My second (n00b) attempt at taking fireworks shots.
Still need lots of improvement. orz. Anyway the Singapore Fireworks Celebrations is held annually as part of our country’s National Day celebrations. The 2 days event showcases fireworks performances by France and Korea.
Lots of photographers and their high tech weaponry were present. My crappy tripod broke that night. One of the knobs fell off due to me tuning it too tightly. >.< Can’t help but think mine was a piece of junk compared to the ones others around me were using.
As I am a novice, one of my buddies taught me some basics to shooting fireworks. Shutter speed was set to ‘bulb’, aperture to f9, ISO to 100, camera to manual focus. Using the remote control, all I have to do is press the shutter button, hold it there and release it.
The others around me use the ‘black card’ method whereby they use a black card to cover the front of their camera lens when taking shots. If anyone here has fireworks shooting techniques or tips, please share it with us. Thanks. ^^;