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hey all, I don't really get to use my camera a whole lot these days, but took the family into riverfire tonight and tooks some pics with my SLR (olympus e-500 with a 14-45mm lens) using the standard firework setting and a tripod. i tried using a manual setting, but didn't like the shot too much.

 

So how can I make the shot better? i see these other firework shots, and they just look nice a crisp, bright colours, and bright.

 

I don't think they turned out too bad, just think they could be better. the spot proberbly didn't help

 

Any suggestions appreciated

 

here are some examples

 

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Would love to shoot some fireworks one day!! Never done it before so i cant really help you.

 

But im assuming, you have to find the balance with the exposure.

 

If i was shooting it i would start with the following settings:

 

iso100,

f8,

shutter speed around 2-3 seconds maybe.

 

Adjust white balance in either photoshop or what jay mentioned above.

 

Keep trying you will get it. Also re-size your photos please :)

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thanks for the tips guys, ill have to give it another go on new years for fireworks

 

photo's resized as requested :) sorry bout that

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no more than 2 -3 seconds as the overlap of other fire works will eventuate...

 

but the settings Siddr has suggested are pretty much spot on!

 

M

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Just don't use your phone cam like I did for these though :( the actual camera ran out of battery just before these fireworks in Budapest so I was a sad panda

 

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^

 

Looks pretty awesome man. First shot looks like angels

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