I’ve shot fireworks a few times, and most of them have been memorable. In 2007, my friend Greg and I once royally peeved our friend Kevin by each taking photos of fireworks over Eagle Nest Lake in New Mexico and comparing our individual frames… during the show. Two years later, I had perhaps had a bit to drink and tried to take fireworks photos… without a tripod. Worst fireworks photos, ever.
But, provided you’re sober and have a tripod, taking fireworks photos isn’t difficult at all.
Taking fireworks photos with a human element — that’s a different beast.
But, I did it.
And here’s another Fourth of July-y picture:
If you want to laugh at the failures that are some of my SOOC (straight-out-of-camera) frames from last night — or if you want some tips about shooting fireworks photos — head on over to our staff photo blog!