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How to Capture Great Fireworks Photos [Video]

Visiting a fireworks display this evening? Capture the magic of the fireworks with these handy photography tips.

In the above video Michael, from Michael’s Photography School, details how you can capture better fireworks photos including how to scout a location, important settings like shutter, aperture, and ISO, and tricks for capturing multiple exposures using a black card or piece of velvet.

Have a trick or two up your sleeve to share? Let’s hear about it in the comments.

How to Shoot Fireworks [YouTube]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 07/4/11

Comments (1)

  1. Michael

    “Visiting a fireworks display this evening?” No. In my neck of the woods we tend to have our July 4th celebration on July 4th. Receiving this at 11:27AM on July 5th didn’t do a thing for my previous night’s photography.

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