For the promotion and progression of Light Painting Art and Artist.
For the promotion and progression of Light Painting!
You are here: Home/ How To Shoot Defocused Fireworks Tutorial
How To Shoot Defocused Fireworks Tutorial
This Defocused Firework Photography video is a mix between a photography tutorial and a vlog showing how to shoot defocused fireworks with a DSLR camera. This technique is also known as a focus pull or intentional blurred focus. This was my first time shooting fireworks in this way so it was a learning experience for me too. I am in love with creating these sea anemones type creatures in the sky. Hopefully I can figure out a way to get more consistent results. I am looking forward to the next time I can shoot some fireworks again so I can make a more detailed tutorial.
Tips to keep in mind:
1. Shooting Wider Worked Better, I found it nearly impossible to follow a single firework in the sky to isolate one explosion.
2. Settings that worked best for me were ISO100, F7.1 Starting out of focus then twisting the focus ring to focus during a 1
2 second exposure.
3. Stay upwind from the smoke.
Here are some other example of Defocused Fireworks that I have captured since this tutorial was filmed!