Yesterday was the Fourth of July so we went to Falmouth Heights for the fireworks display. I needed to get a photo for the Tuesday Enterprise so I figured it would be a nice night out and a chance to get some cool shots. After looking at the photos I thought of putting up this post about how I made them.
Luckily last night when they kicked off the show it was still a little light out so the sky was a bit blue so for this shot I set the camera to bulb aperture f9 and ISO 200. I took a test shot of the scene to see what I thought I would need for the exposure time and about 8 seconds looked right. Now with the exposure time I play it by ear the whole show depending on what types of fireworks are going off.
So that is my favorite shot of the night now I will show you some others with the info for the shot under each one for reference.
So those are some of my favorites from Last night. and I hope that it gives an idea of the settings needed to shoot them. Other must haves for good fireworks shots are a sturdy tripod and a cable release for the shutter.