Photographing fireworks is EASY!
In this video I go through my favorite method to take firework photos.
Instead of using the traditional “Bulb mode” technique, I rather go for taking identical, shorter exposures, and stack later in post (if needed).
Check out my video, where I break down the process from camera settings to editing in Lightroom / Photoshop.
And don’t forget to download the checklist! 🙂
There are a lot of things that you have to pay attention when setting up the camera. So I’ve put together a FREE checklist PDF, that can help you to pick the best settings. ↓ Download my Fireworks Photography checklist here ↓
Fireworks photos of Budapest I took with this method
Secret to loooong lighttrails on night photos – the method I describe here is essentially the same as in the video
How to focus manually for tack sharp photos (even at night) – my video on Youtube
I have posted a comment on your YouTube clip on shooting fireworks. Your tips are the BEST! So if you are in Sydney, given advanced notice, I will try and persuade my wife to let you shoot from her McMahons Point apartment, to show my gratitude. It has one of best views of Sydney harbour, with Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House in close proximity. The building and council regulations restrict the number of people allowed there during New Year Eve.