How the heck do you do that??!!

posted on 1st of july, 2011

Ok, newbie, right here, question:
I'm hoping to get some shots of fireworks (obviously) this weekend. I've taken photos of fireworks before and they were ok. These have to be superb as I want to try to upload to DT. I have a Nikon D5000. Where do I start, people? What's the key? Help!
Please and Thank you! :)

Comments (12)

Posted by Taylorgracephotography on July 03, 2011
UUUUGGGHHH!!!!!! Rain has cancelled my plans! I was so ready to try all of these techniques! :-(
Posted by Taylorgracephotography on July 02, 2011
amazing photos, Richard! Thanks for the info guys!! :)
Posted by Lowthian on July 02, 2011
Here's my fireworks gallery. I've explained how I take them at the beginning of the gallery, complete with camera settings. Good Luck.
Posted by Mariaam on July 02, 2011
I´m curious to see your results...Good luck and have fun!
Posted by Davidwatmough on July 02, 2011
Very nice portfolio.... really lovely images. David.
Posted by Bradcalkins on July 02, 2011
Try this from today: Photographing fireworks on Creative Live
Posted by Taylorgracephotography on July 01, 2011
aaahhhhh, gotcha, now! Thanks so much!!
Posted by Digikhmer on July 01, 2011
I read somewhere that you can use the "bulb" function of your camera as wrote "Tan510jomast". You put a black paper in front the lens then press once only on the remote control and keep pressed. When there are the "bom bom", your can remove the paper and put back when there is nothing... and so on. When you think that you can over expose, release the button...to finalize the picture et voilà! I will experiment it four times this august on the beach during the fireworks competition at Scheveningen, The Hague, Netherlands. Of course tripod as well ;) Good luck
Posted by Taylorgracephotography on July 01, 2011
great photos too, guys! Hope mine goes well amidst wrangling children and fighting mosquitoes haha!
Posted by Taylorgracephotography on July 01, 2011
Awesome! Thank you guys!! Very helpful! Hope I get some goodies this weekend! :)
Posted by Homydesign on July 01, 2011
I strongly recomend you to read my post, by now you've just missed the first part!
Posted by BCritchley on July 01, 2011
I wrote a small blog article on how I did this for the first time last year here:
Fireworks Virgin

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