Fun Photo Friday — Picture Perfect Fireworks

It’s that time of year again.  Fireworks.  The day we as a nation celebrate the anniversary of my wedding to Ursula.

Oh, and, yeah . . . there’s that Independence Day celebration thingy going on today as well.

So, want to learn how to take photographs of fireworks?  Something along the lines of this?

Or, perhaps, these?

It’s really quite easy with a tripod and a little planning.  Some of these shots were taken with a Canon G1 X.  Others with a Canon EOS 5D.  For tips on taking shots such as this with a DSLR, a tripod, and a remote shutter release read the following tips I gave way back in 2011:

4th of July Fireworks Part II (and How I Did Them)

On the other hand, if you don’t have all that fancy equipment  (the subject may be different, but the techniques still apply to long-exposure fireworks) then improvise using some of the tips I gave in:

Available Light Photography without a Tripod

Then go out and take some shots such as these:




Filed under Fun Photo Friday, R. Doug Wicker

4 responses to “Fun Photo Friday — Picture Perfect Fireworks

  1. rogparish

    The link to the 4th of July Fireworks (Part II) article is bad; “not found”.

  2. Pretty. I didn’t get to see fireworks this year but I doubt they would have looked this good.