Learning how to photograph fireworks isn’t as hard as it seems! With a few quick tips you can create fun sparkler and firework pictures.
Whether you want learn how to photograph fireworks or even learn how to take sparkler pictures (which are super fun if you learn how to write with sparklers and photograph that!)
Slow Shutter Speed Here is the tricky part. You want to keep your shutter speed open a bit longer than you probably normally do. You might have to take a few trial and error shots before you really nail it! Remember the longer you leave it open like 3-4 seconds you will get the milky streamy light streaks. If you go for a quicker shutter speed like 1 second or less you will get a crisper feel to your light streaks!
Tripod or anything stable you can set your camera on. Such as a fence, a bag, a truck/car hood. You will not be able to hold your camera and get crisp pictures!
Capture Surroundings If it all possible capture some of the surroundings, such as, sky line, buildings, silhouettes it gives your fireworks some depth and comparison, really makes your firework pictures stand out!
Worse Case Scenario whip out your phone and use the burst feature by holding down the “shutter” button and let it just burst picture after picture, you’ll get some great shots that way too!
Be sure to hop over and read 7 Tips To Get Amazing Firework Pictures