How to take the best photos of fireworks from up high?
December 30, 2011 10:01 AM Subscribe
I will be seeing in the New Year at the top of a 100 meter tall building in Buenos Aires. I have a Canon SX30 IS, a fairly high-end point and click which has plenty of manual settings. I want to make the most of the viewpoint to take photos of the fireworks that will be going off around the city - what should I know?
posted by jontyjago to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (5 answers total)
I'd like to be able to see the city and the fireworks above it. The camera has a fireworks setting but I'm not sure how this will work for fireworks in the distance rather than right in front of me. I can control the shutter and it allows for up to 15 seconds which could work well if I can place it on a wall or ledge - I have no tripod.
Otherwise what should I know - do I need high ISO or low? I can set exposure from -2 to +2, is higher better? Obviously timing is going to be important but any tips you can offer to improve my chances will be gratefully received.