Wednesday, May 13, 2009
How To Shoot Fireworks
So, we are about to celebrate the May 2 4 Weekend, and no doubt there will be fireworks! Well, first of all, let me say, these pictures - I did not take - they are simply a result of a google images search, because I am too lazy to go get some shots off the external hard drive. But...I am going to tell you how to get shots like these, and believe it or not - It's very easy.
First, don't try to anticipate when the bang will go off, or when the shower of light will fall. All you really need is a tripod, a camera with a bulb feature, a shutter cable, and a general knowledge as far as what direction the fireworks are about to go off in. Simply point your camera and set your camera to bulb - this allows you to leave the shutter open with one press on you shutter button on your remote. The shutter will not close again until you press the shutter release once again-this allows you not only to see all of one firework go off, but essentiall you could have 3 or 4 fireworks in one picture. Note the use of a remote shutter release is to avoid camera shake. Enjoy!
ps. Same basic concept for lightning.