How do you shoot fire eaters

Started Oct 23, 2016 | Discussions thread
Brian Wadie
Brian Wadie Veteran Member • Posts: 9,304
Re: How do you shoot fire eaters

Trevor Carpenter wrote:

just in case I ever get another opportunity

it is night time out of doors and dark

ISO3200 and 1/30 sec f3.7 wide open reflects that.

Suddenly the whole area is illuminated and the required settings are somewhere at the other end of the scale.

Do you just go manual and assume daylight. You don't get any prolonged fire to practice on.

have you tried spot exposure metering Trevor?

That is what I used when shooting a project on getting images of striking matches bursting into flame, seemed the best option. If you have time you can then transfer the settings to manual exposure for future shots in the sequence (but no good if it is truly a one off situation)

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