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06-27-2011, 01:26 AM   #1
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Fireworks.....

With the holiday just a week away what is the best mode to shoot fireworks with on my K-x?

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Manual, flashing lights in the sky aren't exactly friendly to your light meter
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Follow this thread https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-r-forum/135578-best-setting-fireworks.html

You need a tripod. Then bulb setting, a remote controller, if you don't have that use the interval timer on its shortest setting.

Tripod is number one!
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How to Photograph Fireworks http://bit.ly/m6DQGa

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In a pinch once, I even left the camera in a program mode, like P and got some interesting shots. I was laying on my back on a slight incline of a hill with the camera and wide-ish lens resting on my chest. Used my thumb to release the shutter and the camera set it's own shutter speed.

Of course, tripod mounted, remote shutter release and something like a four second exposure make for better images. You'll get the notion pretty quickly after a few tries.
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A wide lens, ISO 100, tripod, F11, 8 second exposure, and a remote, and you're good to go..
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A wide lens, ISO 100, tripod, F11, 8 second exposure, and a remote, and you're good to go..
Awesome fireworks shots..........I have an Albinar 135mm 2.8 I was thinking
about using. Any thoughts if it's wide enough?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kx-Rick Quote
Awesome fireworks shots..........I have an Albinar 135mm 2.8 I was thinking
about using. Any thoughts if it's wide enough?
If you plan on being no closer than one half of a mile from the display...
I'm often about 200 yards and using an 18-55 or 24-60. But it depends on what you are after.

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If you plan on being no closer than one half of a mile from the display...
I'm often about 200 yards and using an 18-55 or 24-60. But it depends on what you are after.

About a half mile or a little more if I'm lucky.thanks again my friend
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Hope it worked out well for you !!
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Hope it worked out well for you !!
Hoping to try your settings tomorrow night.....Thanks again!
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haven't read this yet but it looks promising..
How to Photograph Fireworks Displays

hope this helps
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I used a tripod and bulb mode, held down for the duration of the fireworks I wanted in the shot. I Set the lens to a focus point (distance) using manual focus & turned of shake reduction (using a tripod). Experiment, I was adjusting aperture and iso after shots to try to get the "perfect" shot I wanted. This was taken with bulb mode and iso 200 aperture f6.7 tripod was low down and pointing up with the silouettes in view.
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i like that photo MDegri! beautiful
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Nice photo MDegri - so often fireworks alone begin to look all alike, the
silhouettes make this a special photo!
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