What shutter speed should I use for fireworks?

What shutter speed should I use for fireworks?

CAMERA SETTINGS As noted, we’re going to be using a very slow shutter speed. 2.5-4 seconds is a pretty good starting point, although I prefer something longer like 6-8 seconds or more. Remember, if the shutter speed is too fast you won’t get any of those long light trails that make fireworks photos so dramatic.

How do you photograph fireworks like a pro?

You will want to set a narrow aperture somewhere between f/8 and f/16 to keep elements in both the foreground and the background in sharp focus. Determining just how slow your shutter speed should be can require a bit of trial and error. But an attentive eye at the start of the fireworks show can help.

How do you do long exposure photography?

Turn the camera’s mode dial to Manual or Bulb shooting mode and use a slow shutter speed (5-30 seconds) for a longer exposure. The longer the exposure, the mistier the water appears. Use your camera’s self-timer or a cable release to take the photo with absolutely no blurring.

What are the best camera settings for night photography?

While the exact settings will change from picture to picture, the ideal settings for night photography is a high ISO (typically starting at 1600), an open aperture (such as f/2.8 or f/4) and the longest possible shutter speed as calculated with the 500 or 300 rule.

How do you shoot long exposure fireworks?

Fireworks Photography Tips

  1. Use a tripod.
  2. Use a cable release or wireless remote to trigger the shutter if you have one.
  3. Turn on Long Exposure Noise Reduction.
  4. Shoot the highest quality file you can.
  5. Set the camera to a low ISO, such as 200.
  6. A good starting point for aperture is f/11.

What is the best setting for long exposure?

Set the Exposure Make sure your camera is set to manual mode, or aperture priority mode. Then, set the aperture to the right value for the composition. For example, if you’re shooting a long exposure landscape, use an aperture setting between f/8 and f/11.

What aperture should I use for long exposure?

Use a small aperture of f/16 or smaller for a greater depth of field, making most of the image in focus. The longer the exposure, the more lines will appear and the longer they will look.