November 5th on the 10th

Tonight is Cheltenham Collages bonfire night/firework display. I am heading up to shoot my two subjects interacting with the other pupils on such an occasion. I have never shot fireworks before so have found a few helpful tips by Darren Rowsen (editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals) titled “How to Photograph Firework Displays“. Even though I am mainly going to focus on the children it will be beneficial for me to know this information. The key points I have noted are:

  • Apertures in the mid to small range tend to work reasonably well and would usually shoot somewhere between f/8 to f/16.
  • Shoot in ‘bulb’ mode, this is a mode that allows you to keep the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter.
  • Shooting at a low ISO is preferable to ensure the cleanest shots possible. Stick to ISO 100 and you should be fine.
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