We are celebrating Diwali in India. It's a festival of lights, gifts, sweets and happiness. Some people say it's Indian Halloween :) According to the myth the holy glow of the lamps keep the demons away!
All the houses will be decorated with colorful lamps and candles at night. People will do puja while kids will play with fire works. Everyone will get gifts from the guests and one of the most favorite things about diwali is food!
People will visit friends and relatives places with dry fruits, boxes of sweets and also homemade desserts.
Few tips to shoot food, lights and fireworks at night:
> For fireworks use a tripod
> Keep the ISO as low, preferable 100-200, if you do not have a tripod a steady surface will help too. ex: Wall,Parked Car
> Disable flash as it might not add to the overall scene.
> Aperture f/8 to f/16 is best suitable.
> Focus one time to any bright object beyond 20 feet and push lens to Manual mode.
> For circular bokeh of tiny lights use maximum aperture (best would be f/1.8 - f/2.8)and manual focus
> For food, if you do not have strobes and ambience light is not enough do not forget to use a tripod :) Proper focus and an aperture of 7.1 or 8 should be good to make it tempting
Wishing all of you a Very Happy and Blissful Diwali! :) Today if you meet any Indian tell them 'Happy Diwali'! :) :)