Welcome back. This post is on how to shoot fireworks.
It is essentially easy once you have some of the necessary equipment:
- Sturdy Tripod
- Cable release not necessary but good if you have one
- Mid range to telephoto lenses
- ISO: 100 or 200
- Aperture F/8
- Shutter Speed 4 seconds
- WB Auto or try Tungsten/Incandescent
That’s about it. Here’s how to do it:
- Get there early to find a good spot to shoot
- Set camera to above settings
- Once fireworks start, take a test shot, review on LCD screen
- If the shot looks good, keep shooting; if not, adjust shutter speed as an Aperture of f/8 will give you plenty of sharpness in the image from front to back
- Try shooting with a telephoto lens to isolate the firework from the background
Hint: Shoot early and fast so the smoke from the explosions doesn’t cloud your shots.
That’s it. Go out and give it a try and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the results!