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how to take pictures of Fireworks
It`s December again, and perhaps you are gonna light some fireworks, or maybe take pictures of it. But how do you take pictures of fireworks? Making fireworks pictures is not that hard at all. You will need a tripod and a remote control to take pictures of fireworks Put your camera on "bulb". Some cameras have a seperate bulb setting, other camera require that you put the camera on manual and turn the wheel till it`s on bulb. Then the Iso and aperture to choose, you gave 2 choises: iso 100: and an aperture between F8-F11 or Iso 200 and an aperture between F16-F20. Put your lens on manual and focus there where you expect the fireworks. You best use your liveview to do this. Now press your remote control until you think you captures the fireworks correctly, and then release it. If the fireworks is very bright you might want an exposure between 1-2 seconds, is it less bright you want a shutterspeed bewtween 2 and 4 seconds. You might want to practice this a few times so check your screen how the picture turned out. Now you are ready to mkake some exciting fireworks pictures. When you capture fireworks, it is not a bad idea to capture a part of the landscape as well. You can also try to capture various fireworks in one image by using something dark en put it in front of your lens between

10 tips for better pictures
  • Shoot your pictures in raw. This gives you much more possibillities afterwards.With your pictures in raw you make good pictures better! (not bad pictures good)!
  • Use a tripod when possible. This gives you much sharper pictures. It makes it worth carrying around your heavy tripod!
  • Use a cable release or a remote control when you can. If you don`t have that, try the timer option on your camera. Now you don`t have the movement what pressing your camera button gives.
  • Use your live view when this is possible and focus manually with it. Put your lens on manual focus, zoom in with the liveview and focus with it. This had also the advantage that your mirror doesn`t move.
  • Shoot your pictures in Adobe rgb and not in S-rgb. Adobe has a much larger colorspace what gives you much more options during post-processing. When you`re done post processing, then you convert it back to srgb.
  • Use the lowest iso when this is possible, like iso 100, so you don`t have noise. On the other hand, when you need a faster shutter speed use a higher iso, like when you are photographing moving objects! Think good what you need in what situation.
  • Use the right whitebalans. When you are taking pictures in the evening of buildings, set your camera then to tungsten! I only use "Automatic", "Sunny", "Tungsten" or set my own colour temperature (Kelvin)
  • If you don`t want color casts, use a grey card or something else what you can buy on the market.
  • Before you go somewhere check where the sun is, whats the weather gonna be like, know where and when you can find the animal which you want to take pictures of, etc.
  • Calibrate your lenses. You can do it yourself, or go the a camera store. This way, you know for sure that you don`t have front or back focus!


The pictures on Raym`s Photosite are taken with the following equipment:
  • Camera: Canon 5DMark2 and Canon 7D.
  • Canon 17-40mm L F4 Wideangle lens.
  • Canon 24-105mm L F4 IS USM.
  • Canon 100mm F2.8 Macro lens.
  • Canon 70-200mm F2,8 L USM telelens.
  • Canon 50MM F1.4 (portrait)lens.
  • Canon 2x Extender (type2)
As you can see i primarely use canon lenses. For my telelens pictures i use the Canon L-series only: very good quality. If you would like to know my experience with the lenses that i use, take a look at my equipment page. If you have money to buy camera equipment, invest enough money in your lenses and buy a somewhat cheaper body.
My favorite subject is taking pictures of Nature: Animals, Macrophotography and Landscapes. I also take a lot of hdr pictures, almost all my landscapes are hdr pictures. I also like to experiment with (very) long shutterspeeds (30 seconds or longer!) For more information about the hdr pictures, check that page please, you will find all the information you need there. This site is updated regularly, new Wallpapers and pictures are added frequently. At this moment there are over 500 free Wallpapers and more then 1700 pictures available on the site! You are free to use the wallpapers as background on your computer, for other use first contact me, and respect the copyright. If you wish to contact me, or have a question, you can use the   Mailform  .
Many of my pictures are also available as wallpapers which you can use as background for your computer. This site offers regular wallpapers of 1024x768 pixels, but also widescreen wallpapers of 1200x800 pixels. Obviously i offer many nature wallpapers: animal wallpapers, landscape wallpapers, and various insect wallpapers. There are also wallpapers of Buildings and various hdr wallpapers available. At this moment there are almost 500 various wallpapers available. All are photographed by me and i regularly add new wallpapers. The wallpapers are for personal use on your computer only. For any other use, please contact Raym`s photosite first. There is copyright on all pictures and wallpapers, please respect that!