The combination of summer and holidays makes it the perfect place to take pictures of fireworks moment, certainly a show that children and adults alike. Of course, to do, this type of photos is not easy and, in principle, is reserved for photographers with certain knowledge and a good team.
Of course this is not necessarily so. Today almost any camera can get decent pictures of fireworks, even with a mobile. Simply understand some of the possibilities of the device that we will use and a few basic tips that we will thresh below.
Technically, take pictures of fireworks does not have much mystery: it is about making a long exposure; i.e. use a slow shutter speed. For the uninitiated, this may sound like Chinese, but the translation is simple. In photography a simile easy for anyone to understand and is used to take a picture is like filling a bucket of water. If we open, the tap much took little time; if we open it took little more.
Well, in photography, the water is changed by light, faucet by the diaphragm and the time it takes is the shutter speed (or exposure time). Therefore, to take a picture we need a lot of light coming through the diaphragm. This may be more or less open and that determines who need more or less time to achieve the photo.
Usual in photography is that the shutter speed is measured in fractions of a second (1/60 or 1/125 would be very common values) and with that usually sufficient when there is enough light. High speeds (1/250 to 1 / 4,000 or more) are those that involve movement freezing, because the camera makes the photo at such a rapid rate that does not give time to move anything.
Of course, when there is little light it is often necessary to shoot at slow speeds (can be from less than a second to minutes or even hours). This implies that photography is likely to move out, either because they reflect what has movement itself, for which we produce ourselves with camera shake in our hands. For this reason tripods and remote triggers, which are used ensure that there will be movement-spoiling decision (unless this is what precisely sought).
This circumstance is also required photograph of fireworks, because although we may seem a very bright object often occur in very low light environments. In addition, most spectacular fireworks photos are those that do not show only a “flash” (like the one you have placed just above), but that referral a lot of them in a kind of mosaic of light and color.
How to make these kinds of pictures so let’s summarize the main concepts used for any type of user to the computer with:
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If this is your case you probably already be familiar with the basics of photography that we’ve told you in the beginning and how the work triangle aperture, shutter speed and ISO (for the uninitiated, another factor that influences the light needed for a Photo). For you, here are other basic (but essential) tips to make fireworks photos:
If your camera is of the heap (as it were), it is very likely not have access to control options of shooting with everything the previous point will not do any good. Still not despair because you can yes you can do this kind of snapshots using the specific mode of shooting fireworks.
It is quite usual in the compact and serves to make this kind of shots automatically. That is, transparently to the user closes the diaphragm device adjusts the ISO to a minimum and makes a long exposure. Of course to do it all automatically lose the power to modify the parameters so that the result will be quite random and nothing controllable.
By the way, you also have to know that the fireworks mode is not the same as the photo mode night they usually have many cameras. The latter is intended for long exposures but with a more or less constant light. If hired to photograph fireworks, because the light is changing, it is possible that the camera exposure ends when the first flash is finished.
Although it may seem that the chances are reduced, on the contrary take pictures of fireworks with mobile may be more feasible than using a simple compact since there are two possibilities here. The first is the same as we have told, use the specific mode of shooting fireworks including mobile (which can be called in different ways depending on the manufacturer). The second is to use apps that allow us the manual trigger control to apply all the advice I have been explaining over long and other exposures.
Although most specific applications are dedicated to photo retouching photos later, there are options to control shots manually. Thanks to them we have in our hand to choose the ISO and shutter speed, no longer the diaphragm because the phones do not have a diaphragm that opens and closes as the cameras.
Furthermore, remember that a shot freehand may serve in some cases, but still highly recommended immobilize the terminal somehow either with a stick selfie strategically subject to something or tripod type Gorilla Pro or similar.
So no, if you want to be prepared for the holidays to get caught go about looking for ways to stabilize the camera (or mobile) that you are going to use. Also, if you have a good camera but little idea you get to cram a bit and get ready for practice.
If you have a compact will have to do some research to see if it gives you manual control mode or have fireworks. More or less the same as if you are using your mobile: look to see what possibilities are yours and if they are limited thinks settle an app that allows you. You get lucky (which probably going to need) and do not forget to enjoy the show.