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How To Get The Best Firework Photograph Pics

So the 4th July is just over a week to go and here are some epic tips on how to get the best firework pictures with your camera.

What you need:
• A tripod.
• Find a decent launch site.
• Situate yourself above ground level – generally some distance away.
• Avoid all external light sources so don’t stand under street lights.
• Check wind speed and direction, you don’t want to be standing in the pathway of the smoke.
• Consider including scenery in your pictures, both to offer a sense of scale and to keep your compositions interesting.
• Spectators can be a great way to capture the excitement of a fireworks display and gives you the opportunity to play around with techniques such as silhouetting. You could also consider including buildings, monuments, and similar structures as an addition to the fireworks themselves.
• Turn off flash and autofocus – set it to manual focus and infinity.
• The beauty of fireworks isn’t just in the explosion itself, but in the trails of light that blossom out and slowly fade away as they fall. You’ll have to use relatively slow shutter speeds to capture the whole show.
• Play with your camera’s settings and experiment with different shutter speed and aperture settings to see what works best – you don’t want grainy messes or a washed-out blur.

Check out the video below for further tips on how to photograph awesome fireworks pics.


How To Take Firework Pictures With Your iPhone

Epic tips on how to take awesome firework pictures with your iPhone. Not everybody has access to the latest DSLR camera to take photos of fireworks. We have therefore compiled a list of useful tips to enable you to take some great photos of fireworks using your iPhone or any other smartphone.

1. Location. Location. Location.

Choose your location well. For a large professional fireworks display, you will need to ensure that you are quite far back from the display.

As the firework breaks in a professional display are quite wide and big, the further away you are the more firework effects you will capture on your camera phone.

Please make sure that you are out of the way of any trees, buildings, lamp posts and power lines which may obstruct your camera view.

2. Use A Tripod.

Any shaking whilst using your iPhone, even very slight shaking will blur your image.

Please try to use a tripod, even a small hand-sized tripod will help.

3. Turn Off The Flash.

Please make sure that you turn off the flash before you start to take your firework pictures.

By turning off the flash you will help to reduce the blurring.

You can turn off the flash by clicking the lightning bolt symbol in the corner of the screen.

4. Simply Make A Video.

If you do not want the hassle of trying to capture great fireworks pictures, flip your iPhone horizontally and just simply record a video.

Again if possible please try to record the video using a tripod.

Whatever you do, don’t be a plonker like a guy in the video below 🙂

5. Take Lots Of Pictures.

An iPhone is never going to take as good pictures as a fancy DSLR camera.

Therefore take, as many fireworks pictures as possible using the tips we have given you, and although there may be bad pictures there will always be a few good ones you can use.

You can also use awesome apps like Instagram to enhance your pictures through the many different filters they offer.

Further advice on taking firework pictures can be found here.

Please feel free to email your pictures to Epic HQ and we’ll post the best shots on the epic fireworks blog. Good Luck 🙂