How to Photograph Fireworks

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How to Photograph Fireworks

So, you’re heading out with the family and need something to do at the local fireworks display. How about taking some memorable photographs?

Don’t keep your shutter open too long. The temptation is to think that because it’s dark that you can leave it open as long as you like. The problem with this is that fireworks are bright and it doesn’t take too much to over expose them, especially if your shutter is open for multiple bursts in the one area of the sky. By all means experiment with multiple burst shots – but most people end up finding that the simpler one burst shots can be best.

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