Happy 4th of July! How to photograph fireworks!

Posted on July 4, 2011


Hi Everyone –

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Now I realize that this post may come a little late considering that some cities already had their fireworks, but I wanted to briefly share an article I read about how to successfully photograph fireworks.  Unless you are fortunate enough to visit frequently or live by Navy Pier or any other venue that regularly shoots them off, then the 4th of July weekend is one of the rare yearly opportunities to exercise these skills.

Digital Photography School recently published an article detailing 10 tips to successfully taking digital photos of fireworks.  Now this article assumes that you are shooting with a digital SLR, so if you are taking your small handheld camera to the fireworks show, just play around and keep some of these general rules in mind (for example – stay still!)

Please read the article HERE and have a safe and happy 4th of July!


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