4th of July Guide: How to Photograph Fireworks

A contributing Patch photographer gives advice on capturing the sparkle in the sky on the Fourth of July.


Capturing photos of fireworks takes the right equipment and settings on your camera. Click through the photos above to read a short tutorial to help you capture the rockets' red glare on the Fourth of July.  

Equipment needed:

  • Camera: Either a point-and-shoot or a SLR (single lens reflex).
  • Tripod: To keep the camera steady and prevent motion blur.
  • Flashlight: To see the camera settings in the dark.
  • Wireless Trigger or cable release: Not vital, but it helps prevent camera shake if you have one.

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