White and Red

© Jim Miotke

White and Red

Uploaded: March 30, 2002


Fireworks on the Fourth of July.


July 31, 2002

Great shot. What was your settings for this shot? #7047

Jim Miotke My Courses August 01, 2002

Hi Robert,

Thanks very much. For this shot, I set my camera securely on a tripod and set the shutter speed to bulb position. Then I simply opened up the shutter just as the first blasts were happening, and kept it open until they stopped. It was likely about 10-15 seconds at f8 or f11. I shot with Kodak E100VS and a Canon Elan and then scanned the image with a Nikon LS4000.

If you have not seen them yet, you might enjoy reading my Top Tips on Shooting Fireworks.

Thanks again for the compliment. #10427

August 09, 2002

How would you take a picture like this on a digital camera? #11094

Jim Miotke My Courses August 09, 2002

Hi Sheldon,

Well, the real question is whether or not you have control over the shutter speed. If you do, you can make such a photo - whether you are shooting digitally or not.

Most digital cameras do not allow you to control shutter speed. Check it out and look especially for a "B" or Bulb setting. This will let you open up the shutter for as long as you need. #11098

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