Photographing Fireworks

Happy Independence Day! Can you believe it’s the unofficial middle of summer already? These warm weather months are just flying by for me. I’m looking forward to taking my family to some social gatherings this weekend, and we’ll be sure to visit a tremendous fireworks display. Lest you forget how to make captivating images of fireworks, allow me to suggest you brush up with a post I published on this very web site just a few years ago. I covered tips for focusing (don’t try to do it after dark, and don’t use autofocus!) as well as tips for providing scale and context by including landscape elements along with the sky. The main thing, though, is that you enjoy your holiday weekend and celebrate our nation, and be sure to stay safe when you try your hand at photographing fireworks.

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