The fam-dam and I enjoyed some waterfront fireworks last night... I brought my camera.
I have no clue how to properly photograph fireworks except to guess that a longer exposure (1 second or more) is probably a good idea. Also - it's pitch black outside so a high ISO should also be a part of the equation.
I started with a 3200 ISO... and dialed in a 1 second shutter speed.
That left me with adjusting my exposure to aperture of f/4.5 for "correct top-dead-centeredness."
That't a technical term... ya may wanna write that down. :) Tee hee.
I fiddled a little with the aperture and corresponding shutter a bit as I snapped - but basically stayed around this range. I left my ISO at 3200 the whole time.
Oh yeah - and I thought I was all clever and brought my tripod along - but I forgot the dang doo-hickey that screws into the bottom of my camera so I had to hold these pretty still.
Again - it's al soooo technical. Doo-hickeys and whatnot. Sheesh. ;)
I try holding my breath to keep my hands and body from shaking during the long exposure - but I don't think that matters much. I just end up solidifying the assumption among those around me that I'm just one big random idiot. Carting around gear that I clearly don't have the skill for.
So here's what I got...
All are SOOC (straight out of camera... I don't feel like doing any extra editing on a holiday!)
The one thing I was struck most by - the colors! When a red one would go off - the whole frame would glow red... and then orange, then purple and so on. That was cool for me to see the thumbnails all look so different when I downloaded them to the computer.
And the reflection on the water on some of them was pretty dope too.
Can't say much about the quality of these. I'm sure my iPhone woulda done just as good. :)
Hope you are all having a wonderful 4th of JULY!!!