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    Fireworks

    With Independence Day ( for the USA) celebrations coming, I am hoping to try for some fireworks shots. That said Im thinking of F8 F11 and ISO 800 on a tripod. But should I use mirror lock up? I also thought I would use BULB and place a black card in front of the lens between bursts. This will be my first attempt--am I going at this the correct way? Have I fallen from the path and do you need to lead back on? Thanks all-mary

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    Re: Fireworks

    This site has some tips on various shooting scenarios, including this link to fireworks shooting tips: http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/h...-of-fireworks/
    FWIW

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    Re: Fireworks

    THIS site also has some tips. Here are some old threads on the topic:

    Pictures of fireworks - hints and tips.
    1st Try - Fireworks

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    Re: Fireworks

    I like fireworks images that have a definite foreground subject or subjects such as building(s), statue(s) or tree(s). That type of image, of course, takes prior planning. But as we used to say in the Navy "Prior planning prevents poor performance." or something like that!

    Some of the best images I have ever seen came from fireworks celebrations over New York Harbor with the Statue of Liberty as part of the image. Additionally, the video coverage of the concerts in Washington, DC also have wonderful shots of fireworks with the well known buildings and monuments of our nation's capitol included...

    In San Diego, CA, Qualcomm Stadium, the home venue for the San Diego Chargers football team, is located in Mission Valley. There are frequent fireworks displays as part of the night games. I have been itching to photograph these fireworks from the cliffs overlooking the stadium withg the lit stadium as the canter of interest. However, for safety sake, I would like to be among several photographers in a group to do this...
    Last edited by rpcrowe; 28th June 2012 at 01:59 PM.

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    Re: Fireworks

    Thanks everyone for the tips and I'll check out those websites. I'll post what I take for all to see.

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