Happy Independence Day! Most of us in the US will take photos of fireworks tomorrow so that we can share them on Facebook after. Of course you want your firework pictures to look great to reflect the joy of the celebration. Here are some simple tips for photographing fireworks with a point-and-shoot camera.
– Choose your location strategically: you don’t want any view-spoilers such as people’s heads, tree branches or wires.
– Keep in mind that if the smoke from the firework will blow towards you, the fireworks will be obscured.
– Avoid locations where street lights, the moon or any other source of light will shine on your camera lens. The light creates flare.
– Turn the flash off.
– Set your camera to the mode called Fireworks. If you don’t have it, use the Night Landscape or Mountain icons, or a Landscape scene mode.
– When taking pictures of fireworks, listen for the sound of shells going up, and press the shutter release just before they burst.
That’s all. Happy photoshooting!