Photographing fireworks can be challenging but it's not impossible. In this gallery, get tips and tricks for taking the guesswork out of shooting this nighttime event, and get inspired to capture your own unique perspective. Photo Tip: Turn off your flash and set your camera to manual mode. This allows you to control the exposure and aperture yourself. A good starting place for your settings is ISO 100, f/11, at 1/2 second. If the photos are looking too dim, vary the shutter speed while keeping the aperture the same. Get more photo tips »

Fireworks, Minnesota

Photographing fireworks can be challenging but it's not impossible. In this gallery, get tips and tricks for taking the guesswork out of shooting this nighttime event, and get inspired to capture your own unique perspective. Photo Tip: Turn off your flash and set your camera to manual mode. This allows you to control the exposure and aperture yourself. A good starting place for your settings is ISO 100, f/11, at 1/2 second. If the photos are looking too dim, vary the shutter speed while keeping the aperture the same. Get more photo tips »
Photograph by Joel Sartore, National Geographic

Photographing Fireworks

Get tips for photographing fireworks in this how-to gallery, from National Geographic.

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