, cover it back up. repeat until you are satisfied. The fireworks will "stack" in the image, and their light will expose the foreground and background, too.
JustAnEngineer wrote:In the digital age, you can do double exposures in post processing, instead of resorting to such chicanery while shooting.
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