Every summer the Celebration of Light has fireworks displays at the end of July and early August. This year the UK opens the festival on Saturday July 27, 2013. For this event, we'll be shooting from Kits beach. This will provide an opportunity to get the mountains or city in the background.
Along with your camera, a tripod or monopod will be needed to stabilize your camera. A remote shutter will be of a great assistance when timing the shots. It will allow you to shoot in bulb mode and have better control of timing your shots.
Also bring something to sit on (blanket, stool, chair, etc) given we'll be there for a significant period of time.
Golden Hour: 7:46pm
We'll meet at the Starbucks at Yew and Cornwall at 7:00pm - meet on the Yew St entrance. From there we'll head to Hadden Park to capture the fireworks. This is the festival map and a link to FAQ on the Honda Celebration of Light for more information.
The function of the group is to learn and practice the techniques of photography. This involves learning photography not only from your guides but also by sharing knowledge with your group-mates. The intention is also to organize and get to know new people. The attendant size of the meets will be small so participants can have the opportunity to get to know all their group-mates and spend time with a guide. If you select to attend a meet and then cannot make it, please be courteous to others in the group and change your RSVP status as soon as possible to allow others who might be on the waiting list the chance to participate.
Please feel comfortable in posting your photographs and advising others; critical appraisal is helpful. What will also be appreciated are ratings and, especially, comments to individual meets and the group dynamic as a whole. This is important because it will ultimately add value to our meetings and improve our experience.
Photographic Ideas & Tips
Resources on how to photograph fireworks.
-ISO: the lower your ISO to cleaner the photograph. Shooting around 100 will allow you to capture more information (especially if shooting in RAW).
-Aperture: fainter bursts use f/3.4-f/4.5 and brighter bursts use f/5.6-f/8 and for the finale when everything is going off (and bright) between f/16-f/18 is recommended.
Courtesy of Inside Vancouver