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    Taking Pictures Of Fireworks

    I'm not sure why, but every time I'm around fireworks I have the uncontrollable urge to take a picture of them, as if this might be the last time I ever see something colorfully blowing up in the sky.

    Well, fireworks time is tonight, and the cameras will be pointed skyward once again. So how to you get a shot of something that looks like a work of art.

    So here's some tips if you're planning to photograph some airborne festivities,



    * Use a tripod and a remote shutter release, if you can.


    * Carefully frame the shot so that the horizon is straight and you don't get a bunch of heads in the picture.


    * Set aperture between f/8 and f/16 and use ISO 100.


    * Keep the shutter open for a couple of seconds, starting before the explosion. (Manual mode is your friend.)


    * Turn off the flash.


    * Experiment and have fun!
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    Re: Taking Pictures Of Fireworks

    Thanks Cojo.


    I have been getting into photography pretty heavy over the last year.
    I am always taking hundreds of photos from my boys sporting events and then toying with the photos.
    I have a nice Olympus E-500 with 2 lenses.
    Thank god for digital cameras!

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    Re: Taking Pictures Of Fireworks

    Wow you really know what your doin, coj. I hope your going to post the final product for us.

    =jj=

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    Re: Taking Pictures Of Fireworks

    "jessejames09" wrote:
    Wow you really know what your doin, coj. I hope your going to post the final product for us.

    =jj=
    I've taken lots of pictures of fireworks using these tips but I thought it would be good to post 'em here. I got to admit I never thought of it until I saw a piece on Yahoo and just cut and pasted the main points here. Wish I could take credit for it!
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