Photographing the Show

The Camera Settings You Need to Know

The real fun starts when you are actually out there photographing the fireworks. Since the actual fireworks show doesn’t last that long—and there are no reshoots—preparation is key. I break the shooting down into three distinct parts: before the show, during the show, and the end of the show. Most of the work takes place before the show to ensure that the photography during the show goes smoothly. The finale at the end of the show is the most difficult part to photograph because there are more fireworks in less time, making the exposures more difficult.


Before the Show

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