I recently attended a night photography workshop run by the clique photography group which is a subset of the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. The workshop was held at Docklands in Melbourne and was perfectly timed with a fireworks display which was run by the City of Melbourne.
The workshop was fantastic and provided tips and tutorials on how to shoot at night, which basically included;
- The Importance of using a Tripod due to long shutter speeds
- The need to use manual focus, and pre-focus onto the point of interest
- The need for trial and error, but starting at around f11, and 30 seconds and reducing the speed or increasing the aperture as required
This is of course not a complete tutorial, but the workshop was fantastic and I thought i would share some of the fireworks images captured during the night. It was great to be given tips from some of the experts and I very much enjoyed the night!