Fireworks & Sparkler Fun

We captured some awesome pictures this 4th of July holiday,
so I wanted to share how we did it and the settings on our camera!

For sparklers, I used the settings from this link.

I was most concerned that we didn’t have a tripod,
but I just held the camera super still and it worked out fine!

Make sure your camera is in manual mode (M)
Set the f/stop to f5.6
 Set the shutter speed to 4″ (4 seconds)
Set white balance to Tungsten
and make sure everyone writes the letters backwards
(honestly that was the hardest part, haha) 

Since the camera was already set for the sparklers,
we thought we might as well try to shoot the fireworks at the beach.

The only thing we changed was the shutter speed so it was longer,
so you really have to hold the camera super still,
or use a tripod.

Make sure your camera is in manual mode (M)
Set the f/stop to f5.6
 Set the shutter speed to 8″ (8 seconds)
Set white balance to Tungsten

There you have it!

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