How to (Not) Photograph Fireworks

How to (Not) Photograph Fireworks, Artie Guerrero PhotographyFriday was July 4, one of the closest things to heaven on Earth for a photographer.  You will have a small window to capture a few keepers.  Done correctly, you can get some beautiful shots of “the rockets’ red glare” and “the bombs bursting in air.”

For some guides on how to shoot fireworks, click here or here.

How to (Not) Photograph Fireworks, Artie Guerrero Photography

When it comes to how to NOT photograph fireworks, I have one simple tip:

Don’t take your camera!

This year, my wife, daughter, and I went to the annual 4th of July celebration at the George Bush Presidential Library on the campus of Texas A&M University.  I chose to leave the Nikon at home for one simple reason:  I wanted to enjoy the night with my family rather than fiddle with the camera.  It turned out to be a great decision.  I got to listen to the ooh’s, ah’s, and other commentary from my daughter as she took in the show.   It’s one of those memories that doesn’t need a photograph.

The photos included in this blog post are from a vacation to Disney World in July 2012.

How to (Not) Photograph Fireworks, Artie Guerrero Photography

 

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