This is a semi-formal guide to photographing fireworks with a digital camera.
Other than a decent DSLR camera, all you need for photographing fireworks is often a stable tripod.
Find a good spot to setup your tripod – preferably about hard flat ground and set get the camera aimed roughly at the section of the sky where the fireworks are required to be most dense. Look for a spot where people can’t get involving the camera and the sky.
Photographic camera Parameters
ISO: Most digital cameras possess a user-settable ISO. Choose the cheapest ISO. The lowest ISO is the very least sensitive to light – which seems to be counter-intuitive when you are photographing at night – but it is also the setting that can lead to the least noise – individuals minute red and blue and green speckled dots in your images. If you want to learn what noise is, you can determine by taking two photographs in the exactly same object. Say your own black shoes. Take one with the lowest ISO and the other with the highest ISO that your video camera offers. View both images at 100% size and yes it will become immediately obvious just what noise is. A large percentage of your firework photograph will be dry sky and you also want that to be as dark and smooth as you can and not interfere with your own colorful streaks.
Aperture and Pace: At such low ISO speeds you will need anywhere from 1 second to 4 or maybe 5 seconds to record anything within the sensor. Set the knob to Tv (Timing Priority) and choose a 2 second setting. See precisely how that goes. On subsequent shots bump it up to 3s, 4s and 5s to see what works best. Remember that several digital cameras requires a second blank exposure for exposures longer than a couple of seconds to cancel out this noise. Be prepared to wait.
Other stuff: Some digital cameras include a wireless remote. Though it may seem like a smart idea to reduce shake, it also introduces a matter of seconds of delay which could be a lot of. Try not to lean within the camera+tripod and press the shutter gently when you find yourself ready.
Don’t worry if the majority of your photographs are under-exposed or perhaps over-exposed. There’s no sure solution to tell in advance how a particular burst will turn out. But if you shoot several a minute for the 15 or 20 minutes that the typical display lasts, you comes away with several keepers. Give it a shot and let me know how your experience seems.