In view of the new year countdown, and the beautiful firework display, below is a guideline on how to shoot firework.
- Use a tripod
- Be on site early to secure a good spot
- You may use landscape or portrait format. The choice is really yours
- Exposure setting:
For digital compact, use firework mode if there is one
For DSLR: Use B mode if available. Shutter will remain open as long as the shutter release button remain pressed. A good way is to use a black card to cover the lens. When firework goes off, take off the card and put it back on as appropriate.
Set Aperture between 8 to 16.
- Use the lowest ISO available
- Focus - use manual mode.
After a few practice, I hope you get good pictures. Otherwise, fine tune the setting.
eg, if too bright, set apperture to a higher value, etc.