Hi Everyone,

Welcome back.  This post is on how to shoot fireworks.

It is essentially easy once you have some of the necessary equipment:

  1. Camera
  2. Sturdy Tripod
  3. Cable release not necessary but good if you have one
  4. Mid range to telephoto lenses

Settings:

  1. ISO: 100 or 200
  2. Aperture F/8
  3. Shutter Speed 4 seconds
  4. WB Auto or try Tungsten/Incandescent

That’s about it.  Here’s how to do it:

  1. Get there early to find a good spot to shoot
  2. Set camera to above settings
  3. Once fireworks start, take a test shot, review on LCD screen
  4. 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
  5. 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!