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Old 07-02-2011   #11
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Thank you Josh. It was my first try at taking pictures of fireworks, and I learned a lot.
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Great guide Josh. I have a technical question about it.

You say if the fireworks are too bright, to reduce your F stop, to like 5.6. Doesn't that open the aperture more, letting in more light? If they are too dark, you say to increase it to F16 or so. My simple understanding is this closes the aperture.

I use a Nikon D40, and it has some graphics on the LCD depicting this. Thank-god it does, because I still havn't gotten it in my brain which way to open/close the aperture by just reading the Fstop value.


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Great guide Josh. I have a technical question about it.

You say if the fireworks are too bright, to reduce your F stop, to like 5.6. Doesn't that open the aperture more, letting in more light? If they are too dark, you say to increase it to F16 or so. My simple understanding is this closes the aperture.

I use a Nikon D40, and it has some graphics on the LCD depicting this. Thank-god it does, because I still havn't gotten it in my brain which way to open/close the aperture by just reading the Fstop value.


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LOL You are right I have it backwards on the guide good call I Edited it to the correct information & it is now available during the download.
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Here's another on this one I managed to get the entire reflection because the shells went different direction
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Locally there are fireworks every Friday night in June, ending I think, on this last Friday. I went out about a week ago and here are a few of my captures:









After lookng at a few of the results, I decided that I needed to merge two images together (with dark skies, it is really easy just use the lighten blend mode in PS).



And this one as well:



Fireworks are fun to shoot,

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Locally there are fireworks every Friday night in June, ending I think, on this last Friday. I went out about a week ago and here are a few of my captures:









After lookng at a few of the results, I decided that I needed to merge two images together (with dark skies, it is really easy just use the lighten blend mode in PS).



And this one as well:



Fireworks are fun to shoot,

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Nice Shot's Scott Thanks for sharing
Last night I didn't bring the camera because well we hit a small mishap
the place was jammed packed so we ended up parking alongside the NJ turnpike 3 miles away from the house to see them but caught only a handful of them due to the trees blocking them so that was the best view we managed to get
But we noticed heart shaped shells going up never seen those before. Today for the north east we have severe whether it's been raining so not sure what fireworks if any we will catch tonight. Would like to capture one of these heart shaped ones.
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One from the ClallamBay/Sekiu Fun Days last night.
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Lovely shot
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The tutorial states to shoot in the incandescent WB, but you can shoot in any WB other than Auto, which might come out with varying different colours. I normally shoot in daylight WB. And it didn't say to shoot in RAW which is better for PP
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The tutorial states to shoot in the incandescent WB, but you can shoot in any WB other than Auto, which might come out with varying different colours. I normally shoot in daylight WB. And it didn't say to shoot in RAW which is better for PP
I will add in the raw part, but keep in mind not everyone is familiar at processing raw files. I have tried other white balance settings and yes the colors do differ setting to daylight will produce a softer warmer glow, but it's really a matter of personal preference.

But really if you are shooting in Raw you can always adjust the white balance during post processing.

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