July 1, 2011

Capture the Bang

In the U.S. this weekend is full of picnics, parades, and fireworks.
Don't be afraid to capture the Fireworks!
Here are a few tips-

  1. Use a tripod. Bring a flashlight. Because it’s dark, you’ll need longer exposures, using a tripod will avoid blurry photos. The flashlight will help you adjust your camera settings in the dark.
  2. Set your camera on either Fireworks mode or Manual mode. In Fireworks mode, the camera will take care of the settings. In Manual mode, set your camera to ISO 200, aperture f/8, and shutter speed between 5 and 15 seconds. Take a look at the first few shots to see how they are turning out and adjust accordingly.
  3. Include a landmark in the photo. As the fireworks explode, they will light up a statue, stadium, park, lake, or whatever the surrounding area includes.
We can't wait to see them!

For more SLR Tips, visit our friend Kayla @ DigiScrap 101

Shutter Speed: 2.0 seconds
Aperture: F/6.3
ISO 400
Zoom: 24mm
Mode: Shutter Priority

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