Today, it is the only day of the year with the firework show.
I really enjoy fireworks. Since I live in US, I am missing the New Year celebration, and even more- the Light and Music events in my area back in Poland many years ago.
Yet, I have to admit the no fireworks across the Pond come close to the 4th of July show in even small rural communities. It is a great fun to watch and to photograph. When you get pat the basic setting- f/11, bulb and a bit wider focal length to catch the action, you start wondering how to add interest. Include a landscape into composition, a lake, a building. Last year, we were on vacation on Lake Namakagon in Wisconsin- it was quite easy to choose a spot. I have a colorful reflection in the water and boats, floating freely while people watch the show.
This year, wish mi luck in finding a good spot in Iowa City.
And if you want to learn more about the technique for photographing fireworks, check out some of those great tutorials:
– How to photograph fireworks by Alan Hess
– How to shoot fireworks by Scott Kelby
– 5 tips for spectacular firework photographs
– How to shoot [photograph] fireworks by Chase Jarvis (with video by John Cornicello)
– How to photograph firework displays from Digital Photography School
– How to get perfect firework photo from Pixiq
Any resources I did not mention? Share them in the comments!