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Shooting fireworks as a background like shooting flash?

sbcampbesbcampbe Member
edited July 2014 in home
I live near Disney World so I had the opportunity to shoot fireworks at the Magic Kingdom. I discovered that, if I wanted to shoot the fireworks as a backdrop to some other feature (Mickey Statue or Cinderella Castle), that I needed to treat the fireworks just like a flash whose power I couldn't control. I set my aperture for f16 which gave a beautiful star burst in situations where the sky wasn't loaded with bursts (not the finale), set my ISO at 100, and set my shutter speed to control ambient exposure of my foreground subject (statue or castle). 10-20 seconds usually worked.

I guess I just found it interesting to think about fireworks like flash.
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