Taking photographs of fireworks can be a little tricky but once you get to know how to set up your DSLR camera properly, it should be a smooth ride for the rest of the night. If you don’t have a DSLR camera, sometimes your digital camera might have a fireworks setting which also works.
The settings listed below are my recommended settings, if you have other tips or other ideas on what settings to use, feel free to post your tips in the comments.
Recommended Settings for your DSLR Camera. (Settings can vary depending on your situation)
Shutter Speed: 5 Seconds (Can also set to “Bulb” if using a shutter release cable)
*Make sure your using a tripod. Any vibrations could cause a blurry photo.
*Make sure your camera is on manual focus. You could focus your camera on something far away and visible to make sure you don’t turn out with blurry firework photos.
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