Wednesday, September 05, 2012
8th day of our challenge; oh my kit lens
so i took my 18-55mm (kit lens) with me to a fireworks display. but before anything i review my notes and research again about how to photograph a fireworks.
one thing that you should remember if you are shooting a fireworks is;
1. you need a lens that can take a wide shot. the thing is you don't need a fast lens only a lens that can give you enough space to actually make the fireworks fit in your frame.
2. lowest possible ISO (mostly around 100).
3. a long shutter speed to capture the light's movements. but i find bulb mode very convenient because you can control when to close shutter.
4. something that could make your camera steady just reduce camera shake. a tripod would be a good choice.
5. a remote control to prevent camera shake. remember you are using a long shutter speed here and even a tiny shake can ruin a shot.
6. enjoy yourself
out of the six i only got 5... i forgot to bring a tripod again but i use my backpack as a replacement of a tripod. well as long as it will prevent shake then it's good to go.
it's really a fun day i have a chance to spend some time with my sisters. i did miss them a lot but hey they bond with me for a little while. and we share a finale with a bang (fireworks bang).