The 4th of July happens to be one of my favorite holidays to take photos. I love playing with my camera and capturing all the color and lights the fill the night.
It’s been a little more difficult to do lately with the kids as the sounds still frighten them. Plus mommy loves cuddling and enjoying the moments while they’re still young.
I did manage to capture some photos when the adult kids, aka the Aunts and Uncles, took to the streets to play with our own fireworks. The kids went to bed while we had our fun. LOL
My Tips to Photograph Fireworks:
- Low ISO. I had mine set at 200
- Small aperture. I shot mine at f16
- Slow shutter speed. Mine ranged from 1.6 seconds up to 4 seconds
- Tripod tripod tripod.
I shot with my 70-200mm camera to zoom in and eliminate any distractions to the photo like street lights or garage lights. I set-up my tripod and camera on the sidewalk while shooting the family as they played in the street. For some added fun, we did a little light painting with the sparklers. Using a slow shutter speed, I let the girls “dance” with their sparklers as my camera captured the movement.
Lots of fun to be had with all that wonderful light!
Julie DenOuden (@jmdenouden) says
I am pinning this so I remember it for next year because my fireworks pictures were terrible this year!
Maryrose S says
This was my first time doing it and it was really easy! I hope to try it on the fireworks in the sky next year. 🙂