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PartsGuy
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I have permission to shoot our city fireworks on the 4th. I've picked a location that is open and relatively close to where they'll shot off and plan to shoot from about 400 AGL. I've never done fireworks before and wondered if anyone had advice on camera settings.
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jbj220
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I used 6 different exposures one exposure at the "blue hour" for the base image, then shot each of the different 5 fireworks bursts at 3 seconds each, then put the bursts on 5 different layers in photoshop.  fireworks image
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RicardoGray
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I am wanting to try this too, and have read a lot about the best settings and it seems there are many opinions for sure. Some say leave everything in auto, but the majority it seems prefer to lock your ISO anywhere from 100-400 and increase your shutter speed up to 3-seconds.....this is for stills. For video is seems suggested to turn your white balance to "daylight" mode. I'm going to try these settings myself, but not for a day of two. I just thought I would offer up what I have read. Hopefully somebody else will respond to your post that actually has some experience shooting fireworks. There are a lot of people that share the photos they take but don't give the settings they have used.
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jbj220
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My settings were: 8 second exposure at iso100 for the base image, 3seconds at iso100 for bursts.  Blend together in photoshop.  not much else to it.  its not really that hard...
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jbj220 Posted at 2017-6-30 10:26
My settings were: 8 second exposure at iso100 for the base image, 3seconds at iso100 for bursts.  Blend together in photoshop.  not much else to it.  its not really that hard...

Thanks, that is kind of what I was thinking myself, except for that long of exposure. I was thinking around 3-4 seconds. I'll give several options a couple tries and let you know how I make out. I appreciate it!
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PartsGuy
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I appreciate the comments. Is there anyone who has done video of fireworks and can give some advice on it?
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jbj220 Posted at 2017-6-30 04:16
I used 6 different exposures one exposure at the "blue hour" for the base image, then shot each of the different 5 fireworks bursts at 3 seconds each, then put the bursts on 5 different layers in photoshop.  fireworks image

Very very nice!
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