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It is considerably hard to get a good picture of exploding fireworks. You have been having a blast bursting crackers, now its going to be even more of a memorable experience trying to get a perfect picture of exploding rockets. Digital photography is at its peak now, and virtually anything can be replicated on a photographic plate whether it is small sparklers that youre taking a picture of or huge Christmas crackers that explode in the sky.
Use of technological advancements
The biggest advantage in taking pictures of fireworks using a digital camera is the fact that you can see how it has come out. Previously with SLR cameras, nobody knew how the picture was going to turn out until you get the negatives developed. Its a challenge getting the right exposure and the focus the first few times. Too close, and the picture might be too bright; too far and the picture might not have enough depth.
Technology has given us better tools now and can be used to take pictures of these amazing fireworks, irrespective of whether they are indoor fireworks or outdoor fireworks.
Know your camera
First of all, it is important to learn to use the different settings in your camera. Fireworks can be too bright and if the right amount of brightness and exposure are not selected, all you see in pictures is just white light. Reading the manual can be a good way of getting accustomed to the camera. While taking pictures of roman candles is relatively easy, it is almost impossible to click a good non-shaky picture of wedding fireworks because it happens too fast getting your tripod will ensure that the camera wont shake during the picture. It would be better still if you have a shutter cord because small movements while pressing the shutter can also be avoided.
The autofocus options may not always be perfect and for the same reason most photographers always go in for the manual focus. Its the same case with manual exposure too because you would want to get the right amount of brightness in your pictures. Since the Fireworks are already going to be bright, it is best to turn off the flash to avoid pictures that are too bright.
You can have more fun with these cheap fireworks photographing them and gaping at their wondrous beauty and the different patterns they make in the sky, taking pride in the fact that they were all made by man.Tags: fireworks photography, outdoor fireworks