How to photograph fireworks

30 December 2015

Neil Freeman from Nikon School UK shares his tips for photographing fireworks.



Photographing fireworks can be extremely tricky to get right. You're photographing a fast-moving object in very low lighting and the results can often be unexpected. In this video, training manager Neil Freeman from Nikon School UK shares his tips for taking great firework photos:

To summarise...

  • Use a tripod to keep your camera still.
  • Set your ISO to the lowest possible setting on your camera.
  • Set your camera to 'shutter priority' mode.
  • Bracket a sequence of shutter speeds - this allows your camera to simultaneously take multiple photos at different exposures. Most DSLRs will have Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) in the menu. 
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