Each year the 4th of July offers photographers an excellent opportunity to capture spectacular fireworks displays. Therefore, it seems fitting to list some resources, such as web articles or YouTube videos that could help improve your skills. So here is a listing of those we consider worthy of your review.
The below list first comprises a few articles on firework photography tips which we follow with some camera-specific articles.
- How to Photograph Fireworks by Todd Vorenkamp, which was updated on 6/26/2023 and is a B&H Photo posting.
- How to Photograph Fireworks – Everything You Need to Know by Nasim Mansurov on 8/20/2019 posted by Photographylife.
- The Ultimate Guide to Photographing Fireworks Like a Pro by Click Magazine on 6/27/2017.
- 5 Tips For Better Fireworks Photos by Alpha Universe on 7/2/2018 where you will learn about the black card technique.
- Photographing Fireworks by Rudy Winston on 6/18/2012 on Canon’s website.
- Shooting Fireworks by Robert Scott on EOS Magazine, which is exclusively for Canon EOS users.
- How to photograph fireworks with a Fuji X Camera by Tom Grill on 7/4/2015 in About Photography.
- Taking Pictures of Fireworks by Lindsay Silverman on 6/30/2023 by Nikon.
- Lesson 15: Photographing a Fireworks Display by Sony is a beginner-level article.
Here are a few videos that are truly informative and worth viewing. Anyone of these videos should provide helpful to your photographic efforts.
- How to photograph fireworks : 10 Essential tips for beginners posted on YouTube on 7/29/2021 by Photo Genius vblogger is the top watched video. This vlogger states that in this tutorial is perfect for the beginners and features settings and demonstrations for Nikon and Canon cameras.
- Photographing Fireworks | Ask David Bergman posted on YouTube on 6/20/2022 by David Bergman on the Adorama channel.
- How to Photograph Fireworks posted 6/27/2016 by Richard Harrington of the popular Photofocus website walks you through gear choices, on location set-up, camera settings and of course shooting techniques.
So happy shooting and hope to see your spectacular photos in our next club meeting.