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Taking photos of fireworks

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jnelsoninjax    14,680

What are the best setting on a digital camera to use to get quality shots of fireworks? I am not talking about the professional fireworks, but rather the ones that the consumers can set off.

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Jim K    15,720

I would assume 1) tripod 2) low ISO 3) turn off auto-focus 4) mid aperture 5) ability to keep the shutter open (Bulb) throughout the firework burst or a slow (long) shutter speed if there isn't a Bulb option.  

 

Probably would be better to know the camera to be used and capabilities. The manufacture may even have relevant recommendations/settings.

 

Edit:  You can also look on flickr  ( https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=fireworks ) ... check out some of the firework images and look at the EXIF file for ideas.

 

Edit #2:  If you have a Canon Rebel T6 (which I see you've posted a question about) ... this link has pictures of fireworks filtered to that camera.  https://www.flickr.com/search/?q=fireworks&cm=canon%2Feos_rebel_t6

 

//moved to Digital Camera section

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jnelsoninjax    14,680
1 hour ago, Jim K said:

I would assume 1) tripod 2) low ISO 3) turn off auto-focus 4) mid aperture 5) ability to keep the shutter open (Bulb) throughout the firework burst or a slow (long) shutter speed if there isn't a Bulb option.  

 

Probably would be better to know the camera to be used and capabilities. The manufacture may even have relevant recommendations/settings.

 

Edit:  You can also look on flickr  ( https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=fireworks ) ... check out some of the firework images and look at the EXIF file for ideas.

 

Edit #2:  If you have a Canon Rebel T6 (which I see you've posted a question about) ... this link has pictures of fireworks filtered to that camera.  https://www.flickr.com/search/?q=fireworks&cm=canon%2Feos_rebel_t6

 

//moved to Digital Camera section

Thanks for the info! I'll look into it, and yes the Canon Rebel is the camera I am using.

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