Tip-Top Tips for Shooting Fireworks
With the 4th of July fast approaching, you’re probably already searching for the best ways to shoot them ‘werks.
We’ve got you covered here with a few quick ‘n dirty tips and an excellent article covering more depth.
- Prime Location: Scout out the best location for the show in advance – downwind of the fireworks and free of obstructions.
- Manual Focus: Your auto-focus is gonna have a rough time here, so don’t rely on it. Manually set your focus to infinity (or a bit closer for Canons.)
- Low ISO: You’ll want the blacks to remain black, so keep things at or under ISO 100.
- High Aperture: Wide aperture is key with fireworks, since they’re just made of burning embers. Shoot at f/8-f/16.
- Low Shutter Speed: Use bulb mode if you have it. If you’re bulb-less, go for the longest shutter speed you’ve got.
Check out even more tips in this article at Digital Photography School.
Photo by Micah Goff