5 Tips for Stunning Fireworks Photos
Happy 4th of July!
- Location, location, location – Be aware of your composition and consider including an interesting background such as a city skyline, interesting architecture, or reflections.
- Use the right gear – A tripod and cable release are essential for capturing sharp long exposure photos.
- Pre-focus – Focus on the interesting elements in your photo BEFORE the fireworks start, and then switch your camera to manual focus. This will keep your camera from “hunting” for focus before every frame.
- Use “bulb” mode and set your aperture to f/9 – Bulb mode holds your shutter open for as long as you press the shutter button on your camera/cable release. Hold your shutter open long enough to capture the movement as the fireworks fall toward the ground.
- Have fun and experiment with your settings
Have a happy & safe 4th!!
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