Tutorial: Photographing Fireworks

Since fireworks were invented by the Chinese in the 7th century, they have accompanied many festivities. They announce the start and end of the Summer Olympics and you will undoubtedly see them exploding in our night skies during July 1 (Canada) and July 4 (US).

This One-Pager™ tutorial explains how to take great fireworks pictures. You do not need an expensive camera to do so, and I used a point-and-shoot on a tripod to do the pictures in this tutorial.

As usual with our tutorials, we give you the all-important theory, but then quickly switch to the here’s-how-I-did-it down-to-earth practical advice. The practical advice allows you to reproduce the pictures in the tutorial; the theory allows you to tweak the advice so you can take the pictures the way you like.

Read our tutorial: HOW TO… Photograph Fireworks.