How to Photograph Fireworks!
4th of July is tomorrow, are you ready? You might want to read some of these tutorials before the big day, not after. Make sure your camera bag is packed and your SD card is empty because you will end up taking a lot of pictures. That is one of the beautiful things about digital you can just keep going and going, keep taking pictures til you get it right!
My biggest tip would be…. make sure you set your camera up before you’re sitting in the dark, set your camera to manual, turn off your flash and most importantly focus your camera to infinity so you don’t have to try to figure out which way to turn your lens to focus on a dark sky.
First up is from Digital-Photography-School. 10 great tips that will get you started on your way to some amazing fireworks shots!
Light Stalking always has some good tips, and this post is no different by Jay. Take moment to see his thoughts on to photograph the event!
This is actually a very informative video. Goes into great detail about equipment and settings for your camera. Plus he talks about the grand finale when you have lots of fireworks going on at once. This can cause some over exposure so he says to start stopping down to avoid this, good tip!