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How to Shoot Great Photos of Fireworks

Do you want to capture great fireworks photos on the Fourth of July? Patch shares a few tips about camera settings that will help capture area fireworks displays.

Capturing fireworks on camera is a challenge that can be mastered easily with the right equipment and settings on your camera.  Here is a  short tutorial to help you capture the rockets' red glare at area fireworks displays this Independence Day.

The photos above walk you through settings to capture fireworks. Of course, play around with the settings to see what works for you.

Here's a list of equipment we think you'll need:

  • Camera: Either point-and-shoot or an SLR.
  • Tripod: To keep the camera steady and prevent motion blur.
  • Flashlight:  To see the camera settings in the dark.
  • Wireless Trigger: Not necessary but it helps to prevent camera shake.

Do you have any tips to share? Tell us in the comments, and please, share your photos.

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Submit your pics: After you get your photos, don't forget to share them with everyone by uploading them to the Hudson Patch community photo and video gallery.

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