How to Take Pictures of Fireworks: A Tutorial in Anticipation of Fourth of July 2012
A Patch photographer gives advice on capturing the sparkle in the sky.
Capturing fireworks on camera is a challenge that can be mastered easily with the right equipment and settings. Here is a short tutorial to help you capture the rockets' red glare this Fourth of July.
- Camera: Either point-and-shoot or an SLR
- Tripod: To keep the camera steady and prevent motion blur
- Flashlight: To see the camera settings in the dark
- Wireless trigger: Not necessary but it helps to prevent camera shake
Have fireworks photos to share? Upload them to the Barrow Pics & Clips gallery, and check out a list of the Fourth of July celebrations and fireworks displays in and around Barrow.