3 Quick Tips for Better Firework Photos

It’s the day before my birthday and GET THIS…

All across the US they’re putting on firework shows to celebrate with me!

Okay, I’m an adult now and know that’s not true anymore, but as a kid it was pretty cool staying up late to watch the sky light up and feeling like my birthday was starting early!

If you like to snap photos of your 4th of July celebrations all day + into the night when the light show starts, I have three tips that will help you get better photos of the fireworks.

1/ Shoot most of your shots at the beginning of the show to avoid all the smoke that will start to follow. It can get pretty hazy once the show really gets going and it takes away from the WOW! factor in your shots.

2/ Use a tripod or set your camera on a stable surface instead of hand-holding. This allows for two things…You can set a lower ISO {around 200} which will reduce the noise, or grain, in your photo and you reduce the shake we all get when holding our cameras. If you have a remote for your camera EVEN BETTER. If you’re able to use a slower shutter speed {between 2-4 seconds} that helps give you a longer exposure + lets in more light.

3/ Leave room in your frame to capture the blooms of the exploding fireworks. This may take a few attempts to get it so be sure to check the back of your screen instead of clicking away for 5 minutes only to find you chopped off the best part in your photo.

I hope you’ll snap all your family + friend fun on the 4th. The photos memory of the fireworks are great, but having the moments with the ones who make us smile…PRICELESS!

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If you’re an upcoming Senior or Senior Mama, I’ve got more tips coming your way in my Senior PDF. We can tailor your senior story day to fit your best self… before you head off to live YOUR BEST LIFE!

🇺🇸Cheers and a lotta Sparkles for your Independence Day!🇺🇸


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