I haven;t tried this method of shooting FW(fireworks). I want to know you opinion about this method. Using F16...... First is I'll set my shutter speed at 1 sec. Then set my multiple exposure to 3 frames. This means that I can capture three burst in one frame in 1 sec duration for each burst.Now all I have to do is keep the cable release in my hand and wait for the right moments. Is it possible to ajust the film speed to avoid over exposure? Im using ISO 400 shall I push it to Iso 1000? Ofcourse the best thing to find out is to try this experiment,but I still want to know you opinion guys.
I'd say: Increase your exposure from 1 second to 5-10 seconds for more interesting effects... Caputring movement is key... You could also use fill flash to light an interesting object in the foreground for reference.
To capture more than one series of fireworks in a frame, use a black board made out of cardboard or black cloth. Just lock the exposure open and between explosions, put the black board in front of the lens. When you hear the sound of the mortar blasting off the firework, remove the board. Doug
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My favorite method for shooting fireworks is to set the camera on bulb, open the shutter when I hear the mortar firing and close it at the end of the burst. That way you can get the whole burst without having to guess when the shell will explode. F16 with ISO 400 film is a good place to start for exposure, but I always bracket to take into account varying levels of ambient light. The trick is to avoid overexposure and therefore wiping out the color saturation of the fireworks.