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How to Photograph Fireworks

A Patch photographer gives advice on capturing the sparkle in the sky.

Capturing fireworks on camera is a challenge that can be mastered easily with the right equipment and settings on your camera.  Here is a short tutorial to help you capture the rockets' red glare this Fourth of July.  

Equipment needed:

  • Camera: Either point-and-shoot or an SLR.
  • Tripod: To keep the camera steady and prevent motion blur.
  • Flashlight:  To see the camera settings in the dark.
  • Wireless Trigger: Not necessary but it helps to prevent camera shake. 

There are plenty of spots to check out fireworks around the area Wednesday night—just and pick one close by.

Have a fireworks photo to share? Upload it to our gallery on Patch!

Dan Reynolds July 04, 2012 at 11:18 PM
http://m.gizmodo.com/5923208/how-to-take-photos-of-fireworks-with-your-phone?utm_source=Gizmodo+Newsletter&utm_campaign=f0879b16f1-UA-142218-3&utm_medium=email More depth, plus good ideas how to shoot with a camera phone..

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