Fireworks Photography Tip

on Monday, 04 July 2011.

4th of July Fireworks Photography Recipe!

Fireworks Photography Tip

The 4th of July Fireworks show!! One of the most photographed (attempted) events and Holidays of the year!

The Fireworks Show is an exciting, dramatic, beautiful photo opportunity, but it can be very frustrating for some to try to "Capture the Moment" in an artistic way.

Her are some quick and easy tips on how to photograph and capture the 4th of July Fireworks Show!

What you will need

Camera (SLR or DSLR or Point & Shoot) and a tripod.

How to tips

Set camera on Manual Mode, Some Point and Shoot's have a Fireworks mode so try it and if you can manually select the settings on your camera go for it!

-Set your camera if you can on Manual Mode. Some Point & Shoot cameras have a Fireworks Mode, so try it and if you can if you can manually select the settings on your camera go for it!

-Select a low ISO of 100 or 200.

-Select a large or small aperture because just about any aperture size will work fine.

-Select a meter mode. Canon users select center-weighted-average, everyone else select matrix to measure the light for the entire scene.

-Select a slow shutter speed! For different effects you can select 1/2 of a second all the way to 30 seconds.

-You can use your self timer or a remote for firing yur camera without bumping it for clearer images.

-Turn off your vibration/image stablization on your lens and shoot wide angle!

-Some people will use manual focus and if not then focus your camera prior to shooting your first shot with your slow shutter or timer.

Very exciting!! Have fun shooting and have a safe and wonderful 4th of July! Go out and "Shoot Like a Pro"!

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Comments (1)

  • Stephanie Adriana

    Stephanie Adriana

    04 July 2011 at 18:38 |
    Special Thanks to Tera Murphy Asboe for the INCREDIBLE Image!
    The Portland Oregon Rose Festival 2009
    Nikon D60
    ISO 100
    APERTURE 5.0
    SHUTTER SPEED 4.8 Seconds
    Way to go Tera!

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