Fireworks Photo TipsS

Big holiday weekend coming up, and you might want to take a few pictures of the bang bang on Tuesday night. But that can be tricky. Ed Krimen at Photobird gives us his top five tips for shooting fireworks, which might just make the difference between bringing the shot home to momma and ending up with some, uh, modern digital art.

Sparing you the details, here are the top five tips: use a tripod, use a remote control or a timer to press the shutter button, use a long exposure time and shutter speed, turn off the flash, and pick a great location. Sounds like a lot of common-sense suggestions. We might add one more: while you're taking pictures of fireworks, don't forget to look at them with your own two eyes.

Top 5 tips for shooting fireworks [photobird]