Photographing Fireworks Pt. 1
Photographing fireworks is one we all want to crack - and believe it or not it's not that difficult once you have a few pointers.
Think of the photography in blocks and ask yourself what you need to start photographing fireworks? A slow shutter speed because it's dark and you want to capture the movement across the sky. A tripod so you don't get camera shake. Manual exposure so can experiment to find the perfect exposure for your situation.
The first step is to find a good location to photograph the firework display from. Big organised displays are always impressive but can be crowded and not always the best place to shoot fireworks from. So go early and have a look around the area.
Once you have found the right spot it's worth setting up your camera. Think about which lenses to use, pre set a slow shutter speed and a low iso so when the show starts you're ready to capture the action.
Starting out with manual mode in the Ultimate Beginners Course is a brilliant approach as it really helps you understand how everything works. The exercises really drive home how things interrelate! I am a rank beginner have bought my first camera in January of this year, so have helped me make great strides in a very short period of time. Thanks!
- Jeff Gilbreath -