Fireworks Tutorial

Happy 4th of July! If you are planning on taking
in some fireworks this year to ring in the 4th, here are some easy
tips on how to take great looking shots.

 Point-and-Shoot Cameras:

  • Turn off the flash of your
    camera. (Flash is a lightning bolt looking icon.)
  • Use a tripod – It will eliminate camera shake which causes your photos to
    be blurry.
  • Change your camera to Night
    Mode. Refer to your camera’s manual on how to navigate to this mode.
  • Low ISO (80-100) – You
    don’t need a high ISO because the fireworks won’t stand out in the photo
    like you want them to with a high ISO and you don’t want a grainy looking
    photo.
  • Don't press the shutter as
    soon as the fireworks explode. Instead wait for the trails to appear and
    take your shot. Play around with timing to get a shot that you like.

  
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SLR Cameras:

  • Use a tripod
  • For best results use a remote
    release, it will reduce camera shake.
  • Switch to bulb mode and
    the shutter will remain open as long as you hold the shutter down. 
  • Shutter: Slow shutter to around
    3 seconds.
  • Aperture: A small aperture
    F8 will make the firework trails thin and dark, whereas a larger aperture
    such as 2.8 will make them thicker and lighter. Experiment with your
    aperture setting to see what you like best.
  • Low ISO (80-100), you
    don’t need a high ISO because the fireworks won’t pop in the photo like
    you want them to with a high ISO and you don’t want a grainy looking
    photo.

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Check out our Fireworks category and enter your photos in
our 4th of July Contest!

2 thoughts on “Fireworks Tutorial

  1. Yeah,the beautiful depends not on the time when taking it,but also depends on the method on how to modify it,and from the article I learn more about the tools in Fireworks,thank you very much for supporting so valuable article,I hope you can support more for us.

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