View Full Version : How to photograph fireworks...

07-04-2009, 10:50 AM
Happy 4th of July, everyone!

Our local news website provided this link about photographing fireworks....even if all you have is a little point & shoot camera.


Put it to good use and lets see your fireworks photos.

07-04-2009, 11:04 AM
Thanks for the link. Printed out some of the instructions so I can play around before tonight.

07-04-2009, 11:08 AM
But that means I have to stay awake for the fireworks!!!

07-04-2009, 11:14 AM
That's pretty neat. But don't know if I'll see any. My sons camera has a fireworks mode on it.

07-04-2009, 11:41 AM
Our camera has firework setting on it too. we used it last year and they turned out pretty good.

07-04-2009, 11:46 AM
Thank you so much for the link. Romaine

07-04-2009, 12:22 PM
Thanks for the link. I love the one picture with white fireworks over a pond.

07-04-2009, 02:08 PM
My DD captured some one year and they turned out good.

07-05-2009, 01:12 AM
I have a film camera and was told to turn off my flash. I didn't have fireworks to photo but did take some of my DGS and his sparklers. Hope they turned out.

07-05-2009, 08:46 AM
I really need to learn how to use my SLR. I was reading the part where it said to dial down to the lowest ISO and I have no idea how to even do that.

07-05-2009, 09:33 AM
Used my little Kodak point & shoot & got some really good ones. It has a fireworks setting so just used a tripod to stabilize. Let me resize & I'll post a couple.

07-05-2009, 10:14 AM
You got some really good ones; just too cool. I'm having a hard time picking a favorite but it might be the 3rd one.

I didn't have time to read up on our camera to do this but my DH set it to a nighttime setting. He got just spots of lights; his shutter speed wasn't set right.

I think something happened at our fireworks display. They didn't set off the finale and turned on all the park lights. Everyone left and after about 20 minutes while everyone was in the traffic jam, they set off the finale. Hope no one was too badly hurt.

Again, cool pictures.

07-05-2009, 10:57 AM
Love my little camera - don't have to mess with settings, just pick the right "scene" & shoot. We weren't at the actual venue. We go to my church parking lot & I set up in the vacant field next to it away from most of the street lights. I managed to angle the camera so the one I could see was not in the shot. For the money we spent on it, it does everything I need it to do.