With the 4th of July just around the corner, here are some quick tips to get the shot:
- First, you must use a tripod. Shooting fireworks will require a longer exposure, so a tripod is a necessary requirement.
- Next, set your aperture to f11, as you want a fair amount of detail due to the distance between you and the fireworks.
- You should set your camera to manual mode.
- Start with a shutter speed of about 3 seconds. Check your display screen after taking a shot. Adjust your shutter speed based on what you see. If it is too bright, increase the time to maybe 3.5 seconds. If you camera has bulb mode, use a remote and then you can adjust the exposure based on your own preference.
Enjoy and have a safe 4th of July weekend.