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SM Mall of Asia Fireworks: MOA PyroMusical Competition Schedule 2013
Just to post the 2013 schedule of MOA PyroMusical Competition (fireworks display competition at SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City). Do also take note of Tutubi's tips
on the event, venue, parking and how to take fireworks pictures at the bottom of the post.
Photo of silhouette cameraman who obstructed Tutubi's camera view during the 2nd PyroMusical Competition (then called Pyro Olympics) at SM Mall of Asia. The best place to take pictures of the even is on the rocks before the seawall where you can use a tripod with remote control
MOA PyroMusical Competition 2013 Schedule:
Japan (Tamaya Kitahara) & Finland (Oy Pyroman Finland Ltd.)
1. get there early to reserve the best view in front of the crowd and also take pictures of the fireworks as if coming from the Manila Bay and not from the fireworks barges.
2. Park nearest the street or outside of MOA since it takes an awful lot of time to get out after the event finishes (reason why Tutubi never went back there)
3. How to take Fireworks pictures: Use a sturdy tripod and camera remote control and lots of patience. set camera to 5 or 10 seconds depending on your style, ISO 100 and aperture to around 5.6 but best to find the best settings beforehand on trial shots
to get what you prefer to be seen or get.
4. to avoid huge crowds, you can also book for a romantic dinner at a restaurant near SM MOA where you can view the fireworks display synchronized with music.