The other night the town I grew up in put on a fireworks show to kick-off Labor Day weekend since weather and ocean currents prevented the show from happening around July 4th. Normally I head down to the beach to watch the fireworks but since the show kept getting postponed I wasn’t in to doing my usual routine this year and decided to just watch them from the comfort of the backyard.
Since I wasn’t going to be fighting for a spot on the beach or boardwalk I decided to test out photographing the fireworks on my camera. I’ll usually snap a few shots on my phone or take a quick video when I’m at the beach and I know the quality is going to be less than great doing it that way. I know the number one rule of shooting fireworks is to be extremely steady with the camera especially since I do not own a tripod. Standing as still as possible and bracing my camera on a table for extra support, I was very surprised to find a few decent photos out of the hundreds I took. A tripod is definitely being added to my to be purchased list so I can work on my fireworks photography.