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Digital Fireworks Photography
Help and Tips

Shoot spectacular fireworks photos with your digital camera. Digital photography insights when dealing with low-light situations.


#1: Equipment Preparation Before the Shoot
Make sure your digital camera and accessories are ready to take plenty of great fireworks photos.

#2: Keep the Shutter Held Down
Remove 'camera shake' by not releasing the shutter button too early.

#3: Use Double Exposure For Impressive Photos
Use double exposure tricks to take even more incredible fireworks photos with your digital camera.

#4: Focus to Infinity
Keep everything in focus when taking fireworks photos.

#5: Use a Tripod
A tripod can make your fireworks photos crisper and more pleasing to the eye.

#6: Make Sure Tripods Are Allowed
Before bringing a tripod to shoot digital fireworks photos, make sure it is ok to do so. Or, find someplace away from the crowds to take your photos.

#7: Find a Good Vantage Point
A good location can make all the difference when taking fireworks photos with your digital camera.

#8: Flash Won't Help
Flash will not help your fireworks photography.

#9: Increase ISO Slightly
Increased ISO sensitivity may allow shorter exposure times.

#10: Capture a Landmark
A landmark can fill the void of the night sky in your photo.

#11: Consider Tilting Your Camera
Add variety to your fireworks photos by tilting your digital camera.

#12: Exposure Time
Shutter speed recommendations for digital fireworks photos.

See Also:

Digital Night Photography

Take incredible digital photos at dusk and at nighttime. Night photography tips to capture the big cities at their most illuminating time.

Digital Photography

General digital photography advice and techniques. What subjects to shoot, how to steady your camera, and getting the most out of your digital camera's features.

Digital Urban and Cityscape Photography

Take digital photos capturing the essence of the 'big city'. Composition, lighting and exposure settings, photo subject ideas, and more.

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